• Coco Chanel's Revolution in Fashion
    Fashion

    Coco Chanel's Revolution in Fashion

    Dive into the story of Coco Chanel, a woman who transformed the world of fashion. On August 19, 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, who became known worldwide as Coco Chanel, was born in Saumur, France, an iconic figure in the fashion world who revolutionized the industry and left an eternal impact. Her influence endures to this day and her legacy continues to be a source of inspiration for designers and fashion lovers around the world.]Dive into the story of Coco Chanel, a woman who transformed the world of fashion.

  • Introducing Adobe's Revolutionary AI Assistant for Acrobat & Reader PDF
    Writing

    Introducing Adobe's Revolutionary AI Assistant for Acrobat & Reader PDF

    Dive into the world of document intelligence with Adobe's new AI Assistant in Acrobat & Reader, revolutionizing how we interact with PDFs. As technology continues to evolve, so too does the way we engage with digital documents. Enter Adobe's latest innovation: AI Assistant, a groundbreaking generative AI powered conversational engine integrated into Reader and Acrobat. The release on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, signifies Adobe's inaugural leap into revolutionizing digital document experiences. Leveraging the formidable power of AI, Adobe is reshaping the landscape of content consumption and creation.

  • An Epic Journey Through “Black History in Two Minutes (or so)”
    Domestika

    An Epic Journey Through “Black History in Two Minutes (or so)”

    Explore pivotal Black History moments with Henry Louis Gates Jr. in Black History in Two Minutes (or so), a must watch YouTube series. February, a month known not only for chilly weather and Valentine's Day, but also as a time to honor and celebrate Black History. It's a time to reflect on the countless tales of resilience, creativity, and courage that have shaped the world we live in today. And what better way to delve into these stories than through the captivating lens of Black History in Two Minutes (or so), a groundbreaking YouTube series narrated by historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.?

  • How to make your flowers last longer
    Craft Teacher

    How to make your flowers last longer

    There are several myths about how to make flowers last longer (such as putting sugar or vodka in the water!) and although some things may work, it does not happen in all cases due to the type of flowers (some are more delicate than others) or the conditions around you (if where you live is hot, or windy).

  • Exploring the Creative Symphony: The Fusion of Art and Music in the Design of Visual Identities.
    Design Teacher

    Exploring the Creative Symphony: The Fusion of Art and Music in the Design of Visual Identities.

    Hello everyone! Over here Ryan Dean Sprague, illustrator, designer, mind behind Pavlov Visuals, musician and Domestika teacher. Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to explore the deep connection between art and music, and today I want to share with you part of this journey where it's evident how both disciplines have powerful synchronicities in their creative processes and how this insight has influenced my ability to create visual identities for brands that tell stories and leave a lasting impression.

  • Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw a Swan (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw a Swan (+Free Download)

    Did you know that swans share the genus Cygnus within the family Anatidae... You might understandably, not care... But, don't worry: In between all this trivial information, you will also find an easy to follow step by step swan drawing tutorial that you can't miss out on!

  • Drawing Tutorial: How to Shade an Apple (+Free Download)
    Illustration

    Drawing Tutorial: How to Shade an Apple (+Free Download)

    Mastering shading is essential for creating depth and realism in your drawings. We chose an apple because it's pretty close to a sphere which happens to be a primary building block for shading. Grab your pencils or your tablet or your computer and let's get started! You can also grab a friend and tattoo the apple on their back... It's your choice, don't ever let anyone put you down!

  • 5 Stunning Embroidery Patterns That You Can Download For Free
    Craft

    5 Stunning Embroidery Patterns That You Can Download For Free

    Looking for new embroidery inspiration? Download these 5 unique patterns for free and add a personal touch to your projects. Dive into the world of printable patterns, basic stitches, and intricate embroidery designs. Embroidery isn’t just about needles and threads, it’s a journey into a world of creative expression. If you've ever found yourself lost in this intricate dance, then get ready to embark on a new adventure. Buckle up, because today we're unleashing a collection of 5 extraordinary downloads that will revolutionize your embroidery game. Your skills are about to skyrocket from great to absolutely astonishing!

