• Meet the 10 Female Photographers of World Press Photo 2021
    Photography

    Meet the 10 Female Photographers of World Press Photo 2021

    Following the announcement of this year’s winners, we spotlight the 10 female nominees The World Press Photo Contest recognizes the best visual journalism of the last year, rewarding images and stories in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, General News, Environment, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Spot News, Sports, and Portraits. This year, 4315 photographers from 130 countries entered 74,470 images. Of the 45 photographers nominated, only 10 are women. Following the announcement of this year’s winners, we spotlight the 10 female nominees, two of whom have just been awarded first place in their categories.

  • 10 Online Digital Architecture Courses to get started in 2021
    Architecture & Space

    10 Online Digital Architecture Courses to get started in 2021

    Professional architects and founders of major studios teach these essential courses Architecture is an old trade–as old as civilization itself–but one that demands constant learning. New CAD programs, new ways to show projects to clients, or visualization techniques are just some of the things you should familiarize yourself with if you want to get started in the world of architecture. With these 10 digital architecture courses, you can learn them from scratch: Introduction to SketchUp, by Alejandro Soriano The first step to mastering digital architecture is to know the secrets of the software tools you will need to advance professionally. SketchUp is one of the most popular ones, without a doubt, and you should learn to use it if you want to design and model all kinds of objects and spaces in 3D quickly and efficiently.

  • “Working Together, Apart”: Reinventing Relationships Between Teams and Clients
    Marketing

    “Working Together, Apart”: Reinventing Relationships Between Teams and Clients

    Sagi Haviv explains how the rebranding of discovery+ and Panda Global logos helped his team to reinvent their working methods In March 2020, when the pandemic hit, like everyone else, we were nervous about impact on our business. There were two main worries: one, that clients might be skittish about initiating or continuing design projects when the world was in crisis. This worry very quickly lifted when we discovered that many companies were eager to use the downtime of the pandemic to continue and even to accelerate their engagement with us. The second concern was more existential: working collaboratively and in person—both within our office and with our clients—has been at the core of our practice for decades.

  • Bullet Journal Tutorial: How to Use Basic Symbols
    Craft

    Bullet Journal Tutorial: How to Use Basic Symbols

    Learn the basic symbols used in bullet journaling and how to make a key for your own journal, with Annie Weir Bullet journaling was designed to help people organize their lives and bring clarity to their minds using a simple and flexible system made up of basic symbols. Annie Weir (@a_journal_by_annie) has been bullet journaling since 2017, combining her passion for lettering and illustration with a place to store her ideas, thoughts, and memories. In this tutorial, she shares how to use bullet journal symbols and how you can make a key for your own journal.

  • Bullet Journal Tutorial: Ideas To Improve Your Hand-Lettered Fonts
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering

    Bullet Journal Tutorial: Ideas To Improve Your Hand-Lettered Fonts

    Improve your hand-lettered fonts, with bullet journal expert Annie Weir AKA A Journal by Annie A bullet journal offers a way of documenting our lives with craft, care, and calligraphy. They require us to take pride over not only what we write but how we write it. Annie Weir (@a_journal_by_annie), the bullet journalist behind the page A Journal By Annie, is an artist who uses her bullet journals to practice mindfulness every day. In this tutorial, she shares a few basic tips on how to improve your hand-lettered fonts.

  • Discover the Colors That Will Trend and Triumph in 2021
    Design

    Discover the Colors That Will Trend and Triumph in 2021

    We analyze the main color trends in fashion, decoration, and design so you can use them in your projects For Eva Heller, author of the book The Psychology of Colors, colors - and how we perceive them - change according to context. This is how we connect colors with experiences, languages, thoughts, feelings, and times. For this very reason, brands, designers, artists, and specialists regularly focus on the color trends of the year or the season, since these will be the colors that will express the feelings and emotions of the moment and will reach the largest number of people.

