• Free Guide for Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Free Guide for Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Do you want to overcome writer’s block and never be short of ideas? Check out this guide shared by Shaun Levin Author and creative writing teacher Shaun Levin (@shaun_levin) will tell you that writing needs no preparation, and that there are endless narrative options available to you when writing a story. In creative writing, all you need is a pen or a pencil and paper to get started. You can immediately start writing about the first thing that comes to mind, for example, what you did today, however exciting that may have been.

  • 18 US and UK Museums You Can Visit Online in 2021

    18 US and UK Museums You Can Visit Online in 2021

    Take virtual tours of some of the best galleries the US and UK have to offer to celebrate International Museum Day Museums are slowly reopening their doors, and art lovers are all extremely thankful for it. However, it may still be difficult to book a visiting slot, and while we patiently wait for things to truly go back to normal, we may still want to access collections from the comfort of our homes. When the first lockdown happened a year ago, museum experts, historians, curators, and photographers around the world took it upon themselves to ensure we could go online and visit art and history collections while we were confined to our four walls. International Museum Day seems like a great opportunity to invite you for a virtual tour of our selection of British and American museums. Enjoy, anytime, anywhere! Science Museum, London This world-class museum has a collection of 325,000 objects and archives and ever-expanding digital resources. You can find all the stories behind the most fascinating, historically significant. and awe-inspiring objects that have shaped the world as we know it.

  • How to Find a Great Story
    Pro Marketing

    How to Find a Great Story

    Writer Shaun Levin shares his techniques for finding great stories in everyday life Shaun Levin (@shaun_levin) is a writer and creative writing teacher with over twenty years of experience in the creative sector. For the past fifteen years, he has edited literary magazines and short story collections and set up small publishing houses for whom he has designed different publications. He has also created writing maps that help to inspire other writers in whatever situation they find themselves in. According to Shaun, we tend to think that the best stories are somewhere out there, in the world, and that we have to go searching for them. However, over time, he has realized that most of the stories we want to write are already inside us. In other words, we are already carrying special moments around with us that have great narrative potential. But how do we unlock them?

  • After Effects Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow
    Pro 3D & Animation

    After Effects Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow

    Do you want to speed up your workflow in After Effects? Check out these tips from expert Borja Holke You probably already know that Adobe After Effects, one of the best post production and motion graphics software on the market, adds final touches to videos, images, and graphic design pieces. In addition, you can use this software to add movement to your lettering, typography, and illustration projects and help your portfolio stand out from the crowd.

  • 10 Online Upcycling Courses for Getting Creative at Home

    10 Online Upcycling Courses for Getting Creative at Home

    Experts in upcycling share techniques and ideas for creating while recycling Upcycling is a brilliantly creative way to draw attention to the importance of recycling. Finding new uses for materials that had been cast aside as useless, and transforming them into uniquely personalized objects, is very stimulating for the imagination. If you are passionate about sustainability and love crafts, this increasingly popular practice is for you. In the following list, you will find ten online upcycling courses for beginners. Even if you don’t have any experience, you can learn to transform old furniture or repair your favorite items of clothing with embroidery, crochet, or darning. Discover different materials and techniques for upcycling from home. Chair Restoration and Upholstery, a course by Lucia Giraudo If you think one of your chairs needs updating, why not upholster it yourself? To do so, Argentine entrepreneur Lucía Giraudo will show you how to disassemble your chair with the right tools. Discover which materials she recommends and learn how to differentiate between synthetic and natural fibers. Explore the world of fabrics, how to care for them, and transform that old chair into something totally unique.

  • What Is Documentary Family Photography?

    What Is Documentary Family Photography?

    Discover a photography style that captures the intimacy, routines, and relationship ties of a family If you are over 30, you will remember when your parents and grandparents used to pull out and show family albums to visiting family and friends. Together with many staged pictures, those albums are also full of spontaneous and unexpected snapshots. In the days of analog photography, you could not see the result of your shots before developing them, which allowed for a lot more spontaneity. And spontaneity is one of the main features of celebrated Brazilian photographer Grazi Ventura (@graziventura), a documentary family photography specialist.

  • Free Great Examples of Invitation Design

    Free Great Examples of Invitation Design

    Do you want to design some great invitation cards? Check out this examples shared by graphic designer Sarah Lewis Whether you're hosting an event yourself or working for a client, the right invitation can set the stage and prepare guests for what's to come. You can learn how to blend color, typography, and texture to create professional printed invitations to promote any event. Graphic designer Sarah Lewis (@sarah_lewis) specializes in print and identity projects, and runs Alphablots, which makes graphic greeting cards and playful prints for kids and color-loving grownups. She has created a free guide providing ideas for designing original invitations for any special event.

