• Free Download: How to draw folds in clothing
    Illustration

    Free Download: How to draw folds in clothing

    Don't make your characters wear cardboard boxes unless it makes sense with their personalities... Consequently don't turn all your characters into cardboard wearing weirdos just because you don't know how to draw proper fabric clothing...! You might be working on a rebuttal to counter my previous statements... Fold your thought and let's get started! Fabric Dynamics

  • Photoshop Tutorial: How To Scan and Adjust Your Final Artwork
    Illustration Teacher

    Photoshop Tutorial: How To Scan and Adjust Your Final Artwork

    Learn how to scan your final artwork in sections and digitally stitch it together in Photoshop with Jon Berkeley There’s something special about making something with your hands, but one of the sometimes frustrating aspects of analog art is that it can be difficult to capture all of its detail when sharing it in a portfolio or online. Illustrator and author Jon Berkeley (@jon_24) has illustrated over 150 covers for The Economist and worked with outlets like Time, GQ, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. One fundamental part of his job, beyond creating clever and captivating pieces, is creating high-quality image files of his analog artwork. In this tutorial, he demonstrates how to easily and accurately scan and stitch together analog illustrations using Photoshop, without losing any of the image’s quality or detail.

  • Tutorial Children's Illustration: 5 basic expressions for character design
    Illustration Teacher

    Tutorial Children's Illustration: 5 basic expressions for character design

    Learn with Teresa Martínez the basic tips to create gestures and expressions in your children's story characters The correct construction of characters, whether they are more or less realistic, is one of the skills that every professional illustrator must master. The posture of their bodies, their costumes... and especially their facial expressiveness, which allows to convey a lot of emotion with just a few correctly placed lines. In the following tutorial, Teresa Martínez (@teresa_mtz), illustrator specialized in children's books, teaches you the basic expressions to give your characters a unique character. Discover them below:

  • Celebrating Cipe Pineles: A Pioneer in Twentieth Century Design
    Design

    Celebrating Cipe Pineles: A Pioneer in Twentieth Century Design

    Explore the life and legacy of Cipe Pineles, a revolutionary designer whose creative vision continues to inspire designers today. March not only brings the promise of spring but also marks the celebration of Women's History Month in several countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It's a time to honor the extraordinary contributions and achievements of women throughout history, and one remarkable woman who deserves recognition is Cipe Pineles.

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Manga Faces Step by Step
    Illustration

    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Manga Faces Step by Step

    Learn the keys to drawing a face front on, facing slightly to the side, profile, and the back of the head with Andrea Jen To draw a character is to give life to a new universe, with their physical and psychological characteristics , their way of reacting to situations, the traits which distinguish them from others. All of that begins with a formula. As illustrator and educator Andrea Jen (@andrea_jen) will show us, the head and face are where this process begins. This step by step guide will allow us to design methodically and with precision, without forgetting the different aspects we should keep in mind for if the character is male or female. Discover this method below:

  • Coco Chanel's Revolution in Fashion
    Fashion

    Coco Chanel's Revolution in Fashion

    Dive into the story of Coco Chanel, a woman who transformed the world of fashion. On August 19, 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, who became known worldwide as Coco Chanel, was born in Saumur, France, an iconic figure in the fashion world who revolutionized the industry and left an eternal impact. Her influence endures to this day and her legacy continues to be a source of inspiration for designers and fashion lovers around the world.]Dive into the story of Coco Chanel, a woman who transformed the world of fashion.

  • Introducing Adobe's Revolutionary AI Assistant for Acrobat & Reader PDF
    Writing

    Introducing Adobe's Revolutionary AI Assistant for Acrobat & Reader PDF

    Dive into the world of document intelligence with Adobe's new AI Assistant in Acrobat & Reader, revolutionizing how we interact with PDFs. As technology continues to evolve, so too does the way we engage with digital documents. Enter Adobe's latest innovation: AI Assistant, a groundbreaking generative AI powered conversational engine integrated into Reader and Acrobat. The release on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, signifies Adobe's inaugural leap into revolutionizing digital document experiences. Leveraging the formidable power of AI, Adobe is reshaping the landscape of content consumption and creation.

  • How to make your flowers last longer
    Craft Teacher

    How to make your flowers last longer

    There are several myths about how to make flowers last longer (such as putting sugar or vodka in the water!) and although some things may work, it does not happen in all cases due to the type of flowers (some are more delicate than others) or the conditions around you (if where you live is hot, or windy).

  • An Epic Journey Through “Black History in Two Minutes (or so)”
    Domestika

    An Epic Journey Through “Black History in Two Minutes (or so)”

    Explore pivotal Black History moments with Henry Louis Gates Jr. in Black History in Two Minutes (or so), a must watch YouTube series. February, a month known not only for chilly weather and Valentine's Day, but also as a time to honor and celebrate Black History. It's a time to reflect on the countless tales of resilience, creativity, and courage that have shaped the world we live in today. And what better way to delve into these stories than through the captivating lens of Black History in Two Minutes (or so), a groundbreaking YouTube series narrated by historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.?