  • 5 Key Tips to Make the Most of Online Education in 2021
    Illustration

    5 Key Tips to Make the Most of Online Education in 2021

    How do you decide how to educate yourself? How to get the best out of being a self-taught learner? Many of the most important structures in our lives have been profoundly changed in recent months. Our habits have forcibly changed. However, despite some limitations, new possibilities have also been created. Acquiring new knowledge, tools, and techniques through different online education formats has been one of them. Now, with so many possibilities, how to choose what to train for? And when we do, how do we take advantage of it? Patricio Oliver (@patriciooliver) has been teaching Illustration and Typography at the University of Buenos Aires for two decades. He is also one of Domestika's teachers. To discuss important aspects of online education, we talked with him about how to be a good self-taught student in 2021. These are his key tips:

  • 20 Craft Artists to Follow in 2021
    Craft

    20 Craft Artists to Follow in 2021

    Get inspired by the most successful craft artists of the Domestika community in 2020 Craft has acquired many followers, but the image it evokes can be old-fashioned and doesn’t reflect the many possibilities it offers. For this reason, crafts are often considered an unsung category of the creative world. The best way to learn about this art form is by exploring what contemporary craft artists are doing to innovate and rejuvenate old techniques like embroidery, ceramics, collage, and crocheting. The possibilities are endless, and we are here to prove it. Reset and change your Instagram feed, with images from creatives from around the world that will surprise and inspire you to take on a craft. Kathrin Marchenko (@kathrin_marchenko) Inspired by fashion and haute couture, Moscow textile artist, Kathrin Marchenko, uses tulle and colorful threads as a canvas and creates art pieces with 3D effects.

  • Top 10 Creative Projects of 2020 on Domestika
    Domestika

    Top 10 Creative Projects of 2020 on Domestika

    We have compiled a list of the most-liked projects to be shared by the Domestika community in 2020 There are only a few days left of the year, so we want to present the projects that have received the best feedback from the community out of all of those published in 2020 on Domestika. As was the case in 2019, the projects of the year are dominated by the medium of illustration. Final projects for different courses have also made the list, while fantasy and poetry have been celebrated as much as hyperrealism. Illustrator Adolfo Serra also gets a special mention for having authored two of the ten final projects to make the list. These are the top ten creative projects of 2020 to be published on Domestika: My project for the course: Watercolor Illustration with Japanese Influence, by Jessica Alvarez (@vanila_ryder) This final project, which was created for Flor Kaneshiro’s course, is titled Mandado. In this artwork, Jessica–the author–draws on Japanese influences, yet takes it a step further: she combines oriental techniques with a Latin American aesthetic inspired by Mexican markets.

  • 21 3D Artists You Should Know in 2021
    3D & Animation

    21 3D Artists You Should Know in 2021

    Meet some of Domestika's Instagram top 3D modelers and animators 3D modeling and animation are disciplines with a bright future ahead. Used in cinema, advertising, social networks, and even art galleries, these three-dimensional sculptures that come to life continue to leave us all in awe. Each artist has their own different techniques and style, but they all have one thing in common: they put countless hours (sometimes even days) into the smallest details in order to achieve perfection. Even the most minimalist work has a high level of complexity and requires focus and expertise in several creative areas. Do you want to discover the many faces of 3D and animation? This list of artists who stood out on Domestika's Instagram in 2020 is the place to start. They create characters and entire worlds using only software and incredible skills! Alex Z (@ghost3dee) Alex Z is a 3D animator who creates fantastic scenes with organic and natural movements, confusing even the most skeptical observer.

