A Front of an Abacus!

More drawings for my sister, this time of several different types of abacus…  Several purposes for these eventually, including some tutorial documents and a custom brochure. If I figure out a way to use them in anything else, I will of course!

Abacus SorobanSoroban

Abacus SlavonicSlovanic

Abacus ChineseChinese

Abacus HomemadeHomemade

For a little background, the abacus is a very old-school mathematical device. For those who know how to use one properly, you can do some fairly complicated calculations very quickly. Most of these illustrations are modeled after official designs, with that last one an illustration of a kind that you might make yourself from craft beads and popsicle sticks!

Remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

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2 responses

  1. Nice one. I love drawings where you can draw the basic elelemtns and then with a few changes, come up with a totally new design. A great one for your portfolio

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, some parts of these were tweaks to get to other things… most were fairly simple structures on their own anyway. I also have a good base to do some animated tutorials for my sister and possibly help her with some training documentation as well. For that, I’ll most likely use b&w versions because it’s tough to make technical documentations with color illustrations. B&W just always seems to work better.

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