Drawing Ideas: Drawing and illustration are often the foundation for creation. Artists often sketch ideas and flesh them out into detailed, 2D works, or they use sketching as a tool for building 3D or digital objects. Meet some of the most exciting artists around, and discover different ways that artists use drawing and illustration to communicate messages.
In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet Ala Ebtekar, a visual artist whose large-scale line drawings explore the contrasts and similarities between contemporary hip hop culture and traditional Iranian culture.
Caleb Duarte works with a combination of found materials, architectural building supplies, painting and drawing to create temporary installations and "sculptural paintings" that evoke poignant narratives of home, shelter and displacement.
In this Spark video produced by KQED, explore the methods and history of print and political satire as vehicles for creative expression and social change though the art of Enrique Chagoya.
In this Art School video produced by KQED, meet San Francisco portrait artist, Jeremy Sutton, who pays tribute to creative luminaries in San Francisco and beyond.
In this Spark video produced by KQED, find out what Josephine Taylor is really thinking when she creates her psycho- dramatic drawings.
Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces and moods of San Francisco neighborhoods.
in this Art School media gallery produced by KQED, meet San Francisco artist Sirron Norris who makes both commerical and fine art in a distinct, colorful cartoon style. See a demonstration on basic cartooning techniques.
In this series of Art School videos produced by KQED, meet Thien Pham, an Oakland artist and educator. Pham shows how to draw a four-panel comic and demonstrates ideas for character development.
In this media gallery from Art School produced by KQED, Wendy Macnaughton discusses her illustrated approach to journalism and her book-making process. MacNaughton also demonstrates how to draw coffee cups and wine glasses.