  • 5  Socially-conscious Artists Creating Art Out of Waste
    Art

    5 Socially-conscious Artists Creating Art Out of Waste

    Turning waste into works of art: meet inspiring artists from around the world For centuries, humans have exploited nature. The monstrous amount of waste we produce is an issue that socially-conscious individuals have turned their attention to. Today, creative people around the world are making art out of waste. This choice of material causes us to reflect on what items we discard and push as far away from our lives as possible. In this sense, an artist's decision to put these items into a museum as part of exhibitions is very provocative. We have selected five artists whose work you ought to explore: Vik Muniz Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is one of the most well-known artists working with waste, with his work having been exhibited in MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York. In the documentary, Lixo extraordinario (Extraordinary Garbage), Muniz recreated masterpieces from art history, such as the Mona Lisa, with peanut butter and jelly. He used leftovers from a macarronada (a typical Venezuelan dish) to recreate Medusa’s panicked face in Caravaggio's famous painting, and used scrap metal to create a world map. The pieces are full of irony, forcing the spectator to question what can be labeled “sophisticated” art.

  • Find Inspiration for Your Next Tattoo
    Illustration

    Find Inspiration for Your Next Tattoo

    Discover the trajectory and references of Chilean tattoo artist Polilla Tattoo Edward Lorenz's Chaos Theory states that small decisions can have profound consequences in our lives. Florencia Landaeta, better known as Polilla Tattoo (@polillatattoo), is living proof of this. After her husband — back then her boyfriend — gave her her first tattoo, the graphic designer became interested in this discipline and found a calling she continues to follow to this day. Moth fell in love with the trade, which allowed her to keep her interest in drawing. Three months after that first session, she held her first tattoo machine.

  • 10 Tips to Market Yourself Better on Pinterest
    Marketing

    10 Tips to Market Yourself Better on Pinterest

    Natalia Escaño shares some simple tips to boost the position of your pins among the top search results Pinterest is one of the most visual social networks, with a search power comparable to that of Google, but basing its content strategy on aesthetics and being a tool to find inspiration. This makes it a handy tool for creatives, artists, designers, illustrators, photographers, and even companies who want to share their products differently. Natalia Escaño (@nataliaescano) is a designer and illustrator and one of the most prominent Pinterest influencers in Spain, with more than a million followers and a portfolio of clients that includes brands such as L'Oréal Paris and Disney. As a great connoisseur of this platform, at both a user level and business level, she knows what it takes to stand out with attractive, eye-catching, and extremely visual content that will surely resonate with the audience. Here are the 10 fundamental tips from Natalia Escaño to improve the SEO of your Pinterest pins:

  • What Is Ikebana?
    Craft

    What Is Ikebana?

    Discover the ancestral Japanese art of arranging flowers and the best-known styles Ikebana, also known as Kado, is an art form that uses floral arrangements as a medium, following pre-established rules and symbolism. In Japanese, the term means both "to give life to the flowers" and "floral arrangement". The other denomination, Kado, means "the path of flowers."

  • 20 Illustrators You Should Get to Know in 2021
    Illustration

    20 Illustrators You Should Get to Know in 2021

    Domestika's Instagram followers share the artists that have surprised them in 2020 Social networks are bursting with creative talent waiting to be discovered. This rings especially true for illustration, an art form that, increasingly, helps us connect with our own tastes and deal with difficult circumstances with humor. You simply can never follow too many illustrators on social media, and that's why we have created a list of artists you need to discover before the end of the year. Willian Santiago (@williansantiagodg) A vibrant and explosive color palette is the hallmark of this Brazilian illustrator who combines digital and analog techniques in his works.

  • 5 Free Make-up Classes for Photo Shoots
    Photography

    5 Free Make-up Classes for Photo Shoots

    Available for a limited time only, these classes will teach you make-up techniques for a photo series Make-up often plays a fundamental role in the creation of a photograph. Whether you’re working on a self-portrait, artistic photo series, or fashion shoot, the right look can save hours of post-production work. We recommend that everyone working both in front of the camera and behind it learn the basics of working with make-up so that they can efficiently solve any problems that might arise on set. These five free classes will guide you in what you need to know, whatever your studio role. Free Class: Make-up for Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography In this class, from the Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography course, photographer Krishna VR shares some simple tips for doing one’s own make-up. The expert explains how she has learned different techniques online. In this lesson, she advises how to match skin color and avoid a lengthy post-production process.

