Pen tool templates!

Learn the pen tool in a game—for Flash

These reference the pen tool in Illustrator.
Comprehensive Guide to the Pen Tool (with downloadable exercise files)

Bad website, good, basic tutorials

The “old key” exercise is very good

Adobe video exercise

Design Modo tools

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Drawing Machines!

This is a copy of a post currently on the Photo Blog. Thought the drawers over here would dig it:

The artwork of Trevor and Ryan Oakes—identical twins who use drawing to investigate vision and sometimes mimic the results of a camera obscura. The Oakes produce their drawings on curved paper, because the curved surface mimics they way light enters the eye.

The video won’t embed, so watch it here.

Read more about the artists in this piece: Redrawing an iconic photograph with camera-like precision from The New York Times.

The video references this iconic image, Edward Steichen’s, The Flatiron Building, (1905)

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Another video of the Oakes drawing machine: