The Best of How to paint a colourful zombie

I’ve always liked the undead, and will often root for the ragged underdog who’s so often reduced to a moving target. Many of my works feature characters who have a ghoulish appearance, and here I’ve used an unnatural cold skin tone, with gangrenous fingers to depict that age-old trope of …

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The Best of 5 easy ways to uncover your creative genius

How would you describe creativity? Is it an innate way of thinking, or is it more like a muscle that can be developed with regular activity? The jury’s out on this one, however what a lot of people do agree on is that creativity can work wonders for your life …

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The Best of Start your animation adventure with ImagineFX

Learn how to start your animation career and discover how to develop your characters and stories with the latest issue of ImagineFX magazine – on sale today. In the pages of ImagineFX 165, you’ll hear advice and inspiration from teachers in the industry who want to help you take your …

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The Best of 50 tips that will make you a better illustrator

After 10 years working as an illustrator, I’ve compiled 50 pearls of wisdom to help fellow illustrators. For a while I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned on that journey, and how I can communicate it. I’m not a writer, so like with many other things, I needed to find a way of working …

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The Best of How to choose the right typeface for a brand

Why do certain types of brands adopt certain types of fonts and font pairings? Partly, at least, this can be attributed to a ‘trend effect’. This is a collective interpretation of design, absorbed through our familiarity with – and understanding of – the culture we happen to be part of. But there’s …

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The Best of The 62 best infographics

Best infographics: Quick links Best infographics about infographicsExplore a world or genreIllustrate a listGive instructionsMake comparisonsExplain a processReport key findingsPresent a timelineSimplify complex dataHow-to guides The best infographics may look like they were simple to create, but designing an effective piece of data visualization is anything but. So why go …

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The Best of A creative’s guide to copyright

The Association of Photographers (AOP) fought tirelessly for the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act that thankfully came into force in 1988. But what does copyright actually mean for a commercial creative today?  Copyright underpins the nature of how nearly all photographers make a living (the words ‘copyright’ and ‘licensing’ are equally …

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The Best of 9 ways to smash UX on a small budget

A focus on user experience is vital for a great product. Unfortunately, the catch-22 is that small businesses – a valuable part of our community – need to grow online and so still need to offer a relatively sleek experience to their users. However, there are ways to deliver a …

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The Best of 5 mesmerising uses of illustration in branding

Using a handcrafted element, such as bespoke typography or clever use of illustration, as a core part of a brand’s visual identity is a trend that has been gaining momentum of late. The latter is enjoying a particular resurgence in food packaging design, but there are impressive and imaginative examples …

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The Best of Classic Rubik’s Cube gets a high-tech twist

Originally designed in 1974 and launched internationally in 1980, Rubik’s Cube is a design classic that’s sold by the hundreds of millions. Over the years, it has delighted – not to mention infuriated – countless people around the globe. 11 inspiring design toys for your desk The original cube was …

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