• Basquiat: The 5 Artworks You Can't Miss

    Basquiat: The 5 Artworks You Can't Miss

    The title might be an overexaggeration... You can definitely miss them. You have free will, remember? But in defense of this article: You might learn something about this giant of the industry and how he keeps filling up museums and art school's itineraries alike, to this day!

  • Images That Shake Consciences: The Power of Activist Art

    Images That Shake Consciences: The Power of Activist Art

    Explores the impact of art as a tool for activism: linking powerful images with social justice and human rights causes. In a world flooded by information, art emerges as a powerful medium to provoke reflection and change paradigms. Beyond aesthetics and individual expression, art becomes a vehicle for activism, a tool that challenges, questions and shakes consciences. From vindictive paintings to powerful installations, contemporary art has become a platform for addressing social, political and environmental issues.

  • Benchmarking as a Creative Tool
    Marketing Teacher

    Benchmarking as a Creative Tool

    Imagine this scenario: you're about to start an exciting new brand design project or advertising campaign. How do you make sure you're on the right track from the start? This is where benchmarking comes in, a powerful tool that allows us to thoroughly understand our creative environment, learn from the successes of others and chart our own path to success. But what is benchmarking? In simple terms, it's like spying on the competition, but in a totally ethical and beneficial way. It's about researching, learning and applying the best practices of other companies to improve our own processes and results. Sounds great, right? When we dive into the design of a brand, an advertising campaign or any creative project, it is crucial to understand the environment in which we move. This is where benchmarking comes in. It helps us get to know our competition, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and provides us with a solid foundation to tackle our own challenges. In order to explain it better, below you can download for free my own benchmarking on an architectural firm, a practical example to understand the essential aspects to be taken into account. Remember that these aspects may vary depending on the industry, the campaign or the product, but this specific case will give you a clear vision.

  • Free Download: How to Draw a Dragon

    Free Download: How to Draw a Dragon

    Are you often found daydreaming of far away lands and fantastic creatures when suddenly a voice resonating inside your head, like a dragon's grunt, heard inside an empty cave, wakes you up to realize that you've been dissociating the entire time, at a social gathering, again? You don't have to answer! I know it's a hard confession to make... But, if you want to draw a dragon to scape your mundane reality, this Free Download got you covered!

  • Masters of the Medium: Celebrating the Best Sculptors of the Century

    Masters of the Medium: Celebrating the Best Sculptors of the Century

    Sculpture, a timeless art form that has evolved across centuries, continues to captivate and inspire. As we navigate the 21st century, a new generation of sculptors emerges, pushing the boundaries of the medium and redefining artistic expression. In this blog post, we celebrate the talents of some of the best sculptors of the century, whose works leave an indelible mark on the world of art.

  • 95 Years Later, Mickey Mouse is in the Public Domain
    3D & Animation

    95 Years Later, Mickey Mouse is in the Public Domain

    Discover how Mickey Mouse's entry into public domain marks a new era for Disney's legacy. In the whimsical realm of entertainment, there are few characters as iconic and enduring as Mickey Mouse. Since his debut in the groundbreaking cartoon short film Steamboat Willie in November 1928, Mickey has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences worldwide. With his mischievous charm and timeless appeal, Mickey became the beloved face of the Disney brand, gracing everything from theme parks to television screens.

  • Carry Your Canvas Anywhere: Unveiling the Enchantment of Lunéville Embroidery
    Fashion Teacher

    Carry Your Canvas Anywhere: Unveiling the Enchantment of Lunéville Embroidery

    Lunéville crochet embroidery is much more than a simple technique; it is an exciting journey that allows you to embroider wherever you want and however you want. Imagine being able to take your canvas with you and create unique pieces in any corner of the world. This is the magic that Lunéville embroidery offers! A creative freedom that breaks barriers and adapts to any lifestyle.

