• Collage and Copyright
    Illustration

    Collage and Copyright

    Navigate the murky waters of collage art and copyright with me and learn how to use others' work legally in the process. If your are just doing collages for fun in the privacy of your home, there is no need to worry! The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team won't be kicking down your door, anytime soon... But if you post your collage art online or sell it... The SWAT team won't be making an appearance either, but you might face some unsavory legal issues, nevertheless. Let's find out how to keep your hobby or business running safely under the guise of the law. And remember the following information only applies to collages... If you run a drug cartel on the weekends as a hobby, I wouldn't worry about copyright infringement! What is considered a collage?

  • Urban Anna's secrets for illustrating captivating facades
    Illustration Teacher

    Urban Anna's secrets for illustrating captivating facades

    As artists, our canvas extends beyond mere buildings; we are the narrators of urban tales, entrusted with the noble task of encapsulating the essence and spirit of the facades and spaces we depict. Join me, Urban Anna, on a creative odyssey where we delve into the captivating world of watercolor, unveiling four secrets to infusing life into our architectural muses.

  • Exploring the Fascinating World of Slow Fashion: Five Organizations That Are Transforming the Textile Industry
    Craft Teacher

    Exploring the Fascinating World of Slow Fashion: Five Organizations That Are Transforming the Textile Industry

    Hello everyone! I'm Constanza Bielsa Ferreyra, architect, designer and jewelry creator, today I want to take us into the exciting and much needed universe of slow fashion and sustainable design. In the field of contemporary design, the value of sustainable design and the reuse of garments and fabrics is increasingly evident. It is no longer just a trend, but a powerful movement that is transforming the fashion industry. Contemporary designers are embracing the idea of creating unique and meaningful pieces that are not only aesthetically appealing, but also environmentally friendly and socially responsible. The reuse of materials and the incorporation of ethical practices in production are becoming fundamental pillars of contemporary design, adding additional value to creations and generating a positive impact on society.

  • Design Tutorial: basic tips for wine bottle printing
    Design Teacher

    Design Tutorial: basic tips for wine bottle printing

    Discover different techniques and graphic arts resources for printing wine bottles with Moruba. Moruba (@moruba) are Daniel Morales and Javier Euba, designers specialized in wine packaging. Two passionate about design that take each project with a characteristic intensity and illusion. In this tutorial, they are going to talk about different techniques and papers for labeling bottles. Don't miss the video tutorial:

  • 10 beautiful photos from The Fine Art Photography Awards
    Photography

    10 beautiful photos from The Fine Art Photography Awards

    Immerse yourself in the world of photography with these stunning images from The Fine Art Photography Awards. The Fine Art Photography Awards is one of the largest award giving bodies for a new era of photographers. Since 2014, this competition has been a melting pot of passion, sense of beauty and openness to diversity in photography colliding in international proportions. Fine Art Photography provides a platform of promotion and support in their pursuit of self-realization and development. Let's check out some the winners from this year's competition Professional Category 1. Gabriel Isak - "In The Blue"

  • 5 Free Lessons to Get Started with Procreate
    Web & App Design

    5 Free Lessons to Get Started with Procreate

    Get started on Procreate with 5 free lessons in calligraphy, animation, drawing and more. Perfect for up-and-coming digital artists. Are you eager to explore the boundless possibilities of digital art but unsure where to begin? We're thrilled to announce five free lessons designed to kickstart your journey into the captivating world of Procreate. Whether you're an aspiring artist or a seasoned illustrator, these lessons are tailor-made to inspire creativity and refine your skills. But wait, there's more! These lessons will be available exclusively on Domestika for a limited time, starting from April 10th at 00:00 (UTC), and will remain open for 15 days. So mark your calendars and don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from industry experts. Remember, to access these free lessons, you'll need to be a registered user on Domestika. If you haven't signed up yet, now's the perfect time to do so. And for those who are already part of our vibrant community, simply log in to unlock these valuable resources. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect from each lesson:

  • The Golden Ratio in Commercial Image Design
    Design Teacher

    The Golden Ratio in Commercial Image Design

    Let's talk about a tool that has captivated designers and artists throughout history, one that is key in the game of proportions and visual balance: the golden ratio. This fascinating concept, also known as the "divine proportion" or "golden number," has been a fundamental element in the world of graphic design and visual composition. The golden ratio is a mathematical principle that manifests itself in a specific relationship between the parts of a whole, creating a harmonious visual balance. It can also be known as the "golden ratio", "golden section" or "golden division". This magic ratio has been used in works of art, architecture and design to create aesthetically pleasing and balanced compositions.

  • 10 Personal Brand Statement Examples
    Design

    10 Personal Brand Statement Examples

    Discover the essence of personal brand statements and their significance, alongside 10 compelling examples to inspire your own brand strategy. In the vast landscape of brands and design, what sets apart the remarkable from the forgettable? It's not just about logos, it’s not just about the brand colors, it's about the story behind the brand, the essence that captivates and resonates with its audience. Personal brand statements serve as the cornerstone of this narrative, offering a glimpse into the soul of the brand and its creator. Today, we delve into the power of personal branding statements and unveil 10 exemplary examples to ignite your imagination.

