Free Vector of the Day #544: Business Illustration

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Today’s freebie is a business illustration. Feel free to use it in commercial and non-commercial projects, personal websites and printed work, as long as it’s a part of a larger design. Please do not sell it, redistribute it yourself, claim it as your own or give it as a bonus item to boost sales for your own products. Download it now!

Pier Paolo’s Cinematics – Animated Illustrations from Classic Films

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In some ways, animation has been around almost as long as painting has, although, as you would expect, the illusion of movement was much more primitive, and we use the term very appropriately, as the animations we’re talking about are paleolithic cave paintings. They depict animals with more sets of legs than they really do have, in an attempt to capture the phenomenon of movement.

Design Inspiration: 21 Fabulous Watercolor Illustrations

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Watercolor painting is, for most of us, the very first art form we are introduced to. It is through watercolors that people discover their passion and skill for visual arts, and that first experience with creating something totally new from nothing is the feeling that all artists chase after every time they create new works. Watercolor painting begins its history as an art medium in the 15th century, during the time of the Renaissance.

Deal of the Week: DesignTNT Massive Library & 630 Premium Vector Illustrations worth $8,228 – Just $59

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Our sister website, InkyDeals, is back with the biggest and most awesome design bundle ever featured. You’re probably familiar with the Full Design Library, one of their all time best-sellers. Well, now it’s even bigger. The DesignTNT Massive Library alone is valued at an astonishing $5,708, but on top of that they threw in a collection of 630 Top-Quality Illustrations with typography elements, thus creating the ultimate design library!

Top 40 Photoshop & Illustrator Tutorials from 2013

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We’ve put together a huge list of tutorials for both Photoshop and Illustrator for you to go through. Why? Well, we believe that design, even more than other jobs, is one where you need to constantly strive to learn new things and to continually improve. That’s the reason why we’ve put together a list of our favorite 40 tutorials of the year 2013.

Artist of the Week: Surreal Landscape Illustrations by Jonas De Ro

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Jonas De Ro is a London based Belgian concept artist that was born and raised in Gent, a small Flemish city. In 2009 he graduated his masters program in traditional animation from the Royal Academy in Fine Arts but he chose not to pursue a career in this field, choosing instead to work as a texture photographer, providing various game and film studios around the world with his work.

How to Create Retro Vector Letters

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Letters and writing are very helpful elements in every designer’s work. They help the designer send a message in the easiest way possible, and also help emphasize the existing message in an illustration. Although the Internet provides very large font resources, sometimes the design needs more than just a font. Vector letters are expanded letters with effects added to them, such as: graphic styles, gradients, 3D effects and others.

Quality Link Building Techniques for Your Design Website

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So you’re done building your website. It’s nice, crisp, the metadata is all very neat, all is well in the world. You plan on starting big and generating lots and lots of quality content. That’s also great. In the long run, quality content that users are actually interested in is what makes your website valuable. But that’s not enough, is it? You know enough about SEO to know that there are a lot of other things to do, that’s why you put great care in building the website so it’s search engine-friendly. Still, you still need things like keywords and backlinks in order to get your rank high.