  • Krizia Robustella’s Upcycling Tips to Renew Your Sportswear
    Craft

    Krizia Robustella’s Upcycling Tips to Renew Your Sportswear

    Get inspired, learn to customize your sports garments, and create stylish clothing through upcycling Barcelona-born Krizia Robustella (@kriziarobustella)has been working as a fashion designer for over ten years. Her mother was a fashion wholesaler and named her after the Italian fashion brand she had seen in Vogue in the 70s. Her fate was decided on that day. She presented her recycled 90s tracksuits in the Ego de Cibeles catwalk in 2007. The press called her style Sport Deluxe. From that moment, her collections have been part of the Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week and the 080 Barcelona Fashion. She also sells them in her shop in the Catalonian capital. Read on to discover how she creates two sports outfits out of an old sweatshirt, using upcycling, and see a gallery of her pieces.

  • 8 Interior Design Trends for 2021
    Design

    8 Interior Design Trends for 2021

    Discover how our homes will look next year: the return of long-gone pieces of furniture, the new role of industrial designers, and the unexpected role of walls Juan Pablo Fuentes studied industrial design at Diego Portales University in Chile in the late 1990s. Since then, he has founded several studios and built his own design space, COMODO, the first in Chile dedicated to producing, manufacturing, and marketing the so-called new national design. He was also the School of Design's director at the University of the Americas, which connected him to Latin America and Europe's design world. As a designer, @juanpablofuentes can study every aspect of an object: aesthetic, functional, economic, and social. His work enriches this skill at the editorial project Nuevos Creativos Chilenos, through which he focuses on product design, clothing, and graphics. His global vision is also nourished by the National Design Space, the first design gallery in Chile, a place that he shares with other partners and to promote, disseminate, and market serialized or limited design pieces sourced from local talent.

  • How To Cut a Movie Trailer
    Film & Video

    How To Cut a Movie Trailer

    James Edgington takes us behind the scenes at one of the top movie trailer agencies in Hollywood For as long as he can remember, James Edgington was always drawn to working on feature films. After moving to London in his early 20s, he landed a job as a runner at a post-production company working on prime time British television shows, such as The X-Factor, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and The Jonathan Ross Show. Back then, James wasn’t yet aware that an entire industry dedicated to cutting movie trailers existed: “I just thought that the director or the film editor cut the trailer”, he says. It wasn’t until a few years later, when he was invited for a trial shift at the Editpool–a trailer agency based in the UK capital–that he discovered it was possible to make a career out of specializing in this particular branch of video editing.

  • 15 Contemporary Designers Working with Prints
    Craft

    15 Contemporary Designers Working with Prints

    Be inspired to create unique and charming clothes with the beautiful print work of world-renowned fashion designers Julia Pelletier (@julia_pelletier) is a textile designer who has specialized in silk screen printing, drawing, and teaching for over 15 years. In her Domestika course, she will teach you to combine creative techniques to design unique garments. Creating art that you can wear is a great way to show off your style and personality. Before you get started on your creation, she encourages you to look to some of today’s most creative contemporary designers working with prints for inspiration. Find the list below:

  • 10 Illustrators to Discover in 2021
    Illustration

    10 Illustrators to Discover in 2021

    Spanish Illustrator and Domestika teacher Puño introduces us to some inspiring illustrators with unique styles from around the world Earlier in the year, I wrote a post in the Domestika blog called ‘Puño recommends,’ in which I shared some of the illustrators whose work is a source of inspiration. Some of them are featured in this article to inspire you with their work, whichever your drawing or illustration style. Click on their name highlighted in red if you want to learn more about them. JooHee Yoon South Korea JooHee Yoon’s work is an exemplary demonstration that traditional and digital techniques can live together in harmony. They create a perfect symbiosis in which the digital evens out the rough side of the traditional processes, and at the same time, enhances their essence.

