• Best Cameras For Starting Out in Architectural Photography
    Photography

    Best Cameras For Starting Out in Architectural Photography

    What cameras and lenses do you need to take quality images of houses, buildings, other and structures? The focus of architectural photography is to show the shapes and spaces of different structures. Its objective is to beautifully capture the designs through quality images, and as a specialty, it has unique characteristics. If you are interested in architectural photography, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the tools you’ll need for this demanding profession, which requires accuracy and discipline to achieve good results. Photographer Jesús Granada (@jesusgranada), who has been commissioned by over 700 architectural studios and offices to capture their ideas in photo format, shares different equipment options to consider according to your budget and expectations. These are the essential tools you’ll need to get started in architectural photography:

  • 5 Free Online Craft Classes: Essential Materials for Beginners
    Craft

    5 Free Online Craft Classes: Essential Materials for Beginners

    Discover the essential materials you’ll need to start out in the world of crafts Crafts are an excellent starting point for developing your artistic potential, besides helping you improve your concentration, self-esteem, and attention to detail. Embroidery, needle felting, amigurumi, or crocheting are all good options to achieve those goals and exploiting your creativity. Creative processes and results can differ from person to person. Some people follow routines and others only create when inspired, but all have something in common: a creative mind continuously looking for new ways of expression.

  • 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.

  • What Is a Circular Economy and How to Apply It to Graphic Design
    Design

    What Is a Circular Economy and How to Apply It to Graphic Design

    Discover how graphic design can help a brand move from a linear to a circular economy The current paradigm of linear economic models might be coming to an end. That's what experts like creative director and graphic designer Núria Vila Punzano (@nuriavilapunzano) think. Today, she will help us understand what exactly a circular economy is and how graphic design can help brands embrace it. A circular economy is a strategy that tries to reduce both the use of raw materials and the production of waste. With a linear economy, what we usually do is extract, create, and then throw away after use. What a circular economy proposes is to create, use, and then recycle.

  • Essential Crochet Materials
    Craft

    Essential Crochet Materials

    Interested in learning this technique? Here's everything you will need to get started Crochet has made a strong comeback over recent years. Not only has this technique been revived, but new exponents have given it a modern twist. Alicia Recio Rodríguez (@alimaravillas) is part of a group of creators who have managed to put their stamp on their work which they share on social media. There, her work has attracted lots of people who are eager to learn her techniques. If you are also keen to make something with your own hands and develop your unique style, Alicia lists the basic materials that you will need to start crocheting:

  • Why You, As a Creative, Should Use TikTok
    Marketing

    Why You, As a Creative, Should Use TikTok

    If you haven't already joined the fastest growing social network in the world, find out what you’re missing TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms globally. It’s positioned itself as an essential space to build brands, especially your own. Fast, bold, creative, and funny language often scares those who are trying to find a way to embrace it, especially if they are shy or feel like they are not in the appropriate age-group. However, if you work in the creative field, there are many reasons why TikTok deserves to be included in your social strategy. Today, the photographer, Domestika teacher, and influencer THAT ICELANDIC GUY (@arnulfur) will share some of them.

  • Discover Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak
    Art

    Discover Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak

    We celebrate the enchanted art and life of this remarkable female artist Kenojuak Ashevak was born in an igloo in an Inuit camp in 1927. She became one of Canada's most celebrated graphic artists, collecting multiple honors and achievements until she died in 2013. The daughter of an Inuit hunter and fur trader, she grew up traveling from camp to camp in Arctic Quebec. When she was 19, she married Johnniebo Ashevak, a local Inuit hunter who developed artistic talents in his own right and sometimes collaborated with her on projects. In the late 1950s, both Kenojuak and Johnniebo experimented with carving and drawing.