  • Photoshop vs. Figma
    Design

    Photoshop vs. Figma

    What's better Photoshop or Figma? In this article we will analyze their features, utilities and more to help you make the best decision for your projects. First and foremost, I have to make a confession: I have a love–hate relationship with Photoshop, so if you sense some built up resentment or sneaky favoritism throughout this article... Your senses will probably be on point! Photoshop vs. Figma

  • How to Crop an Image in Figma
    Design

    How to Crop an Image in Figma

    Learn how to crop images like a pro using Figma with this step-by-step guide. Perfect for designers looking to enhance their editing skills! This is also a perfect tutorial for cattle farmers that don't know how to milk a cow...! I'm only joking, they use Canva! Step One: Double click the Image

  • Sora: the new AI video tool
    Photography

    Sora: the new AI video tool

    Discover Sora: the innovation in artificial intelligence that's revolutionizing the AI world... Just like the last AI tool... How many times can you revolutionize the AI world before it gets old? OpenAI leaves some of us awestruck once again with their new realistic video generating tool. But if it left me speechless I couldn't really write this article, could I? What is it going to be used for anyways? The controversial AI Taylor Swift images now can be turned into a feature film? I'm not her biggest fan myself so I won't be checking it out...! What is Sora?

  • Best 6 Mood Board Tools
    Design

    Best 6 Mood Board Tools

    Looking for the best tools to create stunning mood boards? Check out our list of essential tools that will help you bring your creative vision to life! Designers, artists and common folk alike use moodboards to communicate their aesthetic ideas. In this article you will discover the most used tools by all walks of life, for this very purpose. If this sounds Niice wait and see how a good Gomoodboard can also be used to establish the aesthetic of your dream Adobe Express house and even the kind of Canva or Mural you envision inside it... And yes, we'll also cover Pinterest, but I didn't see a way to add it into the sentence...! Let’s take a look at some tools that can help you get the most out of the mood-boarding process! 1. Adobe Express

  • Discover Origami Bookmarks
    Craft

    Discover Origami Bookmarks

    Do you find yourself rereading the introduction of the same book over and over again because you never remember which page you were on? It happens to all of us, don't worry…. Who doesn't suffer transient global amnesia from time to time? Here comes the latest technology to put an end to our earthly frustrations! Origami bookmarks… With little animal faces… A pig will remind you which page you're on… Or a chicken, if you prefer! Maybe someone you know will tell you that you can turn the corner of the pages to find out where to go back to the next page… My advice: get rid of your conspiratorial friends…. One day, you will find out that they have friends other than you…! Traitors, in short…. Kawaii Tiger

  • Milie, known as Princess Prompt, Recreates Simpsons Characters
    Art

    Milie, known as Princess Prompt, Recreates Simpsons Characters

    Did you wake up this morning and thought: I'd like to see what a live action The Simpsons movie would look like...? Me neither, but here we are...! In this article we will discover the full potential of Midjourney v6 through the creations of Milie, known as Princess Prompt. And before any of you question the artistic integrity of Milie for using Artificial Intelligence, just know that Midjourney v6 is "influenced by art" just like we are, okey...? You shouldn't be mean to it! You could hurt its feelings (copied from somewhere else, too...). Also AI can work better and faster than a lot of photographers and graphic designers... So, let's drop the judgment and learn to have fun just like a kind and respectful Artificial Intelligence would:

  • How to Become a Graphic Designer
    Design

    How to Become a Graphic Designer

    In a world where image is everything, graphic design has positioned itself as a fundamental career in visual communication. Becoming a graphic designer means more than mastering software tools or having a good idea; it's about learning to visually communicate, creatively solve problems, and understand the needs of your audience. In this guide, we will explore how to start in this exciting career, what professional opportunities exist, resources to get started, salary aspects, and how to stay inspired and updated in the field. Have you ever wondered what kind of job you can do in this profession? Graphic design offers a range of job opportunities across various sectors. Some of the most common professional outlets include:

