• 5 Tips For Dealing with Comments on Social Media

    5 Tips For Dealing with Comments on Social Media

    Expert Hana Klokner shares her top tips for responding to feedback on social media, both the good and the bad Hana Klokner (@hanajayklokner) is an expert in social media marketing and a children’s book author from Slovakia. Hana started out in digital marketing in 2007 when she got a job at the age of 16 working for MacBlog.sk, an online Apple magazine based in Slovakia. During the time that she worked for the company, she wrote around 200 articles about Apple products and discovered her passion for blogging. This fuelled Hana to launch her own “fashion blogazine,” through which she learned all about planning, producing, editing, and promoting content while she was still at school.

  • What Is a Stencil and What Are the Origins of the Stenciling Technique?

    What Is a Stencil and What Are the Origins of the Stenciling Technique?

    Discover the creative possibilities offered by stencils or the stenciling technique Perhaps you have used a stencil before to paint a design, in which case, you've already practiced stencil art. This method consists of stamping a design onto a surface by passing paint through a stencil. This is not a visual art that has emerged recently; it goes way back. From cave paintings illustrating everyday scenes to graffiti calling attention to social issues in our cities, there are many ways to apply motifs quickly and accurately. In this blog post, we review the evolution of stencil art to understand why it has been used so much, not only in the artistic world and street art but across a range of disciplines. Finally, we will also analyze how it is applied to textile screen printing.

  • 12 Free Tutorials for Handmade Creativity

    12 Free Tutorials for Handmade Creativity

    Stimulate your creativity with these inspiring DIY, calligraphy, and upcycling artists Sometimes, creativity can only be executed manually. Knitting, painting, or dyeing garments are only some of the things you can achieve using easy yo obtain materials. All these activities will help you awaken your lateral thinking, that is, to focus more freely and imaginatively on your day-to-day life. Furthermore, spending time creating something is a way to take a break from the screen. Whatever your reason may be, make sure to check out these 12 free tutorials that will help you develop your creativity using your hands. Disconnect in order to reconnect. There are tutorials for crafting, calligraphy, macramé, upcycling, and more. If any of these take your fancy, click on the title to access the full content. Enjoy! Calligraphy Tutorial: How to Make a Reed Pen for Calligraphy in 5 min Have you ever heard about this calligraphy tool? A reed pen is one of the oldest writing tools in existence. It is key for various types of calligraphy, including uncial, as it enables you to create compact but organic shapes on paper. If you want to know how to make your own reed pen, check out this tutorial by calligraphy expert and graphic designer Joaquín Seguí (@joaquinsegui).

  • 5 Interesting Facts About Origami

    5 Interesting Facts About Origami

    Learn surprising things about this ancient Japanese paper-folding technique Long before a huge scramble of paper-folded cranes invaded our math classes at school, origami already had unsuspected uses and functions in Japan, where it was invented. From its use by medieval samurai as a concentration technique before battle to its inspiring characteristics for future spaceships that will take us to other galaxies, this paper-folding art has evolved to become part of human culture. Find out in this video.

  • Free Guide: Styling your Products for a Home Photoshoot

    Free Guide: Styling your Products for a Home Photoshoot

    Do you want to learn a few tips about styling and photographing your products? Check out this guide Artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur Tatiana Nedialkova (@softerandwild) knows how important it is for your products to look amazing when you promote them. A home photoshoot can be the best place to achieve this if you use the right tools and direction. In product photography, you need to study and plan your setup, especially if shooting at home: props, camera, and various backdrops. Tatiana shares a guide with tips on food photography to inspire setting up your own home photoshoots.

  • The Best Free Sound and Music Libraries for Editing Your Podcast

    The Best Free Sound and Music Libraries for Editing Your Podcast

    Take your podcast to the next level with these 13 royalty-free music and sound effects apps Up there with the script and actual recording, the way you edit your podcast is key. During this process, your choices regarding music and sound effects have the power to make the final result shine, and will help you connect more with your audience. If you've already created your own podcast or are about to record an episode, this list of free and pay-for resources and apps will help you uncover a vast source of royalty-free music and sound effects, presenting you with a range of options when it comes to editing your work and making it sound its best.

