• Our Community's Top 23 Downloads in 2023

    Our Community's Top 23 Downloads in 2023

    Discover Domestika's 23 favorite downloads of 2023! From watercolor exercises to Procreate brushes and free PDFs on design thinking, these downloads by renowned artists and experts are your key to unlocking creativity. Hey, creative souls! 🎉 Ready to supercharge your artistic journey? We've rounded up the absolute best freebies of 2023 – a treasure trove of resources to ignite your creativity. Crafted by leading professionals in design, illustration, embroidery, and more, each resource is a key to unlocking your creative potential. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a newcomer to the world of creativity, these offerings are here to inspire and elevate your craft. Join us in exploring these gems designed to set your creative spirit ablaze.

  • 10 Creative Projects to Celebrate Halloween

    10 Creative Projects to Celebrate Halloween

    Discover this selection of creative projects to inspire you with the most terrifying celebration of the year. Halloween is here again. And far from wanting to avoid the most terrifying celebration on the calendar, we present you 10 creative projectors that will inspire you to bring your Halloween to life this year. From decorations such as posters, illustrations and even soaps to snacks that are as sweet as they are terrifying. Do you want to take a mysterious walk through all these projects?

  • Challenge: Can You Write a Long Story on Twitter in Eight Tweets?

    Challenge: Can You Write a Long Story on Twitter in Eight Tweets?

    Screenwriter, cartoonist, and editor Manuel Bartual takes on this Domestika social media challenge Manuel Bartual (@manuelbartual) has many talents, but above all, he considers himself a storyteller. He also knows that there’s more than just one way to bring a narrative to life, and so he uses a range of diverse mediums including podcasts, cinema, novels, and social media. In 2017, he wrote a fictional story through a series of Twitter threads that quickly went viral, becoming a Worldwide Twitter Trend and attracting hundreds of thousands of followers who now eagerly await each post. In this Domestika Challenge, we put his Twitter skills to the test by surprising him with groups of 7 words, picked at random, which he must use to create a story using no more than eight Tweets. Will he succeed? Find out in the video below:

  • Lettering Tutorial: How to Draw Spooky Letters

    Lettering Tutorial: How to Draw Spooky Letters

    Learn how to draw spooky letters with typography artist and illustrator Adam Hayes Clever typography can communicate far more than just words, and there's no clearer example than the work of typography artist and illustrator Adam Hayes (@mrahayes). Merging his passion for typography and illustration to create fun, concept-driven lettering which is playful and full of character, his work spans the design, publishing, and advertising industries, and his clients include Apple, Facebook, Google, and Honda. Halloween offers a great opportunity to add some extra character to your usual creative style. In this tutorial, Adam demonstrates how to create spooky Halloween letters to add a creative twist to your typography.

  • Drawing Tutorial: Three Simple Exercises to Free Your Creativity

    Drawing Tutorial: Three Simple Exercises to Free Your Creativity

    Discover three quick and easy drawing exercises to help unlock your creativity, with Laura McKendry It’s easy to get stuck in a creative rut from time-to-time. When that happens, it’s a good idea to do a few playful drawing exercises to help free your mind and get your creative juices flowing. Laura McKendry (@laura_mckendry) is a drawing and illustration teacher as well as an artist whose work you can find on tableware, fabrics, and fine art prints. Her nature-inspired illustrations have attracted major clients such as Laura Ashley and John Lewis. Laura approaches drawing and illustration with a sense of fun and curiosity, using materials like bubble wrap, blackberries, and teabags alongside her go-to watercolors, inks, and colored pencils. In this tutorial, Laura gives you three great exercises to help you loosen up and overcome creative roadblock.

  • Top 10 Creative Domestika Projects of June 2021

    Top 10 Creative Domestika Projects of June 2021

    Get inspired by Angelina Jolie’s portrait and a concrete kitchen table, two of the most liked projects this month Some of the best-loved subjects by watercolor artists are birds. The Domestika community also shares this preference and last month two of the most appreciated projects were watercolors with birds as protagonists. Other techniques stood out among the community, such as a concrete table and sentimental embroidery. Don’t forget to publish your end-of-course project or any other work you have completed in the Domestika community area. Sharing creativity is great for everyone. Furthermore, any member of the community can put a like or comment on your project. If it is one of the projects to have received more likes during the month, it will feature in the 10 best projects blog post like the one you are reading.

  • #CreateWithPride: Your Favorite LGBTQIA+ Icons

    #CreateWithPride: Your Favorite LGBTQIA+ Icons

    To celebrate Pride Month, the Domestika community has paid tribute to their favorite icons Design and creativity are powerful weapons of communication that have played a key role in the fight against gender and sexual oppression. #CreateWithPride is a Domestika forum action in which the community has been sharing artwork celebrating equality, self-love, tolerance, and freedom by paying homage to their favorite LGBTQIA+ icons. This year, digital illustration, lettering, and embroidery have been the most popular mediums. From singer Freddy Mercury and poet Federico García Lorca to Brazilian activist Marielle Franco, discover a selection of some of the most interesting projects that have been posted in response to this call-out. Thank you very much to everyone who participated!

  • How to Publish Your Projects on Domestika

    How to Publish Your Projects on Domestika

    Tips on publishing your projects: sharing your work, goals, techniques, and even doubts about your creative process Sharing your creativity is a positive thing. And, thanks to technology, it's never been easier to showcase your talents to the world. So many people could be interested in what you create. However, do you know how to present it or photograph it? Talking about your story, your beginnings, your inspiration, and even your obstacles is crucial. Read on as we tell you how to make sure your projects shine on Domestika.

  • Top 10 Creative Projects of May 2021

    Top 10 Creative Projects of May 2021

    Illustration, papercraft, and embroidery projects got the most attention from the Domestika community during May Should you share your creativity with others? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, then the answer is simply yes. In the same way that other people's work inspires you, you too can contribute with your style and skills. You may even find some opportunities to collaborate with like-minded people. The project area within the Domestika community is the perfect place to showcase your creations. You will find personal projects of creative members of the community, end-of-course projects, and new material from the Domestika teachers and experts. Furthermore, any member of the community has the chance to like or comment on your project. If your project receives the most likes in one month, it will be featured as one of the month’s favorites, just like the ones listed in this article.

  • The 11 Most Popular Courses in May 2021

    The 11 Most Popular Courses in May 2021

    Discover the favorite courses of the Domestika community to learn and awaken your inspiration Every creative course spurs new ideas, but which ones have had the biggest impact on the Domestika community this month? It’s always interesting to find out the answer to this question as the results say a lot about current trends. Also, if you still haven't discovered your favorite artistic discipline, it's never too late: this blog post spotlights eleven practices you might like to try for yourself. This list explores illustration, embroidery, watercolor, and cake design techniques. If you prefer to work digitally, it also features courses for mastering programs like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Domestika's expert teachers will guide you every step of the way and share top tips and resources. Discover your passion and explore the latest creative techniques with the Domestika community’s top picks! Cake Design: Modern Decorating Techniques, a course by Julián Ángel Step into the fascinating world of creative pastry and cake decoration. Under the guidance of international cake design instructor Julian Angel, you will learn everything you need to know: sketching and designing, combining colors, creating textures, and decorating. You will also practice lighting and photography tricks that will help your cake stand out on social media.