  • How to Start Your Own Art Collection at Home
    Art

    How to Start Your Own Art Collection at Home

    Everything you always wanted to know about amateur art collecting from illustrator Manuel Bueno You might think that art collectors are people with huge bank accounts who live in big mansions and buy their art at auctions just to pass the time. But art is not just for the one-percenters, nor should it be limited to museums. You can also turn your personal space into a place where all kinds of art fit right in. That's why we spoke with the graphic designer, printmaker, and illustrator Manuel Bueno Botello (@buenobueno), who has experience in the world of collecting, both for professional and personal purposes.

  • Interview with Graphic Designer Diana Estefanía Rubio, Winner of the 2018 Edition of Domestika Scholarships
    Domestika

    Interview with Graphic Designer Diana Estefanía Rubio, Winner of the 2018 Edition of Domestika Scholarships

    One of our 2018 Domestika Scholarships winners tells us how she was inspired to get into infographics illustration thanks to her 50 free courses Diana Estefanía Rubio (@diana_estefaniarubio) is a Mexican graphic designer who is an expert in turning elaborate information labyrinths into clear and concise infographics. In other words, she knows how to translate complex data into a language of simple images. Thanks to an exciting portfolio, Diana was awarded one of the Domestika Scholarships in 2017 and won 50 free courses of her choice to develop her skills further. Diana, who has collaborated with CNN International and Turner Broadcasting and was awarded the Award of Excellence SND #36 of the Society For News Design, tells us how she made the most of her prize and which training has had the most impact on her professional development. Discover what effect an opportunity such as Domestika Scholarships can have on a creative person’s work.

  • Free Brief Color Theory Guide
    Illustration

    Free Brief Color Theory Guide

    Do you want to understand color theory? Check out this guide shared by Luli Reis, an illustrator specialized in botanical watercolor For any artist, mastering colors is as fundamental as mastering the technique. This mastery of basic concepts is what allows the creation of unique and surprising combinations, as well as the transmission of ideas, sensations, emotions and impressions. Through expressive watercolor compositions, visual artist and illustrator Luli Reis (@lulireis) seeks to convey her love and admiration for botanical life. In her creative process, colors play a crucial role in expressing and reproducing the beauty and enchantment present in nature.

  • 10 Artists and Designers to Draw Inspiration From for Your Botanical Watercolors
    Illustration

    10 Artists and Designers to Draw Inspiration From for Your Botanical Watercolors

    Artist and illustrator Luli Reis shares the artists who inspire her botanical watercolors Exploring the textures, contrasts, colors, and shapes present in nature can be an infinite source of inspiration. This almost infinite universe is where the visual artist and illustrator Luli Reis (@lulireis) finds references for her expressive watercolor compositions, illustrations full of color, and movements that can only be found in nature.

  • Curious Minds Podcast: How Sound Artists Make Movie Magic
    Film & Video

    Curious Minds Podcast: How Sound Artists Make Movie Magic

    Discover how Foley artists bring TV and movies to life 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.

  • Zelda Fitzgerald: The Writer Who Was Plagiarized and Silenced by Her Husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Art

    Zelda Fitzgerald: The Writer Who Was Plagiarized and Silenced by Her Husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Discover the story of Zelda Fitzgerald, the "muse" and writer who was plagiarized by her celebrated husband Many simply know her as "the wife of the famous novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald," but Zelda Fitzgerald was special in her own right. An icon of the 1920s and one of the most relevant figures of the so-called Jazz Age, she was one of the first American flappers. Flappers were a generation of young women who defied the norms and showed a blatant disregard for what was considered "acceptable behavior" at the time. They didn’t wear corsets, wore knee-length skirts (a scandal in those days), cut their hair into bobs, listened to jazz, and drank in public. However, above everything else, Zelda was an artist. She was a dancer, a painter, and, most importantly, a writer. What many people don't know–perhaps because history has gone to great lengths to hide the truth–is that F. Scott Fitzgerald owes much of his success as a writer to Zelda. Not only did he use her as his muse, but he also unscrupulously stole her ideas and writing. Discover her story below:

