• 21 Free Photoshop Illustration Brushes

    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.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Vector File Formats

    Everything You Need to Know About Vector File Formats

    Learn what a vector file is, discover the most common formats and why it's better to work with these file types Before we dive into categorizing the different vector file formats and discovering when it is more appropriate to use one over another, let’s clarify what a vector file is and why, on some occasions, it is better to work with these file types. Vector files are used for example in Vector illustration, that is a type of graph that represents images or shapes through mathematical formulas.

  • 10 Japanese-Influenced Creativity Online Courses

    10 Japanese-Influenced Creativity Online Courses

    Discover techniques such as origami, manga illustration, and kintsugi, with Japanese art experts You cannot describe Japanese art in one word. Japanese creativity with its symbolisms, philosophies, and millennial traditions manifests itself in highly different artistic forms of expression. Manga style illustration is one of the most popular Japanese techniques, but there are many more. You can discover the old ceramic restoration method of kintsugi, shodō calligraphy, and kokedamas moss pots in the following Japanese art-influenced online courses. You can also learn about the basics of manga drawing and even create your own origami lampshade. Get closer to this fascinating culture through the tips and techniques of these experts.

  • Top 10 Creative Projects of May 2021

    Top 10 Creative Projects of May 2021

    Illustration, papercraft, and embroidery projects got the most attention from the Domestika community during May Should you share your creativity with others? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, then the answer is simply yes. In the same way that other people's work inspires you, you too can contribute with your style and skills. You may even find some opportunities to collaborate with like-minded people. The project area within the Domestika community is the perfect place to showcase your creations. You will find personal projects of creative members of the community, end-of-course projects, and new material from the Domestika teachers and experts. Furthermore, any member of the community has the chance to like or comment on your project. If your project receives the most likes in one month, it will be featured as one of the month’s favorites, just like the ones listed in this article.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Willian Santiago Will Always Be Remembered with a Smile

    Willian Santiago Will Always Be Remembered with a Smile

    A tribute to illustrator and Domestika teacher Willian Santiago from the team who collaborated with him on his course We always smile whenever we see photos from Willian Santiago's Domestika course. They stir up powerful memories. To create his course, Willian set off from Londrina in Brazil and took a plane for the first time, crossing the Atlantic and landing in Madrid, bursting with excitement. He wanted to share everything he knew about illustration generously and gently.

  • Meet the Winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021!

    Meet the Winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021!

    Thousands of creatives from all over the world took part in the third edition of Domestika Scholarships March 9th marked the launch of the third edition of Domestika Scholarships, an initiative that recognizes and celebrates the talents of creatives from all over the world. Thousands of participants–65% of which were women–from across the globe submitted their portfolios in response to our third call-out for entries, with the majority of the projects presented falling into the categories of design and illustration. A jury composed of top experts working in the creative sector, all of whom are also Domestika teachers, was asked to select the best candidates to be awarded scholarships. The members of the jury are Paloma Rincón (@paloma_rincon), Sagi Haviv (@sagi), Catalina Estrada (@catalinaestrada), Pepe Gimeno (@pepegimeno), Ana Victoria Calderón (@anavictoriana), Antoni Arola (@toniarola), Trini Guzmán (@holaleon), Alexis Moyano (@alexismoyano), Mattias Adolfsson (@mattiasadolfsson), Isadora Zeferino (@imzeferino), Ji Lee (@jilee),Fito Espinosa (@fitoespinosa), James Lewis (@jamesllewis), Marcelo Tas (@marcelo_tas), and Alex Trochut (@trochut). The ten winners will each get to choose 50 free courses from the entire Domestika catalog to boost their creativity and enhance their learning across multiple disciplines. Meet the ten winners of Domestika Scholarships 2021 below! Yên Trần Phúc Nguyên (@tranphucnguyenyenn1997) Yên Trần Phúc Nguyên is a Vietnamese illustrator who studied at Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, majoring in graphic design. Her work is influenced by Asian crafts such as Chinese handscrolls. In her project Memoirs of a Geisha, an illustrated Orihon book originating from the Tang Dynasty, she used Indian ink, a Kolinsky sable brush, and lines to recreate the mysterious beauty of the world of geishas. Yên Trần had not experimented with digital tools before.

  • Farewell to Willian Santiago, Illustrator of Vibrant Colors and Infinite Talent

    Farewell to Willian Santiago, Illustrator of Vibrant Colors and Infinite Talent

    We remember the life and work of the Brazilian illustrator and teacher, who died at the age of 30 Domestika deeply regrets the passing of Willian Santiago, a Brazilian illustrator, teacher, and member of our creative community. The artist's agent has announced his death. His strong artistic instincts are expressed through the work that he made, characterized by the combination of simple shapes and vibrant, uniquely Brazilian colors. Willian was primarily a digital artist, but he gave his work an artisanal and analog touch by digitizing old papers or mark making with chalk and splashed of ink.