  • 10 Free Graphic Design Tutorials for Professionals

    10 Free Graphic Design Tutorials for Professionals

    Learn all the secrets and techniques of graphic design from the experts Several areas of expertise fall under the umbrella of design: screen printing, editorial layout, illustration, user experience, and more. Although they may all be connected, each of these skills requires a unique and specific learning process. To become a true professional, you need to master a bit of everything. The following tutorials include essential tips from big-name professionals that will help you improve your knowledge of graphic design.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: What Does It Take For a Movie Poster to Be Iconic?

    Curious Minds Podcast: What Does It Take For a Movie Poster to Be Iconic?

    Discover how movie poster artists combine creativity with commercial art 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.

  • 10 Tips for Selling Your Digital Artwork on NFT Marketplaces

    10 Tips for Selling Your Digital Artwork on NFT Marketplaces

    Digital artists share the strategies they use to promote their digital artworks on NFT marketplaces NFTs have revolutionized the digital art world over a matter of weeks, making it possible for artists to sell their work for substantial sums of money. In January alone, the value of Ether, the cryptocurrency traded in this market, grew 10 times, and it is said that this is only the beginning. The figures sales are fetching are very tantalizing sums, and many artists have jumped on the NFT bandwagon. This new venture has not only opened up a world of possibilities but also comes with news tasks, such as self-promotion. If you have already tokenized your works and been granted access to a marketplace such as Foundation, Opensea, Superrare, Rarible, or Makers Place, you are probably wondering what you need to do to make a sale. We asked artists experienced selling art online which communication strategies work best for them, which social media platforms they need to have a presence on, and what kind of content tends to attract collectors. These are their top ten marketing strategies for promoting your digital art:

  • 6 Design Documentaries That You Need To Watch

    6 Design Documentaries That You Need To Watch

    Discover amazing documentaries on design and designers, from Dieter Rams to the legacy of the Bauhaus movement Javier Zamora is a graphic designer and founder and creative director of Plácida (@placida), a graphic design studio based in Granada, Spain, specializing in corporate brand identity and product packaging design. Javier and his team are dedicated to creating original visual and tactile experiences that go that extra mile. Until 2012, Javier had been working in an architecture studio as an illustrator. Realizing that editorial design was his true passion, he quit his job and enrolled on a degree in graphic design, graduating in 2016.

  • Who is Oscar Winner Chloé Zhao?
    Film & Video

    Who is Oscar Winner Chloé Zhao?

    Discover the life and work of the award-winning director, writer, and editor of Nomadland who made history in 2021 Chloé Zhao is the name on everyone’s lips after making Oscar history as the first woman of color to take home the Best Director prize. Having already won a number of awards for Nomadland, including the top prizes at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and both the BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Director, the world was poised to see if the poetic drama starring Frances McDormand would triumph at the 93rd Academy Awards. It did. Not only was Zhao awarded Best Director, Nomadland also picked up Best Picture and Frances McDormand took home Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film.

  • Free Guide for Designing 3D Characters
    3D & Animation

    Free Guide for Designing 3D Characters

    Do you want to learn to create reference images for developing your 3D characters? Check out this guide Animator, illustrator, and director Laurie Rowan (@laulrowan) knows the importance of collecting inspiration and distilling it into a compelling image that will inform your 3D rendered illustration process. In 3D characters illustration, you need to learn how to turn hand-drawn sketches into 3D rendered images. Laurie shares a guide with his personal approach to character design to help you discover new sources of inspiration and explore your imagination when building your characters and sets.

  • The Diverse Creative Universe of Carlinhos Brown

    The Diverse Creative Universe of Carlinhos Brown

    Learn about the life and career of the composer and multi-instrumentalist who know teaches a course on Domestika Carlinhos Brown (@carlinhos_brown) was the first Brazilian musician to be appointed as Ibero-American Ambassador of Culture and to become a member of the Oscars Academy. He is a singer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, a judge on The Voice Brasil, and has worked on The Voice Kids. He will also soon publish a course on Domestika. In the course Introduction to Percussion: Discover the Magic of Rhythm, the artist demonstrates the power of percussion instruments, not just for music but for universal communication. In addition to shedding light on his career path and influences, Carlinhos talks about the power of percussive communication, taking us on a journey through his ancestral past in which he will present instruments from different parts of the world. The course also covers topics such as composing and arranging and include tips on recording and editing. Be sure to check out the trailer!

  • What Is Sensitometry and Why Is It So Important In Cinematography?
    Film & Video

    What Is Sensitometry and Why Is It So Important In Cinematography?

