• Unleash Your Illustration Skills with 3 Expert Tips from Urban Anna
    Illustration

    Unleash Your Illustration Skills with 3 Expert Tips from Urban Anna

    Join Astrid Wielinga, aka Urban Anna, for invaluable tips on using fineliners in watercolor illustrations. Get inspired and learn more about her whimsical watercolor course. Calling all aspiring artists and seasoned illustrators alike! Get ready to elevate your artistry with three game changing tips from the talented Astrid Wielinga (@urbananna), also known as Urban Anna. In this article, we'll dive into Astrid's expert advice on using fineliners in watercolor illustrations, guaranteed to ignite your creativity and inspire your next masterpiece.

  • 8 Projects to Celebrate Quentin Tarantino
    3D & Animation

    8 Projects to Celebrate Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino turns 61 today and we pay tribute to him with this compilation of projects in which he has served as inspiration When it comes to auteur cinema, Quentin Tarantino is among the top representatives of the genre. The great American director is now over 60 years old and, as a tribute, we have compiled eight projects created by members of the Domestika community and that is a small sample of the passion for the figure of Tarantino across the planet. Gallo Lopez

  • Understanding Patents: A Comprehensive Guide
    Design

    Understanding Patents: A Comprehensive Guide

    Gain insights into the essentials of patents, including types, importance, and when to patent your invention for optimal protection. Welcome, innovators and entrepreneurs, to an in-depth exploration of patents. Today, we'll dissect the intricacies of Intellectual Property, delve into various types of patents, and discuss the critical considerations for determining when to seek patent protection.

  • After Effects Tutorial: Basic Path or Stroke Vector Graphic Animation
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering Teacher

    After Effects Tutorial: Basic Path or Stroke Vector Graphic Animation

    Experiment with typography motion with this simple After Effects technique with Holke 79 Small animations, gifs, short videos with animated texts and other multimedia content can make the difference to your social media posts. With After Effects, the Adobe software used to create special effects in post-production, you can create simple and attractive pieces intuitively and with the use of fairly few resources. In the following tutorial, motion graphics design Borja Holke (@holke79) explains how to add movement to a simple composition of image and text, turning it into a basic animated graphic using After Effects. Learn more in the video below:

  • How to become an artist
    Design

    How to become an artist

    Embarking on the journey to become a professional artist is a voyage that combines unparalleled challenges and rewards. If your passion lies in art and you aspire to pursue it as a career, this guide will provide valuable information to successfully navigate through this creative and exciting journey.

  • Storytelling Tutorial: Key Ingredients for Telling Your Personal Story
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    Storytelling Tutorial: Key Ingredients for Telling Your Personal Story

    Learn the basics of telling your own story with Antonio Núñez In recent years, the art of storytelling has gone beyond the purely narrative to influence elements of our society such as marketing, politics, and more. Knowing how to tell your own story to convince and inspire listeners helps you define your role as a creative and establish your personal brand. Antonio Núñez (@antonionunezstorytelling), communication consultant and expert in storytelling, goes over the key ingredients for a personal story that will captivate and persuade an audience. Find out below:

  • Photography Tutorial: Creating a Set for a Self-Portrait Shoot
    Photography Teacher

    Photography Tutorial: Creating a Set for a Self-Portrait Shoot

    Photographer and writer Danny Bittencourt shares tips for creating the perfect set and tackling the technical and conceptual challenges posed by a self-portrait shoot Self-portraiture is an art form that is full of meaning; it is a way to transform your emotions and motivations into powerful, intimate and mysterious stories. You set the tone of the photograph and are in charge from start to finish. To make an impact, apart from emotion, a self-portrait requires a well-planned set, which incorporates different elements. Danny Bittencourt (@dannybbittencourt), a photographer and writer, shows us how to create the perfect set and tackle the technical and conceptual challenges posed by a self-portrait shoot. Discover more below:

  • Drawing Tutorial: Learn to Sketch Your Surroundings
    Illustration

    Drawing Tutorial: Learn to Sketch Your Surroundings

    Dive deep into the art of drawing from observation with Astrid Wielinga, an expert in capturing the essence of surroundings through sketching. In this tutorial, you'll uncover essential techniques, from honing your observation skills to translating what you see onto paper with precision. Welcome to an exciting journey into the world of urban illustration! Today, we're thrilled to embark on an adventure guided by the talented Astrid Wielinga (@urbananna), also known as Urban Anna. Get ready to unleash your creativity as we explore Astrid's tutorial, where she shares invaluable insights on observing and sketching your surroundings with finesse.

  • How To Become a Tattoo Artist
    Craft

    How To Become a Tattoo Artist

    Becoming a tattoo artist is an exciting career path that combines art, technical skill, and personal expression. For those interested in delving into the world of tattooing, this article will provide a comprehensive guide covering everything from types of tattoos to career opportunities and resources needed to start in this creative industry.

