• 18 Free Photoshop and Procreate Drawing Brushes
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    18 Free Photoshop and Procreate Drawing Brushes

    Draw on a daily basis to define your style and unlock creativity with the help of these digital brushes When you start to draw it is as if you are learning a new language but with your hands. Each stroke, line or color is a reflection of your creativity. The best thing is that everyone can venture into this challenge with just a sketchbook or notebook and practicing a little every day. For the illustrator Catalina Bustos Mendoza, better known as Catalina Bu (@catalinabu), drawing is a kind of personal manifesto. It's not just perfection or beauty that matters, but the ideas you express through it. But in addition, nowadays, it is also important to bring your style to the digital world. This will allow you to refine the results and experiment without limits in the language of your drawing.

  • Free Illustrated Typography Glossary for Beginners
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering

    Free Illustrated Typography Glossary for Beginners

    Discover typography and lettering terms such as stem, serif or spine and learn how to identify them in other languages Unlike calligraphy, the practice of lettering does not follow predetermined patterns or rigorous standards. Although it follows, in some cases, a typographic basis, the act of drawing letters goes through a freer and more spontaneous creation. To create your own letterings, therefore, it is necessary that you have knowledge of typographic terminology to understand where and how you can innovate to create new combinations. After all, the possibilities are endless for you to test and experiment by combining manual and digital techniques.

  • 21 Free Photoshop Illustration Brushes
    Illustration

    21 Free Photoshop Illustration Brushes

    Gain speed and ease in illustration by practicing with this series of brushes in different types of exercises In illustration, the first years are essential to gain ease and confidence. The illustrator Del Hambre (@del_hambre) knows this well. He has spent more than 15 years professionally dedicated to this world. Practicing so that your works are unique is the most important thing. Del Hambre, who draws every Sunday in El País newspaper, recommends you put on daily routines with exercises of all kinds. In addition, he also provides you with a series of 21 brushes for Photoshop. The goal is for you to learn to draw immediately and without thinking too much, something that is only achieved when you feel confident illustrating.

  • Free Calligraphy Exercises for Beginners
    Typography, Calligraphy and Lettering

    Free Calligraphy Exercises for Beginners

    Practice with brush pen and chisel tip from scratch to loosen up your calligraphy stroke in your lettering projects Calligraphy is extremely important when approaching a lettering project. One of the reasons is because it helps you understand how some tools behave with lettering. Also, the grip, pressure or rhythm of the writing changes depending on the tool you are working with. That's why the calligraphy exercises shared by Eduardo Morgan (@eduardo_morgan) are so useful. The graphic designer specialized in lettering proposes you to practice the dynamics of the brush pen and the chisel tip. The goal is to prepare you to imitate these dynamics with pencil and paper, feeling comfortable and confident.

  • Free Top Tips Guide for Writing Blog Posts
    Marketing

    Free Top Tips Guide for Writing Blog Posts

    Discover top tips for improving your blog content, building a strong community and connecting with your target audience Emma Jane Palin (@emmajanepalin) is an award-winning blogger, writer, interior stylist, and digital marketing specialist. She knows the importance of building a community around your blog and how to best reach out and connect with your target audience. The beauty of a blog is that it’s personal, but for your business, you might not want it to seem as if it’s just you. The real focus when it comes to writing should be about bringing your voice to the forefront. Do you want to be formal or passive, educational or inspiring? Emma has prepared a brilliant guide to help you work through your blog posts methodically.

  • Free Patterns for Making your Own Dress
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    Free Patterns for Making your Own Dress

    Start making your own unique clothes with the patterns and size guide shared by dressmaker Juliet Uzor Juliet Uzor (@julietuzor) is a self-taught dressmaker who is passionate about showing others how to make bespoke sewn outfits. Creating your own clothes with a sewing machine is a powerful skill. It’s an opportunity to free yourself from the fast fashion industry by making unique clothes that fit your body type. In her course, she teaches you how to create a unique, made-to-measure dress from scratch; how to operate a sewing machine, moving from the basics to creating the final finishes for your garment. She starts by preparing the pattern for a dress and teaches you how to identify the correct size to cut.