  • Crafting Illusion: The Art of Graphic Props in Filmmaking
    Craft Teacher

    Crafting Illusion: The Art of Graphic Props in Filmmaking

    Graphic props are the unsung heroes of the cinematic world, silently shaping narratives and enriching the visual tapestry of films. These are the meticulously crafted items, from aged treasure maps to futuristic newspapers, that actors interact with on screen, grounding fantastical stories in a tactile reality. Designing and making graphic props is an art that requires a keen eye for detail, a deep understanding of storytelling, and the ability to transport audiences into the film's universe. Here's a closer look at the nuanced process of creating graphic props for filmmaking.

  • How to Draw Trees (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    How to Draw Trees (+Free Download)

    Once in a lifetime a tree drawing tutorial stands in your way and dares you to make the change your life needs, desperately...! Are you ready? You can always pretend this window opened up by accident in your browser and go back to your treeless ways... But I hope I can convince you it was all destined to happen. Hear me out: Recent studies show that drawing trees is beneficial for your overall health. People who know how to draw trees are statistically more likely to be successful in life, love and money metrics than those who don't... That's what my doctor told in my last appointment... My broken arm is still swollen, unresponsive and sore, but my drawing skills are getting better each day (with my other arm...)!

  • Illustration Tutorial: watercolor lettering
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering Teacher

    Illustration Tutorial: watercolor lettering

    5 practical exercises with brushes to learn how to write comfortably and find your personal style of lettering to apply to your watercolor projects Handmade lettering made with watercolors has a personal and natural quality that no other technique can imitate. By creating letters with our brush and some ink, we give them a unique texture that reveals how you are as an artist and contributes to boosting the customer's confidence in our personal style. If you want to get started in the world of watercolor lettering, painter and illustrator Ana Victoria Calderon (@anavictoriana) offers below 5 tips and practical exercises with brushes, to lose the fear of ink and get excited about one of the world's most beautiful techniques.

  • Understanding the Needs of Creative Teams: A Comprehensive Guide
    Marketing Teacher

    Understanding the Needs of Creative Teams: A Comprehensive Guide

    In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving creative industry, understanding the nuanced needs of creative teams is pivotal for fostering an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and productivity. Creative teams, composed of individuals with diverse talents and perspectives, are at the heart of generating original ideas and solutions. However, their optimal functioning hinges on recognizing and meeting their unique requirements. This article delves into strategies for better understanding and addressing the needs of creative teams, thereby enhancing their potential to innovate and succeed. Recognize the Importance of Clear Communication Clear and open communication is the cornerstone of effective creative teamwork. It involves not only articulating project goals and expectations but also fostering an environment where feedback and ideas can be freely exchanged. Ensuring that team members are on the same page minimizes misunderstandings and promotes a cohesive approach to projects. Leaders should encourage regular check-ins and provide platforms for sharing ideas and concerns, thereby building trust and clarity within the team. Cultivate a Supportive and Inspirational Environment Creativity thrives in environments that are both supportive and stimulating. Creating a workspace that inspires creativity can range from the physical layout of the office to the cultural atmosphere that encourages risk-taking without fear of failure. Celebrating successes, acknowledging efforts, and learning from failures are essential practices that bolster a team’s confidence and drive. Additionally, providing resources such as workshops, conferences, and access to creative tools can further empower team members and spark innovative thinking. Foster Collaboration While Respecting Individuality Creative teams benefit from a delicate balance between collaboration and individual autonomy. While teamwork is essential for pooling diverse skills and perspectives, creative professionals also need space to explore their ideas independently. Recognizing the individual working styles within the team and accommodating these preferences can lead to more productive and satisfied team members. Activities such as brainstorming sessions and team-building exercises can enhance collaboration, whereas flexible scheduling and personal project time can support individual creativity. Promote Continuous Learning and Development The creative industry is characterized by rapid changes in trends, technologies, and methodologies. As such, providing opportunities for continuous learning and professional development is key to keeping the team’s skills sharp and relevant. Encouraging participation in training sessions, online courses, and industry events not only aids in personal growth but also benefits the team by bringing fresh insights and ideas into the creative process. In my Domestika course you will learn how to understand and meet the needs of creative teams in a multifaceted industry that requires thoughtful consideration and action. You will see how by fostering clear communication, creating an inspiring and supportive environment and managing workloads effectively, leaders can unlock the full potential of their creative teams.

  • How To Color Hair (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    How To Color Hair (+Free Download)

    Elevate your drawing skills with our free PDF tutorial on hair coloring. Unlock the secrets to vibrant and lifelike hair in just two steps! Have you ever been so engrossed in creating the perfect character, only to hit a roadblock when it comes to coloring their hair? Well, fear not, because we've got just the solution to breathe life into those flat strands and infuse your illustrations with vibrant hues! Hair is an essential element of character design, an expression of personality, and a canvas for creativity. Much like crafting the perfect hairstyle in real life, mastering the art of hair coloring in illustrations requires finesse, technique, and a touch of magic. Before we dive into the world of hair coloring, let's take a moment to revisit our first adventure in mastering the art of drawing hair. If you missed it, be sure to download that freebie as well!