  • Fashion Illustration Tutorial: How to Create a Mockup
    Design Teacher

    Fashion Illustration Tutorial: How to Create a Mockup

    Learn to create a mockup in Adobe Photoshop with Robert Tirado When it comes to editorial design, it’s important that we test out our illustrations and photographs on the finished product. Will these two images go well together on the same page? Does this cover work? Design mockups help us to answer these questions before going to print. In the following video tutorial, illustrator, art director, and graphic designer Robert Tirado (@roberttirado) shows us how to use editorial design mockups to experiment with our illustrations and see how they work together with other design elements. Learn more below:

  • Watercolor Tutorial: How To Paint Eyes Step By Step
    Illustration Teacher

    Watercolor Tutorial: How To Paint Eyes Step By Step

    Learn these basic tips to start working on your watercolor portrait eyes with Sol Barrios The eyes are the element of the face express the most and bring the most personality to a portrait. Therefore, it is important that we dedicate special attention and detail to them in our projects. In this tutorial, Sol Barrios (@solbarrios), watercolorist and muralist, teaches us how to approach the drawing of the eyes step by step in a watercolor portrait. You can follow the process in the following video:

  • Jeff Koons, the Most Expensive Artist in History
    Art

    Jeff Koons, the Most Expensive Artist in History

    Discover why Jeff Koons reigns as history's priciest artist—exploring his iconic works, career, and more. The "kitsch ambassador" tried out many walks of life before becoming the best selling gallery artist we know him as. Let's find out how certain business moves and key connections influenced his success! And we might talk a little bit about the ballon dogs, too... Life Before Becoming Expensive

  • The watercolor palette of your dreams
    Craft Teacher

    The watercolor palette of your dreams

    My name is Florencia Álvarez Brunel, I love watercolors and the passion I have for them has led me to explore depths I never imagined. In this artistic journey, I have discovered the beauty of creating handcrafted watercolor collections, an experience as enriching as it is challenging. Through these words, I want to share with you the essential keys that I have learned and that I consider fundamental for any painting enthusiast who wishes to embark on this adventure.

  • 10 Artists Who Use Water as an Inspiration
    Illustration

    10 Artists Who Use Water as an Inspiration

    Explore the unique link between art and water through the works of Hockney, O'Keeffe and more. Immerse yourself in aquatic landscapes and portraits March 22 is the date established internationally as World Water Day. The importance of this element, which is living one of the most complicated times in history due to climate change, goes beyond what we already know, which is its importance to live. Today we want to give an artistic point of view to this day and tell you about 10 artists for whom water was more than just an element, it was their source of inspiration and an essential component in their works. Claude Monet

  • Crochet: 5 Free Lessons to Begin Crafting Your Own Projects!
    Craft

    Crochet: 5 Free Lessons to Begin Crafting Your Own Projects!

    Take the opportunity to learn a new trade from professionals in the Crochet industry...! Are you wondering if it's inappropriate to call it an industry when crochet is a handmade craft...? Actually, I did some digging and found out that the Global Crochet Dress Market was estimated to be worth USD 1.68 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a value of USD 2.2 Billion by 2030... So, it is as good an industry as any! And you can be part of it for free!

  • Exploring Common Character Archetypes in Literature
    Writing

    Exploring Common Character Archetypes in Literature

    Unveil the essence of character archetypes in literature, spanning from heroic figures to wise mentors. Welcome to a journey through the rich tapestry of character archetypes in literature. Like every stroke on a canvas adds depth to a painting, characters in a story shape its plot. Today, we'll unravel the threads of common character types, exploring their traits, roles, and impact on storytelling. Let's embark on this epic quest together. First, let’s start with some classic character archetypes: 1. The Hero and the Anti-Hero At the heart of many tales lies the Hero, the embodiment of courage, resilience, and nobility. Think of iconic characters like Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling's series, who bravely confronts the forces of darkness to protect the wizarding world, or Nancy Drew from the beloved mystery novels, whose sharp wit and determination unravel enigmatic puzzles. Yet, standing in stark contrast is the Anti-Hero, a flawed protagonist who challenges traditional notions of heroism. Characters like Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs, with his chilling intellect and morally ambiguous motives, blur the lines between good and evil, captivating audiences with their complexity and moral ambiguity.