  • 10 Amazing Star Wars Tribute Projects

    10 Amazing Star Wars Tribute Projects

    Celebrate Star Wars Day and be inspired by these projects from the Domestika community based on Star Wars' incredible universe Since its first release in 1977, Star Wars' success has not ceased to grow. The conflict between the Light Side of the Force (Jedis) and the Dark side (Sith) is part of cinema history and popular culture. Also, it is a source of reference for creatives all over the world. Star Wars Day is celebrated every year, on May the 4th. For this occasion, we have collected 10 projects, by artists from the Domestika community, inspired by George Lucas' saga. They encompass different styles and techniques, all aiming to pay homage to a universe born "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." If you want to know more about the creative process of each piece, click on the red title. Leave us a comment at the end of the post, and tell us which is your favorite. Doodles Star Wars, by The Moog (@themoogoriginal) Brazilian graffiti artist The Moog is an expert in doodle art. All sorts of Star Wars-themed details intermingle in this illustration. To complete his tribute, he included the most iconic saying from the saga. You cannot miss it. In his project, the artist applied techniques he learned from the Domestika course Doodle-Style Vector Illustration.

  • 10 Free Online Classes for Improving your Illustrations

    10 Free Online Classes for Improving your Illustrations

    Personalize your illustration skills with valuable tips and techniques from expert illustrators Following an illustration course can help you find your own style and create highly communicative visual images. Illustrations are not simply drawings: they are a powerful complement to the text, they can be eye-catching book covers, and they can stir emotions, whether they are pictures hanging in your home, murals on a street wall, or a simple decorative feature on your coffee cup. There are even more applications to this art. Under the guidance of ten highly experienced illustrators, you can learn to visually interpret a concept or a written piece and turn it into a meaningful illustration. They will give you tips on brainstorming ideas and help you explore traditional and experimental techniques. Click on the red links to access and enjoy the classes! Free Class: Reference Images Search An illustration is a communication tool that creatively enhances a text. When looking for ideas, you can find inspiration from other artists' work and images. In this video lesson, editorial illustrator Emma Hanquist addresses searching for such reference material and what part of the images you need to focus on to open up your idea process. Find out by following her class, taken from her course Editorial Illustration for Magazines.

  • Access Thousands of Free Artworks from Museums and Libraries On Artvee

    Access Thousands of Free Artworks from Museums and Libraries On Artvee

    Discover this free image bank filled with paintings, drawings, and illustrations by artists from centuries ago Over recent years, important museums and libraries around the world have been granting access to their public domain art collections for free use. Artvee is a website that classifies and groups the best images in one place, making them easier to discover, download, and use. In their archives, you can find works by artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet, Raphael, and Sandro Botticelli. Here we explain how to navigate the site and share some examples of the type of work you will be able to access.

  • 10 Tips for Selling Your Digital Artwork on NFT Marketplaces

    10 Tips for Selling Your Digital Artwork on NFT Marketplaces

    Digital artists share the strategies they use to promote their digital artworks on NFT marketplaces NFTs have revolutionized the digital art world over a matter of weeks, making it possible for artists to sell their work for substantial sums of money. In January alone, the value of Ether, the cryptocurrency traded in this market, grew 10 times, and it is said that this is only the beginning. The figures sales are fetching are very tantalizing sums, and many artists have jumped on the NFT bandwagon. This new venture has not only opened up a world of possibilities but also comes with news tasks, such as self-promotion. If you have already tokenized your works and been granted access to a marketplace such as Foundation, Opensea, Superrare, Rarible, or Makers Place, you are probably wondering what you need to do to make a sale. We asked artists experienced selling art online which communication strategies work best for them, which social media platforms they need to have a presence on, and what kind of content tends to attract collectors. These are their top ten marketing strategies for promoting your digital art:

  • Interview With Ana Porta, 3D Illustrator Winner of Domestika Scholarships 2018

    Interview With Ana Porta, 3D Illustrator Winner of Domestika Scholarships 2018

    One of our 2018 winners tells us how the 50 free courses influenced her work Ana Porta (@anaporta_) is a Spanish graphic designer and 3D illustrator who specializes in branding. Thanks to the striking personality of her work, which has led her to collaborate on brilliant projects and having work published in The Washington Post, she was one of the winners of our Domestika Scholarships in 2018. She was granted access to 50 courses to develop her skills and train in creative areas of her choosing. We talked to her about how she used her prize and how it helped her evolve her career since then. Find out what benefits the opportunity to win a Domestika Scholarship—now in its third edition—can bring to a creative’s work.

  • 10 Illustration Projects Celebrating 10 Years of Game of Thrones

    10 Illustration Projects Celebrating 10 Years of Game of Thrones

    Discover these incredible projects from the Domestika community that honor the HBO series On April 17, 2021, Game of Thrones celebrates 10 years of its debut on HBO. One of the most successful fantastic sagas in the history of TV, the series proved that plots with characters and complex conflicts can attract the attention of millions of people. Thus, it influenced several creative areas, from audiovisual to literature. Characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya Stark and Tyrion Lannister have become icons of pop culture and have inspired the work of countless artists, illustrators and designers to this day. To celebrate the 10 years of the series, we selected 10 projects created by the Domestika community that pay homage to the universe created by George R. R. Martin. If you want to know more about the creative processes of each project, click on the title in red. Do not forget to leave your comment at the end of the article, stating what you think of each of these projects.