  • Free Checklist for Your Email Marketing Strategy
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    Free Checklist for Your Email Marketing Strategy

    Do you want to engage with your subscribers and get them excited for what they’ve signed up to? Check out this checklist A welcome email is what your subscribers get sent when they sign up to your emails. It’s an automatic email that can be set up inside your email marketing software. It’s an excellent opportunity to welcome people to your list and engage with your audience. Alice Benham (@alice_benham) is a multi-hyphenate business coach who helps business owners grow their online presence using a value-driven strategy. In her course, she guides you through each step of crafting the ideal online strategy to level up your business for exponential growth.

  • Free Guide: Basics of Composition in Photography
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    Free Guide: Basics of Composition in Photography

    Do you want to learn how to best arrange the elements of a photograph to capture the best shot? Check out this guide In photography, as much as in other art forms, capturing the perfect shot requires a good subject that can tell a story and some fundamental skills: one of these skills is getting the right composition. Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Giulia Candussi (@giulia_candussi) can teach you how to take high-quality photos that can convey your unique vision. One of the essential skills is knowing how to guide the viewer’s gaze towards the most salient elements of your image; in other words, using adequate composition.

  • Free E-Book: 100 Creative illustrations By Weberson Santiago
    Illustration

    Free E-Book: 100 Creative illustrations By Weberson Santiago

    ArtBook features vibrant designs by an illustrator who specializes in children’s illustration Aside from lots of practice, illustration is a creative process that requires a vast library of references and influences. It is only then that an illustrator will be able to develop their own style and succeed in capturing our attention with lines and colors. Weberson Santiago (@webersonsantiago) is an illustrator, writer, and teacher who has published several projects and books for children since the beginning of his career. He has worked with major Brazilian and Portuguese publishers, as well as Veja magazine and Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.

  • Free SEO Checklist for Optimizing Your Website or Blog
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    Free SEO Checklist for Optimizing Your Website or Blog

    Do you want to make your website or blog search engine ready? Check out this checklist and start creating content When creating content for your website, whether it be blog posts or pages, you want to ensure it’s optimized for search engines. Following this checklist will ensure you do that. Alice Benham (@alice_benham) is a multi-hyphenate marketing and business coach who helps business owners grow their online presence using a value-driven strategy. In her course, she guides you through each step of crafting the ideal online strategy to level up your business for exponential growth.

  • Free Guide: How to Draw the Oblique Projection Perspective
    Illustration

    Free Guide: How to Draw the Oblique Projection Perspective

    Do you want to add volume to your drawings using a simple perspective method? Check out this guide Mattias Adolfsson (@mattiasadolfsson) creates illustrations for magazines like The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and animation studios like Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Disney. His artwork is filled with playful characters and detailed objects. His sketches are intricate, yet he manages to create harmonious and balanced compositions that invite the viewers to observe each little detail up close. Mattias found inspiration in Chinese art and oblique proportion perspective to help him achieve volume in his drawings.

  • Free Guide for Overcoming Writer’s Block
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    Free Guide for Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Do you want to overcome writer’s block and never be short of ideas? Check out this guide shared by Shaun Levin Author and creative writing teacher Shaun Levin (@shaun_levin) will tell you that writing needs no preparation, and that there are endless narrative options available to you when writing a story. In creative writing, all you need is a pen or a pencil and paper to get started. You can immediately start writing about the first thing that comes to mind, for example, what you did today, however exciting that may have been.

  • Free Great Examples of Invitation Design
    Design

    Free Great Examples of Invitation Design

    Do you want to design some great invitation cards? Check out this examples shared by graphic designer Sarah Lewis Whether you're hosting an event yourself or working for a client, the right invitation can set the stage and prepare guests for what's to come. You can learn how to blend color, typography, and texture to create professional printed invitations to promote any event. Graphic designer Sarah Lewis (@sarah_lewis) specializes in print and identity projects, and runs Alphablots, which makes graphic greeting cards and playful prints for kids and color-loving grownups. She has created a free guide providing ideas for designing original invitations for any special event.