  • Discover LumaFusion, an App to Edit Video on Your iPhone or iPad
    Film & Video

    Discover LumaFusion, an App to Edit Video on Your iPhone or iPad

    With this professional editing app that features a mobile interface, you can work anywhere For many creatives, speed is critical when working on audiovisual pieces. Those who deal with content that is updated daily on social media, for example, or film an event that needs to be published right away, need the fastest tools available. For all of them, and for those who prefer the convenience of working on a mobile phone, LumaFusion is one of the best options for video editing. Far from the traditional editing suites that require a lot of hardware, everything here works on an iPhone or iPad.

  • What Is Graphic Identity and What Does a Branding Professional Need to Know About It?
    Marketing

    What Is Graphic Identity and What Does a Branding Professional Need to Know About It?

    Discover how the personality of a brand is built We all know that image is essential when launching and growing a company, but not everyone knows there is a methodology to find and develop our aesthetic universe. The graphic identity is a set of parameters that define a brand's visual aspect, that is, everything that is seen. We say that a company or a project has its own graphic identity when we can quickly identify its presence and relate it to a logo, colors, and fonts.

  • 10 Online Courses to Get Started With Acrylic Painting in 2021
    Illustration

    10 Online Courses to Get Started With Acrylic Painting in 2021

    Get started in acrylic with these online courses taught by some of the best experts Acrylic painting is a type of art that uses quick-dry plasticized material made of pigments contained in an emulsion of an acrylic polymer. Although acrylic paints are soluble in water, once they dry they are resistant to it. They also have great color versatility, making it the favorite medium of many artists. These 10 courses will introduce you to the vast world of acrylic and help you learn and improve your skills.

  • Challenge: Create a Voxel Art Pokémon
    3D & Animation

    Challenge: Create a Voxel Art Pokémon

    Find out how Voxel artist and animator Zach Soares got on when we challenged him to create a voxel art Pokémon from memory in just 20 minutes The word 'voxel' comes from the words ‘volumetric pixel’, and so voxels are basically the 3D equivalent of 2D pixels. They can only contain a single color, just like pixels, and a voxel art combines them to create their work. Zach Soares (@voxels) is a voxel artist and the creative director of his own game design studio Bunnyhug. In this Domestika Challenge, he had to design a Pokémon from memory in under 20 minutes. See how he got on in the video below:

  • 5 Online Courses to Learn Macramé From Scratch
    Craft

    5 Online Courses to Learn Macramé From Scratch

    These experts will teach you the macramé techniques you need to become a pro Macramé has become very popular lately. Artists from all over the world are taking this practice to new levels, proving that this craft is not just for decorative purposes. Tying different types of knots with just our hands results in unique pieces that are as sophisticated as they are practical. Crochet, on the other hand, uses a specific needle called a crochet hook to weave yarn or wool. Although both techniques offer us endless possibilities, it is important to familiarize yourself with their different characteristics to know which techniques are most suitable for your next project. If you want to get started in macramé, explore this selection of courses: Circular Macramé Techniques, a course by Ancestral The only things you'll need to take part in this course by artist Erika Pineda, founder of the Colombian brand Ancestral, are some cord and a pair of hands. Although she will first show you the differences between circular and linear techniques, you will then focus on the former, learning a repertoire of basic knots and key processes. She will also teach you tricks for experimenting with different shapes and patterns.

  • 55 Basic Shortcuts to Work With Lumion
    Architecture & Space

    55 Basic Shortcuts to Work With Lumion

    Speed up the creation of animated renders with Lumion thanks to this guide and download a free PDF with the most useful shortcuts A render allows you to anticipate what something will look like and even what a project will feel like in real life. With Lumion, you can bring digital creations to life by inserting them into the real world and with superior visual quality. With these shortcuts, you will make your work process much more efficient and get the most out of this app in the shortest time possible. At the end of this list, you can download all these shortcuts in PDF format.

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