  • 10 Online Courses For Getting Creative with Botany

    10 Online Courses For Getting Creative with Botany

    Explore the creative possibilities of botany with our experts in illustration, embroidery, and flower pressing Botany has always provided artists with endless inspiration. Whatever your discipline of choice, capturing the beauty of nature is one of the greatest creative challenges you can set yourself. If you like to observe nature’s textures, colors, and shapes, let them inspire you to start creating with your hands. In the following list, you will discover ten online botany courses for beginners exploring illustration techniques, embroidery, and printing on paper or textiles. If you like drawing, you will also find a sketchbook course. For those looking to go a step further, you can even try your hand at designing flower and plant-inspired tattoos. Basic Botanical Pressing Techniques, a course by Happy Green Family Would you like to create unique botanical compositions with flowers? In this course, Camila will introduce you to the world of herbaria and teach you about the history of this practice. You will then learn how to collect and preserve plants and try out different pressing techniques to create a page separator or a picture. The founder of Happy Green Family–a botanical laboratory focused on creativity–will encourage you to embrace her passion for plants and what you can do with them.

  • 4 Influential Female Writers Who Hid Behind Male Pen Names

    4 Influential Female Writers Who Hid Behind Male Pen Names

    These world-famous female writers pretended they were men to ensure their work was read and published In 1929, in her essay A Room of One's Own, novelist Virginia Woolf pondered why there weren’t any literary works, poems, or sonnets written by women during Shakespeare's time that had made it into the history books. Her conclusion makes you think: "I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." While it is now impossible to know if any of these "anonymous authors" were women, what we do know is that many female authors and writers couldn’t sign their real names due to the constraints of the times, the subjects they were writing about, or the literary genres they were interested in... Instead, they used male pen names to avoid being judged, censored, or scorned. Their talent and creativity are responsible for major contributions to the history of world literature. Have you read any of their classic texts? 1. The Brontë sisters (the Bell brothers) Sisters Charlotte Brontë (author of Jane Eyre), Emily Brontë (author of Wuthering Heights), and Anne Brontë (author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) launched their literary career signing the names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their decision to do so was down to the fact that the subjects they were writing about were considered shocking, even immoral, at the time: controversial romances, alcoholism, violence... Although many of their contemporary writers still criticized their work for its "depraved" content, the reaction would have been far more extreme had it been known that these texts were written by three women from respectable families. Today, these sisters’ novels are considered groundbreaking works of art that have made their mark on the history of literature.

  • 10 Female Crypto Artists to Keep an Eye On

    10 Female Crypto Artists to Keep an Eye On

    Discover the works of female visual artists selling their art on NFT marketplaces As the crypto art market grows, it is becoming more and more male-dominated. While the overwhelming majority of artists embracing this market are male, more and more women are beginning to band together to help each other get a foot in the door of virtual galleries where they can access the highest-paying collectors. Below is a list of ten female creatives—designers, illustrators, animators, and digital photographers—who are active in the NFT community. They all seek to gain better exposure and do so through collaborations, mutual recommendations, and sharing their artworks online.

  • Instagram Tutorial: How to Make the Perfect IG Reels

    Instagram Tutorial: How to Make the Perfect IG Reels

    Learn how to produce creative Instagram Reels from scratch and succeed on social media, with Vix Meldrew Vix Meldrew is an educator specializing in social media and personal branding who helps people and brands build communities using Instagram. Her work as a professional content creator and influencer consultant led her to establish Grow & Glow, a community of creators and founders that empowers others on their brand-building journey. In this tutorial, Vix shares four fundamental tips to create successful IG Reels. Find out more in the video.

  • These Will Be the Most Sought-after Creative Profiles in 2022

    These Will Be the Most Sought-after Creative Profiles in 2022

    The World Economic Forum sheds light on which creative profiles will be most in demand over the next three years The World Economic Forum has published a report entitled Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy, in which it analyzes the professional profiles that will be most sought after in the immediate post-covid future and the skills they require. According to this report, over the next three years, more creative opportunities will emerge across almost every industry. Below, we list the most in-demand profiles across the fastest-growing sectors and explain which tools you will need to improve your CV and secure a promising career.

  • Photoshop Free Guide: How to Create a Botanical Illustration Pattern

    Photoshop Free Guide: How to Create a Botanical Illustration Pattern

    Do you want to learn how to create a pattern with your illustrations in Photoshop? Check out this guide shared by Lapin Nowadays, it is super easy to print your drawings on fabric and other surfaces through various online platforms. botanical illustrations are a perfect subject for this type of activity. Urban sketcher and illustrator Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) believes you can find peace in the rush of everyday life by drawing the plants and flowers around you. He believes drawing from observation is a great way to develop creativity and mindfulness. You can turn your watercolor sketches of your favorite plants and flowers into beautiful botanical compositions to replicate as a surface pattern in Photoshop.