  • 5 Watercolor Time-lapses That Will Inspire You to Paint
    Illustration

    5 Watercolor Time-lapses That Will Inspire You to Paint

    Paint and water embrace in these inspiring works by five watercolor artists Watercolors are a world of possibilities–you can explore infinite subjects using this medium. These five time-lapses are proof that water, when mixed with paint, is mesmerizing. The following five artists show us how they each create a piece at great speed. Watercolor portrait, with Carlos R. Casado (@carlosrodriguezcasado) Carlos R. Casado mainly uses watercolors for caricatures. Carlos uses watercolor's unpredictability to his advantage when he draws and paints well-known characters. Here, he shows us a different way of working with watercolors to what we are used to seeing.

  • 5 Design Trends to Look Out for in 2021
    Design

    5 Design Trends to Look Out for in 2021

    Discover which trends will impact photography, editorial design, and typography in 2021 Silvia Fernández Palomar, also known as Silvia Ferpal, is a designer and artist with a well-trained eye. She won the 2019 National Design Award for the young designers category; has worked at companies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Paseo, Designit Madrid, and Designit New York; and is a design teacher at IED. While Silvia believes that our perception of trends is subjective, when you listen to her make observations, you start seeing how new patterns emerge where you hadn't noticed them before. Her opinion, she says, is based on requests from clients, the projects she’s recently worked on, and her personal judgement. "The important thing about trends," she warns, "is to use them as a guide. These are, for her, five trends that will make an impact on the design world in 2021.

  • Top 15 courses for those who love crafts
    Craft

    Top 15 courses for those who love crafts

    Discover how to start working with carpentry, embroidery, ceramics, concrete and crochet with the best specialists Talking about crafts is opening the doors to a fascinating universe that brings together numerous manual techniques. From creating ceramics to dyeing fabrics with natural pigments, the possibilities are endless. If you love crafts or know someone who wants to venture into the area, there are several worlds that live side by side and can be explored together. To help you decide where to start or which gift may be most suitable for a friend or family member, we have selected several techniques, and the best specialists, in 15 unmissable courses.

  • 5 Free Classes in Food Photography
    Photography

    5 Free Classes in Food Photography

    Available for a limited time only, these classes will show you how to take great photographs of your favorite recipes A quick scroll on Instagram proves that food photography has made a big impact on social media. You’ll also see how difficult it is to stand out amongst the sea of images that have been hashtagged with popular categories like #foodporn. When going up against this strong competition, it’s a good idea to learn from the best: from coming up with a concept to setting up lighting. These five free classes are an invitation into the exciting world of food styling and the range of skills you can master. Free Class: Set and Lighting A photography set is where the magic begins, and creating it, of course, has its secrets. In this class from the course Food Photography Basic Techniques, commercial photographer Ernesto López explains how to create a workspace that helps you concentrate on your creative process. He will also teach you how to control light so that your photographs look great from the get-go. In summary, you will learn how to assemble a set and will discover the basic knowledge you need to take a spectacular photograph.

  • Top 15 Digital Marketing Trends for 2021
    Marketing

    Top 15 Digital Marketing Trends for 2021

    Discover the digital marketing trends that will make their mark in 2021 Business interactions are increasingly taking place in the virtual world. Therefore, planning and developing digital marketing strategies that are relevant to the current market is essential. It is a sure-fire way to help you reach new customers and strengthen your relationship with those already loyal to your brand. To help you with this task, check out the incoming trends for 2021 across this field. This list not only takes into account predictions from international publications such as Business Insider and Forbes, it also draws on information shared in several Domestika courses dedicated to the best digital marketing techniques. Make sure to stay up to date. In a market as vast and competitive as the Internet, every little detail that makes you stand out is vital and may be the factor that determines whether a business is successful or not.