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The Best of How to model a complex 3D city scene in Blender

Creating a complex 3D city scene is no small undertaking, and a project such as this one requires a significant amount of repetitive modelling actions.  To explain the process behind creating this, the following steps and tips should guide you through my workflow in Blender. They should also come in …

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The Best of Add UI animations to your site

Most people see user interfaces daily, whether it’s inside a mobile app or on a website, so it’s important to get it right when creating them, and if you can enliven them with some CSS animation, all the better.  Explore the new frontier of CSS animation While building for the …

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The Best of Save £200 on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 graphics tablet

Wacom is celebrating its 35th birthday, and offering some amazing deals to mark the occasion. We’ve already seen the price of the MobileStudio Pro dropping by up to £300, and now Wacom is also lowering the price of its Cintiq Pro 13 by more than £100. The smallest graphics tablet …

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The Best of 7 tips for smashing Inktober 2018

Believe it or not it’s October next week, and for illustrators that means it’s time to pull out your pens for Inktober. If you’re not familiar with Inktober, it’s an annual challenge created by Jake Parker that calls on artists to create an ink-based drawing every day of the month …

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The Best of Mailchimp rebrand does away with script wordmark

Popular email marketing service Mailchimp has launched a new brand identity and design system. The rebrand comes courtesy of COLLINS, working alongside Mailchimp’s in-house design team. Notably, it sees the company doing away with its much-loved script logo design in favour of a sans-serif wordmark, and introducing a cheerful yellow …

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The Best of 10 iconic logos hilariously drawn from memory

This article was originally published in September 2017. The world’s most famous logos are designed to be memorable. From Apple to McDonald’s, the logo designs of the biggest companies across the globe are meticulously crafted to conjure instant brand association. So how ingrained are these logos in our minds? To …

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The Best of How to adapt your digital art to feedback

To create this cover for ImagineFX magazine, I went through some pretty well-established steps from my creative process, which can be applied either to character design work or more elaborate illustration work.  My aim with this workshop was to focus more on the chosen subject matter than on art techniques. …

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The Best of A beginner’s guide to watercolour tools

When someone finds out that I work in watercolour, their immediate response is often “But watercolour techniques are so hard!” An unsurprising reaction, perhaps… 13 incredible examples of watercolour tattoo art I discovered watercolour as a teenager, and instead of being intimidated by its unpredictable nature, I saw endless possibilities. …

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The Best of 12 colours and the emotions they evoke

Poetry can make people swoon, and a shocking image can enrage people to action. But one of the lesser-known, but no less powerful, ways to invoke emotion is through colour. There is much written about colour theory, and you only need to look at the world around you to see …

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The Best of How to build a VFX studio

Like any adventure in life, there is no right or wrong way to embark upon setting up your own VFX studio. But to see how others have done it, we spoke to several people who have set up on their own in the world of 3D movies. Read on to …

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