  • What Is Kinetic Typography? 5 Examples
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering

    What Is Kinetic Typography? 5 Examples

    Explore the dynamic world of kinetic typography: Learn how it captivates audiences & enhances visual storytelling in design. "Kinetic Typography" is basically a fancy new name that is given to animated fonts. It has existed since the 50s when film title design was an emerging artform. Some might already know Saul Bass' work on Hitchcock's movies for example. Now they are still used in cinema but also for lyric music videos and even just created by graphic designers to go directly into their neat portfolios to never be seen again.

  • What Tattoo Styles Are There?

    What Tattoo Styles Are There?

    The art of tattooing has evolved significantly over the years, diversifying into a wide range of styles that offer something for every taste and personality. From techniques that seek to replicate reality to those that play with abstraction and symbolism, tattoo design has become a form of personal body art. We will explore 10 of today's most popular and distinctive tattoo styles below, and may you find the one that's perfect for you.

  • How to Draw Plants Better (+Free Download)

    How to Draw Plants Better (+Free Download)

    You are old enough, now! You should be able to draw plants a bit better than your preschool self. And I don't care if you are a licensed physician or an unemployed historian or a AI reliant "graphic designer". Wouldn't it be worrying if you found out your psychotherapist draws like an infant...? Practice your doodles and make your preschool self proud!

  • Free Tutorial: How to Knit a Simple Wristband

    Free Tutorial: How to Knit a Simple Wristband

    Dive into the world of vibrant knitting with Charlotte Stone's tutorial on creating a colorful wristband. Perfect for both beginners and seasoned knitters! Welcome to another whimsical adventure in the colorful realm of yarn and needles! Today, we embark on a journey with the ever inspiring Charlotte Stone, the genius behind Stone Knits, as she unveils the magic of crafting a delightful wristband bursting with hues and charm. So, grab your needles, and let's dive into this colorful escapade together!

  • "Poor Things" and its Legendary Cinematic Influences

    "Poor Things" and its Legendary Cinematic Influences

    Dive into the intricacies of Poor Things, a cinematic marvel that weaves together influences from Frankenstein to Alice in Wonderland, creating a spellbinding narrative tapestry. Within the cinematic landscape, certain films rise above mere entertainment, weaving intricate webs of references and inspirations. Through its exploration of love, identity, and the boundaries of life itself, Poor Things, directed by the visionary Yorgos Lanthimos, pays homage to some of the most iconic tales in literary and cinematic history. It's a movie that's not for the faint of heart, delving into themes of brutality and suffering with unflinching honesty. Yet, amidst the harsh realities depicted, Poor Things captivates with its striking beauty, sharp wit, and moments of profound emotion, ultimately leaving viewers stirred and inspired by its conclusion.

  • How to Overcome Second Sock Syndrome for Knitters

    How to Overcome Second Sock Syndrome for Knitters

    Struggling with Second Sock Syndrome? You're not alone! In this video, we dive deep into the world of sock knitting to tackle one of the most common challenges knitters face: losing the motivation to knit the second sock after the first one is done. Ready to knit your way into a colorful world of cozy wonders? Well, hold onto your needles because we've got a tip that's about to revolutionize your sock knitting game. Chances are, you've felt this way before. You’ve just completed the first sock in a pair, and suddenly, the motivation to cast on for its twin disappears faster than a ball of yarn in the paws of a mischievous cat. But, worry not! Charlotte Stone, the reigning queen of sock knitting, is here to rescue us from the clutches of the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome!

  • 5 Free Design Lessons to Elevate Your Skills

    5 Free Design Lessons to Elevate Your Skills

    Discover five incredible design lessons opening their doors for free starting tomorrow! From logo design to art direction, elevate your skills and explore new horizons in graphic design. February just got a whole lot cooler! Starting tomorrow, you'll have free access to one lesson from each of these five sensational design courses. Whether you're intrigued by the creation of logos or fascinated by the storytelling in magazines, there's something for everyone to explore. So, buckle up and get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey through the world of design! These lessons will only be available for a limited time, so seize the opportunity while you can. Starting from 00:00 CET on February 16th 2024, they'll be open for enrollment for just 15 days! If you want to access them after this date, you can sign up for each teacher’s full course and dive into their topics in detail.