  • Photoshop Free Guide: How to Create a Botanical Illustration Pattern
    Illustration

    Photoshop Free Guide: How to Create a Botanical Illustration Pattern

    Do you want to learn how to create a pattern with your illustrations in Photoshop? Check out this guide shared by Lapin Nowadays, it is super easy to print your drawings on fabric and other surfaces through various online platforms. botanical illustrations are a perfect subject for this type of activity. Urban sketcher and illustrator Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) believes you can find peace in the rush of everyday life by drawing the plants and flowers around you. He believes drawing from observation is a great way to develop creativity and mindfulness. You can turn your watercolor sketches of your favorite plants and flowers into beautiful botanical compositions to replicate as a surface pattern in Photoshop.

  • Free Butterfly Embroidery Pattern
    Craft

    Free Butterfly Embroidery Pattern

    Do you want to embroider a beautiful monarch butterfly? Check out this pattern shared by Emillie Ferris In the art of needle painting, a needle acts like a brush and the thread as the paint, helping you achieve hyper-realistic designs. You can create realistic embroidered pieces using the long and short stitch technique, just like Emillie Ferris (@emillieferris), who makes contemporary embroidery patterns, kits, pins, and original hoop art using traditional methods. Insects are a wonderful place to start if you’re a beginner, as they can be very forgiving of mistakes. Their symmetrical nature also makes the entire embroidery process very meditative and relaxing.

  • Free Fashion Poses Templates
    Illustration

    Free Fashion Poses Templates

    Do you want to draw expressive poses for your fashion illustrations? Check out this guide shared by Connie Lim There is an explosion of creativity in the fashion illustration industry and many illustrators take inspiration from fashion runways and editorials to create striking visual expressions through drawing and painting. Fashion illustrator Connie Lim (@_connielim_) combines traditional drawing techniques with a more experimental approach using mixed media to create exciting fashion illustrations. Using an editorial reference as a starting point, Connie follows unique processes to achieve the perfect pose and style of her illustrated fashion figures.

  • Free Drawing Exercises to Become an Artist
    Illustration

    Free Drawing Exercises to Become an Artist

    Do you want to learn some drawing exercises so you can warm up before you start illustrating? Check out this guide Illustrator Sarah van Dongen (@sarahvandongenillustration) uses fun methods to develop her ideas and knows that the best ideas come when we least expect them. She encourages you to draw from observation, and without restraints. Before you set off to create a finished illustration, you should start with some warm up exercises. Draw using a variety of materials and fill up your sketchbook pages as you practice. This type of routine free from expectations helps you overcome the fear of the blank page, and to further develop your style.

  • Free Color Theory Guide for Embroidery
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    Free Color Theory Guide for Embroidery

    Do you want to know how to use color in your punch needle embroidered portraits? Check out this guide Freelance fabricator and designer Camille Labarre (@camillelabarre) can help you turn your next big idea into something tangible. Embroidery with a punch needle is a relaxing, fun, and therapeutic activity. It allows you to create textured works of art that showcase your personal style. Knowing how to choose your colors is key in any art. If you didn’t go to art school, chances are you’ve never even heard of color theory. It is important to know and identify the differences between hue, saturation, and value. These key concepts are incredibly helpful when it comes to your final piece.

  • Free Guide: Styling your Products for a Home Photoshoot
    Photography

    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.

  • 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.

  • Free Domestika E-book: Watercolor for Beginners
    Illustration

    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.

  • Free Short Guide for Drawing a Hummingbird
    Illustration

    Free Short Guide for Drawing a Hummingbird

    Do you want to know how to draw and color a hummingbird? Check out this sketch and tips shared by Marco Mazzoni Artist and illustrator Marco Mazzoni (@marcomazzoniart) uses colored pencils to illustrate animals and natural elements with mood and symbolism. The animal kingdom has always been a potent source of inspiration for artists, with surprisingly accurate metaphors of human emotions found in each animal’s characteristics. Marco is fascinated by flora and fauna. His illustration work is filled with depictions of human emotions inspired by nature. You are invited to try his methods to create a beautiful and sensitive version of your own colorful hummingbird.

  • Free Hand-building Handbook for Ceramics
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    Free Hand-building Handbook for Ceramics

    Do you want to know how to hand-build pots at home? Check out this guide shared by Lilly Maetzig Ceramist Lilly Maetzig (@mae_ceramics) talks about her craft as a sacred and ancient activity that we seem to understand innately. We’ve been molding clay by hand for thousands of years. The slow pace of hand-building ceramic objects brings her a meditative peace and calm, as she creates simple yet refined pieces with a limited color palette and playful touches. Set up your home as a workspace by using everyday objects and understand how pots are made by making a basic pinch pot, a coil pot, and a slab pot.