  • The Benefits of Mindfulness: A Journey to Inner Harmony
    Domestika

    The Benefits of Mindfulness: A Journey to Inner Harmony

    Discover the transformative power of mindfulness: reduce stress, increase focus, and achieve emotional balance for a richer quality of life. In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, finding moments of peace and tranquility can seem like an impossible task. Yet, nestled within the ancient practice of mindfulness lies the key to unlocking a world of serenity and well-being. From improving mental health to fostering emotional intelligence, mindfulness has the potential to revolutionize our approach to life, enriching our existence in ways we never thought possible.

  • Blending Tradition & Technology: A Guide to Mixed Media Illustration
    Illustration Teacher

    Blending Tradition & Technology: A Guide to Mixed Media Illustration

    In the vibrant world of illustration, artists continuously explore and innovate to express their unique visions. The blend of analogue and digital techniques represents a fusion of tradition and modernity, offering limitless possibilities for creativity. This article delves into practical ways to combine these two realms, providing artists with the tools to enrich their visual storytelling.

  • Freelance Tutorial: practical exercises to discover your strengths
    Marketing Teacher

    Freelance Tutorial: practical exercises to discover your strengths

    Learn to find your strengths and build your trajectory with these exercises proposed by Mònica Rodríguez Limia Mònica Rodríguez (@rodriguezmon) is a business mentor for creators and creatives. She considers herself passionate about her work and believes that everyone has a great capacity to improve. For Mònica, education is the key and she believes that through it we still have time to change the world. For this reason, Mònica proposes in this tutorial several keys to get to know yourself better before starting an entrepreneurial project, through some simple exercises that will allow you to discover your strengths. You can see them below in the video:

  • 5 Reasons to Learn Draping
    Craft Teacher

    5 Reasons to Learn Draping

    Hello, I'm Francys, a teacher at Domestika, and today I want to share with you the benefits of three-dimensional modeling, better known as draping, and present you with 5 reasons to learn the technique!

  • Exploring Banksy’s 10 Most Iconic Artworks
    Art

    Exploring Banksy’s 10 Most Iconic Artworks

    Dive into Banksy's universe with our guide to his 10 most iconic pieces. Experience the mystery and message behind each masterpiece. Art has the power to ignite our imagination, challenge our perceptions, and stir our emotions. It's a universal language that transcends boundaries, and few artists exemplify this better than Banksy, the enigmatic anonymous street artist whose works have captivated audiences worldwide. Known for his thought provoking pieces of art and unconventional approach to artistic expression, Banksy has revolutionized the art world with his unique blend of creativity and activism. Join us as we venture into Banksy's universe, delving into his 10 most renowned artworks, each showcasing his unparalleled talent and steadfast dedication to making a profound statement.

  • Films that Honor Martin Luther King
    Film & Video

    Films that Honor Martin Luther King

    Learn about the films that honor the memory of Martin Luther King. A cinematic journey through the history of the fight for civil rights. This inspirational list of movies delves deep into the American Baptist minister and activist's life and his overall influence. MLK became the most visible spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. 1. Boycott (2001)

  • Illustration Tutorial: Shading Techniques with Ink
    Illustration Teacher

    Illustration Tutorial: Shading Techniques with Ink

    Discover Fito Espinosa’s tips for shading your illustrations with ink to give them a professional edge When it comes to inking your drawings, shading is one of the most complicated techniques to get right. With acrylics, watercolors, or other painting and drawing materials, we use different tones to capture the shadows created when light hits an object. However, when using ink, we’re only working with one tone and we can't make it lighter or darker. In this blogpost, painter, illustrator, and visual artist Fito Espinosa (@fitoespinosa) teaches us different shading techniques using either black or color ink. You can watch the tutorial below:

  • 10 Astonishing Artificial Intelligence Applications
    Domestika

    10 Astonishing Artificial Intelligence Applications

    Explore how AI is transforming lives! Discover some practical AI applications shaping our world today. Artificial Intelligence, the wondrous amalgamation of machine learning and deep learning, is not just a buzzword anymore. It's the heartbeat of innovation, permeating every facet of our existence, from education to healthcare, from marketing to transportation. Join us on a riveting journey through the world of AI as we unravel its myriad applications that are reshaping our world.

  • Typography Tutorial: 3 tips for choosing a typeface
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering Teacher

    Typography Tutorial: 3 tips for choosing a typeface

    Practical tips for choosing a typeface, to take into account before starting your graphic design project When we want to communicate something, it is as important to decide what we say as how we say it: content is as important as form. When starting a graphic design project in which we are going to include text, this rule is even more essential: the typography we choose (the form) will completely transform what we want to say (the content) To help you when choosing a typography for your project, the graphic designer specialized in editorial design Enric Jardí (@enricjardi) has 3 essential tips to always keep in mind