Putting More Diversity in Comics and Illustration: Why I'm Taking the #NonIdentikit Challenge

Sarah McIntyre | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah McIntyre

One of the problems with drawing diverse characters in cartoons and comics is that making main characters generic is one way to get readers to identify with them. We read characters into even the simplest shapes.

Michael Rundle

This Man Wants To Create Instagram For The Soul

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

When Apple unveiled its Watch in September, there were thousands of websites and social networks where you could read updates from the event i...

Your Four-Year-Old's Drawings Show How Clever They'll Be

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a far away drawer in most parents' houses lies a tea towel with a child's self-portrait on. There's no denying these primary school keepsakes a...

The Real Problem With Ed

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Whenever I see Ed Miliband trying to pretend he's a human, I'm always reminded of a particular scene in Mark Tavener's criminally underrated sitcom Absolute Power in which the oily sultan of spin Charles Prentiss (not so much played by as written for Stephen Fry) is sizing up dowdy Tory shadow minister Joanne Standing (basically a pilot version of The Thick of It's Nicola Murray).

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Keane v Vieira

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Sport
Iddo Goldfarb

Anyone catch that Keane v Vieira documentary the other week? If you've watched any football on ITV recently, you'll have seen national village idiot Adrian Chiles repeatedly flatulating over it like some sort of gammon whoopee cushion, each time turning to simper at sweet-tempered Roy with the distinct air of a man doing everything in his meagre powers to avoid having his intestines used to hoist the boom.

Mark Powell 'Drawing on History' Private View Launch

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Ben J. Cotton

The evening of Friday July 26 saw the launch party of the long awaited solo show 'Drawing on History' by biro artist Mark Powell at the Hang-Up Gal...

Meet the Artist: Mark Powell

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Mark Powell uses nothing but a simple Bic Biro ballpoint pen to create incredibly detailed portraits of the elderly. His chosen canvases are antique documents dating from 1763 onwards.

Pencil vs Camera Is Back: And More Surreal Than Ever

Posted 23.03.2013 | Home

One of the pleasures of finding an artist you like is watching their work evolve. In the case of Ben Heine, whose Pencil vs Camera project we first...

Think This Is A Photo? Think Again!

Posted 11.02.2013 | Home

When we've featured photorealistic drawings in the past on HuffPost Culture, it's proven surprisingly divisive. To some people, the idea of reprodu...

'Cosmic Safari' Takes Victorian Illustration On A Trip

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home

Victorian illustrations of animals and biology spoke of wonder and new discovery, but now they're more the fodder of dusty old museums. However, a...

Drawing the Imagination...

Kate Pankhurst | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Pankhurst

Drawing and literacy go hand in hand, we are all familiar with illustrated books, but it doesn't stop there. Drawing has the power to increase understanding, enjoyment and engagement across the curriculum.

Why Your Drawing Skills Could Reveal Risk Of A Stroke

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Could your drawing skills be the key to predicting your risk of a stroke? A team of Swedish scientists believe so, after testing the theory on a g...

Wake Up Calls

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.02.2012 | Home

It was the Everyday Reflections series that first drew us to talented Estonian artist Heikki Leis. Drawn with pencil and ink, each intricate piece...

Amazing New Artwork Fuses Drawing And Photography

Posted 20.02.2012 | Home

Belgian artist Ben Heine doesn’t believe you have to choose between photography or drawing, reality or imagination – he merges all four into one i...

'Project Context': Exploring the Creative Dimensions of Drawing

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Joao Paulo Nunes

"A drawing of a tree shows, not a tree, but a tree-being-looked-at" John Berger, 'Drawn to that Moment' When Project Context was initially made publ...