  • Free Download: Crochet Corals Patterns
    Craft

    Free Download: Crochet Corals Patterns

    Dive into the art of crochet with free coral patterns. Unique designs to enrich your knitted projects. I'm sure this free download will be useful for my next personal project: Knitting the world largest wool ball... I will present it to the Guinness World Records...! Why? Well, why do you do anything? Let's discover why today's teacher chose to create and share her Crochet Corals Patterns with us! Marianne Seiman

  • Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block
    Illustration

    Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block

    Learn to create characters by setting your pencil free and leaving your comfort zone, with these tips from Cecy Meade Drawing for pleasure is usually fun, however, drawing every day for a living can be wearing. If you have to constantly churn out new characters, you will of course have days where you feel less inspired or you just can’t find a way to create something fresh and original. To help you overcome these creative blocks and tap into your creativity, designer and 2D and 3D illustrator Cecy Meade shares her top tips below. Although they focus on character design, these tips can be applied to any illustration task or, in fact, any creative task.

  • Clip Studio Paint Tutorial: the 8 basics for illustration
    Illustration Teacher

    Clip Studio Paint Tutorial: the 8 basics for illustration

    Learn the basic keys of the drawing and illustration tool with José Luis Ágreda The drawing and animation program Clip Studio Paint is one of the most interesting alternatives to Adobe Illustrator, although it is perhaps less well known. The software, of Japanese origin, is created especially to help in the illustration process, so it is worth trying it out in order to compare it with other more popular ones. José Luis Ágreda (@agreda), illustrator and comic book artist who was also recently the art director of the animated film 'Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas', is an expert in the handling of Clip Studio Paint and has synthesized everything you need to know when starting to use the program in 8 essential points. Discover the Clip Studio Paint tutorial in the following video:

  • Typography Tutorial: OpenType fonts
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering Teacher

    Typography Tutorial: OpenType fonts

    Discover with Enric Jardí the advantages of using OpenType fonts in your editorial design projects OpenType is a unique and scalable typographic format, capable of offering a complete range of typefaces, and is also able to adapt to the main operating systems (Windows, Mac and Unix). Enric Jardí, a graphic designer specializing in editorial and typographic design, reveals all his secrets when it comes to getting the most out of OpenType fonts

  • How To Draw and Color a Snail Like a Pro!
    Illustration

    How To Draw and Color a Snail Like a Pro!

    Unlock your creativity with our free PDF tutorial on drawing and coloring a snail. Dive into step-by-step instructions and unleash your inner artist. Perfect for beginners and seasoned illustrators alike, discover the joy of bringing your artwork to life! Are you ready to dive into the world of illustration? Imagine a quiet afternoon, your sketchpad ready for action. Now, imagine adding a charming snail to the mix, slowly crawling across the page. Intrigued? Well, you're in luck because we're about to spill the beans on an exciting artistic adventure that will have you buzzing with inspiration. We all know that art has the power to transport us to different realms, evoke emotions, and ignite our imagination like nothing else. Whether you're a seasoned illustrator or just beginning, there's always something magical about putting pen to paper and bringing your ideas to life. And what better subject to explore than the humble yet utterly fascinating snail?

  • Where to Find Inspiration to Design with Geometric Shapes
    Illustration Teacher

    Where to Find Inspiration to Design with Geometric Shapes

    In graphic design and illustration, geometric shapes are timeless. We find a lot of inspiration in it and the core of our work is based on seemingly simple shapes. Most of us don’t give much thought to a square, circle or triangle but sometimes they carry profound meanings or are used to evoke various emotions. And they are also easy to use for their decorative qualities. A pointy square or one with rounded corners generate different feelings towards it: hard and sharp or soft and gentle. So utilizing geometric shapes in design is not just about creating visually appealing work; it's actually tapping into the universal language of shapes to convey messages and call for reactions. This article explores where to search if you want to create with geometric shapes, blending simplicity with profound meaning.

  • Unlocking Emotion Through Color:  An Ultimate Guide to Illustrative Mastery
    Illustration Teacher

    Unlocking Emotion Through Color: An Ultimate Guide to Illustrative Mastery

    In visual storytelling, the tools and mediums I select are not just instruments; they are the very foundation upon which my narratives take shape. My individual journey through illustration has been defined by the exploration of vibrant colors, intriguing textures, and the emotion that each piece conveys. Let me take you behind the scenes of my creative process, highlighting the sketchbooks, tools, and theories that bring my stories to life.

  • Create to Impact: Techniques for Generating Innovative Ideas in the Audiovisual World
    Marketing Teacher

    Create to Impact: Techniques for Generating Innovative Ideas in the Audiovisual World

    In a world saturated with content, finding that spark of originality can seem like an impossible task. However, with the right strategy, it is possible not only to come up with unique, clear concepts. But also to successfully execute them. From my experience as a graphic designer, advertising art director and later copywriter for audiovisual entertainment pieces, I have identified three keys that will help you develop original pieces that not only capture the imagination but are also feasible to carry out. In addition, at the end of this article, I invite you to download an additional resource I have prepared: "Steps to get to an idea", which will guide you through the creative process.