  • Willian Santiago Will Always Be Remembered with a Smile

    Willian Santiago Will Always Be Remembered with a Smile

    A tribute to illustrator and Domestika teacher Willian Santiago from the team who collaborated with him on his course We always smile whenever we see photos from Willian Santiago's Domestika course. They stir up powerful memories. To create his course, Willian set off from Londrina in Brazil and took a plane for the first time, crossing the Atlantic and landing in Madrid, bursting with excitement. He wanted to share everything he knew about illustration generously and gently.

  • 6 Free Upcycling Tutorials for Repairing Clothes with Creativity

    6 Free Upcycling Tutorials for Repairing Clothes with Creativity

    From embroidery to stencil design, revamp your wardrobe and join the slow fashion movement Clothes are an essential item we use on a daily basis, however, they also serve as a canvas for our creativity. Customizing pieces from our wardrobe is a wonderful form of self-expression that can also extend the life of an older garment and reduce waste. From embroidery to stencil design, these six upcycling tutorials provide fun and creative ways to revamp your wardrobe and join the slow fashion movement. Click on the title in red to access the full content! Embroidery Tutorial: How to Create an Appliqué Appliqué is a great way to update your clothes, give them character, and fixing any rips or holes. This technique consists of embroidering a design, turning it into a patch, and then sewing it to your garment (or whatever surface you like!). In this tutorial, textile designer Ana María Restrepo (anamaria_10), who teaches the Domestika course Fashion Design: Painting and Embroidering Garments, will guide you through her process for converting an embroidered design into a patch.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: Why Do So Many Artists Make Self Portraits?

    Curious Minds Podcast: Why Do So Many Artists Make Self Portraits?

    Discover what makes self portraits such a unique format and part of the creative process with Curious Minds, an original podcast by Domestika Curious Minds is an original podcast by Domestika that explores the curiosities and untold histories of the creative world. Each week we’ll bring you a new episode, interviewing experts and creatives as we dive into the unusual origins of the images, patterns, and designs we take for granted. Subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app to never miss an episode.

  • A Brief Guide to Roger Deakins’ Cinematography
    Film & Video

    A Brief Guide to Roger Deakins’ Cinematography

    Discover the work of the Oscar-winning cinematographer, known for films such as Blade Runner 2049, Fargo and 1917 Roger Deakins is a living legend. At 71, not only is the British DP still active, he is arguably at the top of his game (and given that cameras keep getting lighter and lighter, he has no plans to retire any time soon). Best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, Michael Radford, Ron Howard, and Denis Villeneuve, Deakins has worked on a myriad of films shot on wide-ranging budgets, exploring completely different genres. Each one has a unique look.

  • Herman Miller and Knoll: Two Design Powerhouses Become One

    Herman Miller and Knoll: Two Design Powerhouses Become One

    Following the announcement that Herman Miller and Knoll will merge, we look back on their most iconic pieces of modern design Since their beginnings, Herman Miller and Knoll have always been synonymous with modern design, delivering their passion and philosophy to customers and clients around the world. The two legendary furniture design companies are joining forces to "create the preeminent leader in modern design," as stated in the official announcement. The companies have announced that Herman Miller will acquire Knoll in a $1.8bn deal.

  • Free Butterfly Embroidery Pattern

    Free Butterfly Embroidery Pattern

    Do you want to embroider a beautiful monarch butterfly? Check out this pattern shared by Emillie Ferris In the art of needle painting, a needle acts like a brush and the thread as the paint, helping you achieve hyper-realistic designs. You can create realistic embroidered pieces using the long and short stitch technique, just like Emillie Ferris (@emillieferris), who makes contemporary embroidery patterns, kits, pins, and original hoop art using traditional methods. Insects are a wonderful place to start if you’re a beginner, as they can be very forgiving of mistakes. Their symmetrical nature also makes the entire embroidery process very meditative and relaxing.

  • 5 Instagram Food Styling Accounts Telling Stories for Children

    5 Instagram Food Styling Accounts Telling Stories for Children

    Learn how you can use food as a storytelling tool that incorporates character design Mealtimes can be highly emotional occasions when children are concerned. The following designers, illustrators, and stylists take the art of gastronomic creativity and pattern composition to a new level. They attract a large community of children (and grown-ups) with their colorful dishes. Using simple everyday ingredients and a large dollop of imagination, they have brought both old and new characters to the table. Their beautifully designed dishes tell stories that draw you into a magical world. Let them inspire you and discover how to use food as a conceptual communicative tool. Edible_food_art_for_kids England Sarah Lescrauwaet, who created these pies, is the founder of Mia Chocolate. After living in Africa for seven years, Sarah wished to continue helping the communities she had gotten to know there. She founded her brand in collaboration with Proudly Made in Africa, which ensures all the chocolate and other ingredients used in her products are fair trade.

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