  • Domestika Teachers Celebrate The Year of the Dragon

    Domestika Teachers Celebrate The Year of the Dragon

    If you have a lunar calendar at home, there is no need for me to notify you that we just entered the Chinese new year. But there is still a lot of people that don't know (some don't even care) about this festivity. I'll make it short, don't worry: We might call it the Chinese new year but the lunar calendar which marks the date, is also shared by other cultures like the Hindu, Islamic and Jewish (Christians aren't buying it, though. Always late to the party, I guess...!). This time around a wooden dragon is the symbol for the year. Wood, in the context of Feng Shui, represents growth, expansion and vitality. It is associated with renewal, creativity and the beginning of new projects. I'm glad it doesn't represent death, decay and lack of imagination...! Let's delve into some of these new projects: Marcos Chin

  • 5 Nail Artists to Follow for Endless Inspiration

    5 Nail Artists to Follow for Endless Inspiration

    Are you a nail art enthusiast? Discover five amazing nail artists to follow on social media for endless inspiration and stunning nail designs. From eclectic and bold to delicate and pastel, there's something for every nail art lover! Are you ready to embark on a journey through the dazzling world of nail art? Whether you're an avid enthusiast or simply curious about the beauty industry's latest trends, we've got you covered. Get ready to be mesmerized as we unveil five Instagram accounts that will ignite your creativity and leave you craving more elegant nails than ever before.

  • Tips for taking measurements in pattern-making
    Craft Teacher

    Tips for taking measurements in pattern-making

    The world of design and clothing unfolds like a blank canvas, coming to life through the precise measurements that give shape to each garment. If measurements are the stars that guide navigators, patternmaking emerges as the compass that orients toward the perfect creation. Embark on our journey towards excellence in patternmaking! 🚀✨

  • 8 Books For Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    8 Books For Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    Looking for inspiration and advice for your entrepreneurial journey? Discover the top 8 books recommended for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Embarking on a freelance business or entrepreneurial journey can feel like diving into uncharted waters. It’s thrilling, yet daunting… It can be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, successes and setbacks. But fear not, adventurers! With the right guidance and knowledge at your fingertips, you can navigate these uncharted territories with confidence. So, join us as we unveil a treasure trove of wisdom. 8 books that will set you on the path to success!

  • 6 apps for drawing poses
    3D & Animation

    6 apps for drawing poses

    Improve your drawing skills with these amazing posing apps designed for artists. The world of internet and technologies has helped us a lot when it comes to drawing, since it facilitates all kinds of processes. For example, in the past to make drawings of people, we needed to have models to pose for hours, whereas today we have it at our fingertips, with applications made specifically to have all kinds of poses on which to base our drawings. With them, you will have a wide variety in which the body of the character is the protagonist, so you can observe every detail calmly and make a drawing of the body with all the precision you want. You can add these applications to the different Domestika drawing courses and make your artwork improve progressively. Take a look at the list we have created and choose the one that best suits your needs. Poseit

  • The Costume Design in "Poor Things"

    The Costume Design in "Poor Things"

    The new cinematographic sensation has arrived! An unusual coming-of-age story, stylized down to the last pin. In this article, we'll leave the hidden meanings aside.... They're pretty obvious anyway, you don't need me for that...! We will focus instead, on the direct influences Holly Waddington took into account to design costumes both Victorian and modernist. Poor Stylists

  • Sculpting Dreams in 3D: A Journey Inspired by Nature
    3D & Animation Teacher

    Sculpting Dreams in 3D: A Journey Inspired by Nature

    My name is Sasha Vinogradova, I am a digital artist, art director and Domestika teacher. And today I wanted to talk to you about art and the creative process. Have you ever thought about what art really is? To me, it's a way of communicating — a way to express what I find important and inspiring. It's a message, even if no one's there to hear it. It's like a quiet chat with the universe, trying to convey something important. And because art is a message, it stirs up feelings and creativity in people. This unspoken conversation is beautiful, global, and timeless. To be a good artist, you need to tune in to what inspires you, what makes you feel big, what makes you want to share yourself. It's not easy in a world that's always fighting for your attention, but as an artist, it's your job to sift through the noise and figure out what matters to you. For me, nature is the biggest inspiration. I grew up playing outside on my grandma's farm during the summers. I also went to art school, where we had classes outside, just soaking in nature and trying to capture it in our own way. Nature has this amazing variety, patterns, and character. It's fascinating to bring that to life.

