The Best of 5 tips for commissioning illustration

You’ve been browsing different design portfolios for ages, and you’ve finally found the perfect illustrator to collaborate on your latest project. But how do you make sure you get the very best from them? Read on for five tips from leading agencies on how to commission illustration the right way.  …

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The Best of How to illustrate animal eyes

When learning how to draw animals, one tricky aspect to manage is the eyes. There are some critical – yet simple – steps and techniques to follow that will improve your artwork. Because the viewer of your image will be drawn to the animal’s eyes, you need to depict them …

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The Best of 37 beautiful band logo designs to be inspired by

What makes a great logo design for a band? A clever concept and the ability to become just as iconic as the music is a good start, but originality is just as important. From hard rock to pop, we’ve picked some of our favourite band logo designs – including some …

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The Best of 14 beautiful travel posters

Every place in the world has its own style and cultural influence, which can be a great source of inspiration for a designer. Here, we showcase a selection of travel poster designs created by artists and inspired by many wonderful and diverse places on Earth – and beyond… 01. Travel …

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The Best of Create a responsive layout with CSS Grid

CSS Grid Layout is growing in browser support every day and we can ship CSS Grid to production. The quick adoption of CSS Grid has been truly remarkable. Before we get to making a responsive portfolio site layout with CSS Grid, let’s clear a couple of things up: CSS Grid …

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The Best of Everything you need to know about tonal values

Values are present in almost every drawing or painting we create – and often, they can make or break a piece. To create a successful image, we must navigate various light effects and quirks of perception. This can often be frustrating! However, the same challenges will always crop up regardless …

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The Best of 37 sets of free icons

Icons are a critical element of UI design and as important a part of your web project as web fonts, but creating custom icons for each project is rarely practical as it’s so time-consuming. On the other hand, finding those hidden treasures in a pool of tens of thousands of …

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The Best of Paint rippling water in oils

When you’re painting rippling water with something in it, you’re taking on the task of painting a disrupted reflection. This can be tricky to imagine, so I often like to make my own reference before I start.  For this painting, I’m going to use oils, so I’ll draw upon some …

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The Best of The best laptops for graphic design in 2018

If you’re in the market for a new machine, our pick of the best laptops for graphic design will help you select the right option. (Prefer desktop? Take a look at our pick of the best computers for graphic design.) Right now, we think the best laptop for graphic design is …

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The Best of Top designers get animated about creative discomforts

Your comfort zone might be lovely and comfortable, but it’s not the place to do your best design work – the world’s best logos and packaging design were certainly not created by playing it safe. if you want to take things to the next level, you’re going to have to …

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