Pop Art is a significant artistic movement that originates from 1950s Britain and early 1960s United States. It was suggestively named “pop” art due to the fact that it encapsulates popular contemporary imagery, usually removed from its initial context and combined with unrelated elements. It’s considered to perfectly represent the paradox of mass culture because it simultaneously employs mundane cultural objects, celebrities and symbolic items from advertising, news and comic books.
The time has come to take a look at the most read and appreciated Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials from the last month, and brush up on your design skills the fun way. I’ve hand-picked the best ways in which we’re going to learn how to create a military style emblem logo design, a paper receipt using Photoshop, a disaster scene, guitar string typography, how to use different skin tones in portrait illustration and much more.
As a digital artist or designer, receiving feedback or ensuring visibility for your work is crucial. Setting up your own online portfolio is an option, but then there’s the problem of driving traffic to it. So before you get there, you can showcase your work alongside fellow designers on websites created especially with this purpose.
Metro is a user interface created by Microsoft (much like Windows Phone, Zune and Xbox), which is meant to allow the user to interact directly with the content and have the same experience on all media formats. It achieves this by relying more on typography rather than graphic elements: “content before chrome” and has been adapted as a design style due to its clean and dynamic build.
WordPress plugins are created to broaden the functionality of WordPress, to improve certain pre-existing features or add new ones. They constitute of php scripts that can help you build a custom website, tailored to your needs. If you have (or are just starting) a WordPress site that distributes cool vector packs , design deals or whatever your creative heart desires, this collection will surely come in handy.
If you’re thinking about going freelance, there are a lot of things to consider beside the joy of becoming your own boss. There’s a reason why people at the top of successful businesses get paid as much as they do, and that is responsibility. If you take the time to plan carefully and put into place some of the best practices right from the start, going freelance can be great. Follow these tips and you’ll never have to be up for a nine o’clock meeting again, unless of course, you want to.
Let’s start this month with some creative energy, design inspiration and some new Photoshop and Illustrator skills. I’ve put together a showcase with the most read and shared tutorials on the web from March 2013 that will teach you how to: color black and white photos, create floral seamless patterns, do 3D modeling and much more. Check it out!
Spring is finally here. The sun is warm, the birds are chirping, a gentle wind is blowing through the new green leaves and creativity is in the air. So I thought I’d provide some design inspiration in the form of brightly colored vector illustrations. I also threw some resources in the mix, to help you put your projects together in style and a surprise at the end of the post!
In Romania, we’re celebrating a unique holiday called Mărţişor today. It celebrates the first day of spring and it’s customary for boys to offer girls flowers and broaches especially created for this occasion – each containing a small red and white bow. Why did I explain all of that to you? Because today in particular, everybody is posting on social media and blogs about this. And I thought it would be interesting to see what usually goes on in a day on the Internet.
Glass, whether as an utility or an art material, calls for careful handling. It takes a lot of time to shape and one wrong move would mean going back to square one. But for Polish artist Marta Klonowska, beauty can be found even in the seemingly worthless shards. Deftly breaking glass is where she begins to execute her passion for forming sculptures.