  • 7 Top Artists of Greek Art

    7 Top Artists of Greek Art

    Discover the 7 artists who defined Greek art. Immerse yourself in the greatness of Ancient Greece. Greetings, art enthusiasts and lovers of cultural history. Today we'll take a closer look at the major players of the golden age of Greek art. From master sculptors to visionary painters, these 7 artists left an indelible mark on the visual narrative of Ancient Greece. Phidias (c. 490-430 B.C.)

  • Hugs in the History of Art: A Journey Through the Expression of Affection

    Hugs in the History of Art: A Journey Through the Expression of Affection

    Art, in all its forms, has been a reflection of the human experience, and one of the most universal and powerful emotions is love. Through painting, sculpture, and other artistic expressions, the embrace has become a symbol of affection, connection, and support. Explore some of the most iconic paintings that capture the essence of this gesture, offering a glimpse into how different cultures and eras have approached this universal theme.

  • How to use journeys as inspiration for writing short stories
    Writing Teacher

    How to use journeys as inspiration for writing short stories

    THERE’S ALWAYS A STORY IN A JOURNEY! Are you getting on a bus or a train today? Are you walking somewhere? There’s always a story in a journey! It might be inspiration for characters or inspiration for a plot or inspiration for the setting! Today, for example, I’ve already made three journeys and it’s not even 11 am! My first journey was before the sun rose. I got on my bike and went down to the sea for a swim. As I cycled down the high street, I saw a man washing windows. It made me wonder what kind of things he spotted. Supposing he saw somebody had fallen over who needed help? That could be a story – or maybe a twist in a plot. What if that person had been unkind to him in the past or refused to pay the window cleaning bill? Would he still help him? I hope so… My second journey was in the car to the local train station, which is about 40 minutes away. There was a traffic jam en route. This made me wonder how a delay on a journey could affect a character’s life. Perhaps my heroine might not get to her appointment on time because of the traffic jam. But what if her interviewer is stuck in the same traffic jam? There could be a story there!

  • What's behind renovating old furniture?
    Craft Teacher

    What's behind renovating old furniture?

    Hello everyone! We are the teachers at Domestika and the minds behind Studio Violette, and today we want to talk to you about the importance of renovating old furniture and the beauty of the process.

  • 5 keys to define your ideal client in minutes
    Marketing Teacher

    5 keys to define your ideal client in minutes

    Have you ever wondered what is one of the most important keys to transform an exciting idea into a successful project? Defining your customer in detail! In my experience, understanding in depth who we want to reach, what transformation we offer, makes the difference between a promising idea and a successful project. Here are 5 keys that will help you chart the path to your customer's heart: 1- Connect with your passion and purpose: Before venturing into customer definition, take a moment to reflect on your passions and purpose. What motivates you to embark on this journey? What problems and needs exist that you feel like addressing? Remember, the emotional connection to your project is the spark that will light the way to your ideal clients. Be authentic and be passionate! 2- Visualize your ideal client: Imagine you are creating your product or service for a specific person, your ideal client. What is this person like? What are their dreams, fears, and goals? What problem or need do they have? The key is to visualize your customer as a real and unique being. This will allow you to personalize your approach and create something that resonates with them on a deeper level. 3- Focus on problems and solutions: Here's the crown jewel: know your customer's problems. Do your research, talk to them, understand their daily challenges. The key is to become a problem solver. How can your product be the answer they are looking for? To help you in this process, I have prepared a free template that will guide you step by step in defining your customers' problems and needs. Download it and give wings to your creativity!

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