    Learn about the inner workings of a camera and how to choose the right settings for your next video project Sensitometry is the scientific study of light-sensitive materials, such as photographic film. In digital photography, the camera sensor is the electronic equivalent to photographic film. In order to understand sensitometry in a digital context, we need to first get our heads around how a camera sensor works. We will then examine the differences between shooting RAW, LOG, and Rec709 Video before looking at dynamic range and ISO. What is a camera sensor? A camera sensor is a piece of hardware inside a camera that receives and transmits information to make an image. It is made up of millions of cavities called “photosites.” When the camera’s shutter opens, these photosites open and capture photons, which are stored as electrical signals that the camera’s processor reads and interprets. This information is then stitched together to form a grayscale image. To capture color images, a Bayer array filter has to be placed over each photosite to determine the color of the images.

  • 10 Online Courses to Master 3D Modeling with Maya
    3D & Animation

    10 Online Courses to Master 3D Modeling with Maya

    Give free rein to your imagination and transform your ideas into 3D images with programs like Maya Learning to create, design and manipulate three-dimensional graphics are indispensable skills in different disciplines and professions. Therefore, acquiring knowledge and practice in this area has become a must in design, architecture, content creation in different formats and digital communication projects. Digital creation of 3D elements, whether animated or static, has invaded our daily lives. Marketing, cinema and television series or video games are just some of the applications of the techniques of conception, modeling and animation of objects, characters or landscapes in three dimensions.

  • Get Thousands of Free Cassette Designs on Tapedeck

    Get Thousands of Free Cassette Designs on Tapedeck

    Download thousands of images of cassettes, the retro object that is making a comeback On March 11th, it felt like the death of Lou Ottens, the inventor of the cassette tape, signaled the death of his creation. However, nothing could be further from the truth: the cassette tape is back, not just as a piece of design to be admired but a tangible way for independent bands to distribute their music. This has resulted in increased interest in the way they are made. The site Tapedeck.org is a project created by German graphic designer and street artist Neck Cnse, which showcases the amazing beauty and, sometimes, usualness of the designs. Below, we share a selection of unique models and explain the story behind this revival.

  • 10 Online Creative Embroidery Courses for Beginners

    10 Online Creative Embroidery Courses for Beginners

    Grab a needle and thread and learn to make accessories and decorative pieces with our creative embroidery experts Creative embroidery is a versatile craft expressing your emotions and personal style. Make innovative pieces full of texture, detail, and color. Explore our list of ten online courses in creative embroidery for beginners, taught by top experts. You will learn everything from the most useful techniques for repairing items of clothing to the most artistic ones, such as photo embroidery, punch needle embroidery, creating decorative tapestries. Experiment and make your way in this craft discipline and start creating with thread and needle. These are the courses we recommend: Embroidery: Clothing Repair, a course by Ofelia & Antelmo Learn to fix any damaged items in your closet or redesign the ones you no longer wear using the “visible mending” technique, taught by embroidery and textile art specialist and creator of Ofelia & Antelmo, Gabriela Martínez. You will first learn about all the different materials you can use. You will then go on to practice different stitches and create unique compositions using patches and visible mending techniques.

  • 120 Books to Spark Your Creativity

    120 Books to Spark Your Creativity

    Check out some of the most inspiring publications recommended by various Domestika experts In a world dominated by digital devices, and after spending a whole year in front of a screen working remotely, or studying online, traditional books have become almost a novelty item. However, books are the first thing most creatives will consult when looking for reference material or inspiration. If you are looking to learn something new, want to overcome a creative block, or need to find ideas to kickstart a personal project, check the book lists we have compiled for you below. Click on the red links to open the blog posts and access the book lists. These are sorted by area of interest, but be sure to check them all out. You may find inspiration where you didn't expect it.

  • Free Domestika E-book: Watercolor for Beginners

    Free Domestika E-book: Watercolor for Beginners

    Learn the basics of watercolor painting with this free e-book from Domestika experts Watercolor can be a perfect medium to awaken your creativity. You don’t need experience, and anyone who feels drawn to this technique can begin right away. Domestika’s free watercolor e-book is a beginner’s guide that can help you make the most of this medium and reach your artistic potential. Get some essential tips as you read it, and discover why this discipline attracts so many artists. It will become a valuable go-to reference for revisiting the basics and making painting an enjoyable experience.

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