  • Free Watercolor Palette Guide: Botanical Sketchbooking
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    Free Watercolor Palette Guide: Botanical Sketchbooking

    Do you want to achieve the best colors for your botanical sketching? Check out this guide shared by Lapin Urban sketcher and illustrator Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) knows the importance of drawing from direct observation and playing with cold and warm tones to add strength to one’s artwork. In botanical sketching, what seems to be green is much more subtle. Looking closer, you'll see yellow, blue, ochre, even orange or purple. To help you get to the closest color of the plant you are observing, Lupin shares his watercolor palette and a few tips to create your own greens chart without using any green pigments.

  • Free Quick Analog Photography Guide
    Photography

    Free Quick Analog Photography Guide

    Discover the best settings and tips for analog photography in this guide created by photographer Maria Louceiro Analog photography offers a myriad of creative opportunities for those who want to experiment with new forms of expression. Using the unique features of an analog camera, it is possible to capture colors and magical effects to bring unique and fantastic atmospheres to life. The Portuguese photographer and art director, Maria Louceiro (@marialouceiro), is an expert on the subject and in her portfolio are projects for major brands such as Mercedes-Benz, MTV, VICE, Coachella Festival, among others.

  • Free Guide to Learn How To Draw Flowers and Leaves
    Illustration

    Free Guide to Learn How To Draw Flowers and Leaves

    Want to learn how to draw leaves and flowers? Check out this guide shared by Luli Reis, an illustrator specializing in botanical watercolor Observation is the most important skill for those who create botanical art, after all, nature, together with its nuances and particularities, serves as a starting point and inspiration for everything that will be created. Over time, you will be able to perceive and learn patterns that are repeated in several botanical varieties. Brazilian visual artist and illustrator Luli Reis (@lulireis) seeks to convey her love and admiration for botanical life through expressive watercolor compositions. In her creative process, the details of leaves and flowers play a crucial role in expressing and reproducing the beauty and enchantment present in nature.

  • Free Guide: Light and Shadows in Street Photography
    Photography

    Free Guide: Light and Shadows in Street Photography

    Find out how to use light consciously in this guide created by brazilian urban photographer Gustavo Minas To find the source of light in an environment or scenario to be photographed, just look at the direction of the shadows. They are the ones that show the distance and intensity of the light source. This tip, taken from the book 50 years: Light, Camera, Action, by film photographer Edgar Moura, was a watershed for the career of photographer Gustavo Minas, specialized in street photography. One of his trademarks is the reflexes of everyday life, which allow the materialization of different points of view in the same image.

  • Free E-book: Strategy for Social Media Success, by Dot Lung
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    Free E-book: Strategy for Social Media Success, by Dot Lung

    Discover the “dragon formula” and how to deliver quality social media content Dot Lung (@dotlung) is known as the "Mother of Social Media Dragons”. She specializes in helping designers and creatives create irresistible social media content to develop their projects, ideas, and careers. Want to make the most of Instagram and reach a larger audience? In Dragon's Strategies For Social Media Success, Dot Lung lists the ingredients that go into cooking up quality social media content. She presents them in a formula known as the “dragon formula”, a reference to her Taiwanese last name meaning dragon. Download this e-book for free and get to grips with this effective formula that has led her to work with clients such as Facebook, Wix, Motionographer, OFFF festival, Digital Design Days, Sonar + D, and many more.

  • Free Brief Color Theory Guide
    Illustration

    Free Brief Color Theory Guide

    Do you want to understand color theory? Check out this guide shared by 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.

  • Free Adobe Photoshop brushes for Illustration
    Illustration

    Free Adobe Photoshop brushes for Illustration

    Create incredible illustrations with this three wax, pencil and stain brushes shared by Alex de Marcos When it comes to expressing your creativity in Adobe Photoshop, having a variety of brushes is essential for creating pixel art illustrations as brush strokes. To create a personal pictorial finish, you should experiment with tools that allow you to make different uses of color and give different textures to your composition. In order to achieve this, the illustrator Alex de Marcos García (@alex_de_marcos) offers you three digital brushes with very different effects.