  • Exploring the Creative Symphony: The Fusion of Art and Music in the Design of Visual Identities.
    Design Teacher

    Exploring the Creative Symphony: The Fusion of Art and Music in the Design of Visual Identities.

    Hello everyone! Over here Ryan Dean Sprague, illustrator, designer, mind behind Pavlov Visuals, musician and Domestika teacher. Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to explore the deep connection between art and music, and today I want to share with you part of this journey where it's evident how both disciplines have powerful synchronicities in their creative processes and how this insight has influenced my ability to create visual identities for brands that tell stories and leave a lasting impression.

  • Drawing Tutorial: How to Shade an Apple (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    Drawing Tutorial: How to Shade an Apple (+Free Download)

    Mastering shading is essential for creating depth and realism in your drawings. We chose an apple because it's pretty close to a sphere which happens to be a primary building block for shading. Grab your pencils or your tablet or your computer and let's get started! You can also grab a friend and tattoo the apple on their back... It's your choice, don't ever let anyone put you down!

  • Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw a Swan (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw a Swan (+Free Download)

    Did you know that swans share the genus Cygnus within the family Anatidae... You might understandably, not care... But, don't worry: In between all this trivial information, you will also find an easy to follow step by step swan drawing tutorial that you can't miss out on!

  • Photoshop vs. Figma
    Design

    Photoshop vs. Figma

    What's better Photoshop or Figma? In this article we will analyze their features, utilities and more to help you make the best decision for your projects. First and foremost, I have to make a confession: I have a love–hate relationship with Photoshop, so if you sense some built up resentment or sneaky favoritism throughout this article... Your senses will probably be on point! Photoshop vs. Figma

  • 5 Stunning Embroidery Patterns That You Can Download For Free
    Craft

    5 Stunning Embroidery Patterns That You Can Download For Free

    Looking for new embroidery inspiration? Download these 5 unique patterns for free and add a personal touch to your projects. Dive into the world of printable patterns, basic stitches, and intricate embroidery designs. Embroidery isn’t just about needles and threads, it’s a journey into a world of creative expression. If you've ever found yourself lost in this intricate dance, then get ready to embark on a new adventure. Buckle up, because today we're unleashing a collection of 5 extraordinary downloads that will revolutionize your embroidery game. Your skills are about to skyrocket from great to absolutely astonishing!

  • Sora: the new AI video tool
    Photography

    Sora: the new AI video tool

    Discover Sora: the innovation in artificial intelligence that's revolutionizing the AI world... Just like the last AI tool... How many times can you revolutionize the AI world before it gets old? OpenAI leaves some of us awestruck once again with their new realistic video generating tool. But if it left me speechless I couldn't really write this article, could I? What is it going to be used for anyways? The controversial AI Taylor Swift images now can be turned into a feature film? I'm not her biggest fan myself so I won't be checking it out...! What is Sora?

  • How to Crop an Image in Figma
    Design

    How to Crop an Image in Figma

    Learn how to crop images like a pro using Figma with this step-by-step guide. Perfect for designers looking to enhance their editing skills! This is also a perfect tutorial for cattle farmers that don't know how to milk a cow...! I'm only joking, they use Canva! Step One: Double click the Image

  • Best 6 Mood Board Tools
    Design

    Best 6 Mood Board Tools

    Looking for the best tools to create stunning mood boards? Check out our list of essential tools that will help you bring your creative vision to life! Designers, artists and common folk alike use moodboards to communicate their aesthetic ideas. In this article you will discover the most used tools by all walks of life, for this very purpose. If this sounds Niice wait and see how a good Gomoodboard can also be used to establish the aesthetic of your dream Adobe Express house and even the kind of Canva or Mural you envision inside it... And yes, we'll also cover Pinterest, but I didn't see a way to add it into the sentence...! Let’s take a look at some tools that can help you get the most out of the mood-boarding process! 1. Adobe Express

  • Discover Origami Bookmarks
    Craft

    Discover Origami Bookmarks

    Do you find yourself rereading the introduction of the same book over and over again because you never remember which page you were on? It happens to all of us, don't worry…. Who doesn't suffer transient global amnesia from time to time? Here comes the latest technology to put an end to our earthly frustrations! Origami bookmarks… With little animal faces… A pig will remind you which page you're on… Or a chicken, if you prefer! Maybe someone you know will tell you that you can turn the corner of the pages to find out where to go back to the next page… My advice: get rid of your conspiratorial friends…. One day, you will find out that they have friends other than you…! Traitors, in short…. Kawaii Tiger

  • Milie, known as Princess Prompt, Recreates Simpsons Characters
    Art

    Milie, known as Princess Prompt, Recreates Simpsons Characters

    Did you wake up this morning and thought: I'd like to see what a live action The Simpsons movie would look like...? Me neither, but here we are...! In this article we will discover the "magical" life like creation of Milie, known as Princess Prompt or rather the creation of an amalgamation of god knows what artists, Midjourney v6 got "inspired" by... I'm sorry, AI is just "influenced by art" like we are, right?... I shouldn't be mean to it! And it's true, AI is better than a lot of photographers and graphic designer's work, anyways... So, let's drop the judgment and learn to have fun just like a kind and respectful Artificial Intelligence would:

  • How to Become a Graphic Designer
    Design

    How to Become a Graphic Designer

    In a world where image is everything, graphic design has positioned itself as a fundamental career in visual communication. Becoming a graphic designer means more than mastering software tools or having a good idea; it's about learning to visually communicate, creatively solve problems, and understand the needs of your audience. In this guide, we will explore how to start in this exciting career, what professional opportunities exist, resources to get started, salary aspects, and how to stay inspired and updated in the field. Have you ever wondered what kind of job you can do in this profession? Graphic design offers a range of job opportunities across various sectors. Some of the most common professional outlets include:

  • Free Download: Pattern Cutting Manual
    Fashion

    Free Download: Pattern Cutting Manual

    Pattern cutting is the art of making your fashion design ideas become a tactile reality. If you are tired of envisioning groundbreaking garments that only models in your head can wear, it might be time to finally put together clothing that someone might actually be able to dress in. Reagen Evans and the charitable free manual he gifts us through this article might just be the answer to your prayers (poor things, always praying for charitable downloadables!).

  • What Is Python Used For?
    Web & App Design

    What Is Python Used For?

    Python has established itself as one of the world's most popular and versatile programming languages. Thanks to its clear syntax and powerful support library, Python facilitates rapid application development in a wide range of areas. From software development to artificial intelligence, Python offers robust tools for creating efficient and effective solutions. In this article, we will explore the different types of applications that can be developed with Python, highlighting its flexibility and capabilities.

  • 4 Must Read Books for Textile Art and Embroidery Lovers
    Craft

    4 Must Read Books for Textile Art and Embroidery Lovers

    Explore the enchanting world of textile art and embroidery with these 4 recommended books curated by Amanda McCavour, a seasoned teacher at Domestika. Today, we're diving headfirst into the captivating world of embroidery, where every stitch tells a unique story. And who better to guide us on this whimsical adventure than one of our very own embroidery teachers, Amanda McCavour (@amandamccavour) ? She's curated a list of 4 must read books that promise to inspire and ignite your passion for the art of thread work. So, without further ado, let's unravel the secrets hidden within these pages!

  • Expanding Horizons: Essential Tips to Transform Digital Illustrations into Captivating Three-Dimensional Narratives
    Illustration Teacher

    Expanding Horizons: Essential Tips to Transform Digital Illustrations into Captivating Three-Dimensional Narratives

    Illustrating is more than simply transferring ideas onto paper or screen; it's about telling visual stories that capture the viewer's imagination. Illustration opens up a range of possibilities for exploring narratives through perspectives, scales, and dimensions that can transform a simple composition into a dynamic and engaging piece of art. Here are some tips to expand your mind's dimensions and think in three-dimensional planes and shapes when creating your illustrations.

  • How to Become an Interior Designer
    Architecture & Space

    How to Become an Interior Designer

    Interior design is a profession that combines creativity, technique, and a passion for transforming spaces into unique and functional environments. If you're drawn to the idea of designing interiors that reflect style, comfort, and personality, this guide is for you. I'll take you through the fundamental steps to become an interior designer, exploring professional outlets, resources to get started, salary expectations, and where to find inspiration in the industry. Becoming an interior designer requires more than a good eye for decoration. It involves understanding the client's needs, the space you're working with, and how design elements can harmoniously work together. It ranges from selecting colors and materials to arranging furniture and lighting, all focused on enhancing the quality of life for those using the space.

  • Diving into Tommy José Stathes' Archive of Forgotten Animations
    3D & Animation

    Diving into Tommy José Stathes' Archive of Forgotten Animations

    Is early animation your passion? I bet not as much as the animation historian, archivist, and educator Tommy José Stathes who has gathered 200+ early animations you wouldn't have heard of otherwise. Now you can watch them in HD and without dedicating your whole life to it, isn't that nice? You can watch these animations (one or two probably if you are not a dork) and then go on with your day... For Tommy José Stathes, this doesn't apply...! Let's go over some of the classics you would've missed if it weren't for this archive of early animated cartoons

  • Free Download: Human Anatomy Fundamentals
    Illustration

    Free Download: Human Anatomy Fundamentals

    In this article, Sarah van Dongen will guide us through her basic rules for human anatomy. Explore basic human anatomy guidelines, including body and facial proportions, and insights into various body parts. Some humans might be "basic", but human body certainly isn't basic at all... Nonetheless, who cares about the accurate representation of the stapedius, the tiniest muscle in the body involved in acoustic reflex, when watching their favorite cartoons? Sure the cartoons will be hard of hearing as a consequence of having inaccurate "stapediuses"... But they might suffer even worse conditions not having other, more important organs, anyways...!

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