  • Free Download: Pattern Cutting Manual
    Fashion

    Free Download: Pattern Cutting Manual

    Pattern cutting is the art of making your fashion design ideas become a tactile reality. If you are tired of envisioning groundbreaking garments that only models in your head can wear, it might be time to finally put together clothing that someone might actually be able to dress in. Reagen Evans and the charitable free manual he gifts us through this article might just be the answer to your prayers (poor things, always praying for charitable downloadables!).

  • What Is Python Used For?
    Web & App Design

    What Is Python Used For?

    Python has established itself as one of the world's most popular and versatile programming languages. Thanks to its clear syntax and powerful support library, Python facilitates rapid application development in a wide range of areas. From software development to artificial intelligence, Python offers robust tools for creating efficient and effective solutions. In this article, we will explore the different types of applications that can be developed with Python, highlighting its flexibility and capabilities.

  • 4 Must Read Books for Textile Art and Embroidery Lovers
    Craft

    4 Must Read Books for Textile Art and Embroidery Lovers

    Explore the enchanting world of textile art and embroidery with these 4 recommended books curated by Amanda McCavour, a seasoned teacher at Domestika. Today, we're diving headfirst into the captivating world of embroidery, where every stitch tells a unique story. And who better to guide us on this whimsical adventure than one of our very own embroidery teachers, Amanda McCavour (@amandamccavour) ? She's curated a list of 4 must read books that promise to inspire and ignite your passion for the art of thread work. So, without further ado, let's unravel the secrets hidden within these pages!

  • Expanding Horizons: Essential Tips to Transform Digital Illustrations into Captivating Three-Dimensional Narratives
    Illustration Teacher

    Expanding Horizons: Essential Tips to Transform Digital Illustrations into Captivating Three-Dimensional Narratives

    Illustrating is more than simply transferring ideas onto paper or screen; it's about telling visual stories that capture the viewer's imagination. Illustration opens up a range of possibilities for exploring narratives through perspectives, scales, and dimensions that can transform a simple composition into a dynamic and engaging piece of art. Here are some tips to expand your mind's dimensions and think in three-dimensional planes and shapes when creating your illustrations.

  • How to Become an Interior Designer
    Architecture & Space

    How to Become an Interior Designer

    Interior design is a profession that combines creativity, technique, and a passion for transforming spaces into unique and functional environments. If you're drawn to the idea of designing interiors that reflect style, comfort, and personality, this guide is for you. I'll take you through the fundamental steps to become an interior designer, exploring professional outlets, resources to get started, salary expectations, and where to find inspiration in the industry. Becoming an interior designer requires more than a good eye for decoration. It involves understanding the client's needs, the space you're working with, and how design elements can harmoniously work together. It ranges from selecting colors and materials to arranging furniture and lighting, all focused on enhancing the quality of life for those using the space.

  • Diving into Tommy José Stathes' Archive of Forgotten Animations
    3D & Animation

    Diving into Tommy José Stathes' Archive of Forgotten Animations

    Is early animation your passion? I bet not as much as the animation historian, archivist, and educator Tommy José Stathes who has gathered 200+ early animations you wouldn't have heard of otherwise. Now you can watch them in HD and without dedicating your whole life to it, isn't that nice? You can watch these animations (one or two probably if you are not a dork) and then go on with your day... For Tommy José Stathes, this doesn't apply...! Let's go over some of the classics you would've missed if it weren't for this archive of early animated cartoons

  • Free Download: Human Anatomy Fundamentals
    Illustration

    Free Download: Human Anatomy Fundamentals

    In this article, Sarah van Dongen will guide us through her basic rules for human anatomy. Explore basic human anatomy guidelines, including body and facial proportions, and insights into various body parts. Some humans might be "basic", but human body certainly isn't basic at all... Nonetheless, who cares about the accurate representation of the stapedius, the tiniest muscle in the body involved in acoustic reflex, when watching their favorite cartoons? Sure the cartoons will be hard of hearing as a consequence of having inaccurate "stapediuses"... But they might suffer even worse conditions not having other, more important organs, anyways...!

  • A Journey Through the History of Literature
    Writing

    A Journey Through the History of Literature

    Explore the evolution of the history of literature from antiquity to the present day. Literature is one of the oldest art forms in human history. Although the term itself began to be used, according to some studies, after the fifteenth century, the idea of expressing through words, either orally or in writing, comes from many years ago. Literary history has a wide range of writers, who are a sample of how our society has evolved over the centuries. From the religious writings of Enheduanna to the fantastic world of J. R. R. Tolkien, passing through millions and millions of artists of the word who have left us a little piece of their vision of life through their books. In general terms, some experts divide literary history into four main stages: ancient literature, medieval literature, modern literature, and contemporary literature. Here we will tell you more about each of these stages. Ancient Literature (Up to the 5th Century)

  • Master Your Circular Saw: A Free Woodworking Tutorial
    Craft

    Master Your Circular Saw: A Free Woodworking Tutorial

    Dive into this quick tutorial with Tyler Shaheen and learn a brilliant woodworking hack to upgrade your circular saw into a track saw-like precision tool, all without breaking the bank. Are you ready to take your crafting skills to the next level? Well, you're in luck because today, we're diving into the exciting world of woodworking with the help of none other than Tyler Shaheen, one of our very own teachers here at Domestika. Get ready to unleash your inner carpenter as Tyler shares his secrets to achieving clean cuts with your circular saw. It's time to roll up those sleeves, grab your safety goggles, and dive right in!

  • Watercolor Tutorial: textures with hairs and thorns
    Illustration Teacher

    Watercolor Tutorial: textures with hairs and thorns

    How to create textures in leaves and stems with Paulina Maciel When we face botanical illustration one of the biggest challenges are the textures of leaves, petals and flower stems. In this tutorial Paulina Maciel (@pau_maciel), designer and illustration artist specialized in watercolor technique, and creative director and founder of Canela, will show you some tricks to get more realism in leaves and stems by working on textures. Discover the tutorial in the following video:

  • Free Download: 5 Amigurumi Patterns
    Craft

    Free Download: 5 Amigurumi Patterns

    From adorable dolls to sea inspired creatures, unleash your creativity with these 5 free downloadable resources. Today is not just any ordinary day. It’s a day filled with boundless possibilities and endless creativity! Why, you ask? Because we're about to make your day even brighter by presenting you with not one, not two, BUT five free amigurumi patterns for you to own forever. Are you excited? We are! Have you ever felt the irresistible urge to dive headfirst into a sea of yarn, emerge with your hooks ready, and conjure up adorable creatures that make hearts melt and smiles bloom? Well, prepare to embark on a journey into the world of amigurumi because we've got a treasure trove of free patterns waiting just for you! We're not exaggerating when we say this is a pretty cool day for anyone looking to elevate their game. So, prepare to be dazzled, because the adventure of a lifetime awaits! Let’s dive in!

  • Mastering Composition in Digital Illustration: Elevating Your Art with Depth and Balance
    Illustration Teacher

    Mastering Composition in Digital Illustration: Elevating Your Art with Depth and Balance

    Understanding composition is fundamental in illustration, as it shapes how visual elements interact to create a captivating and immersive experience for viewers. By incorporating key principles and techniques, artists can craft illustrations that not only engage the eye but also evoke emotion and tell compelling stories. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore essential steps to help you perfect your compositions and elevate your artwork to new heights.

  • Basquiat: The 5 Artworks You Can't Miss
    Art

    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!