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Tutorials – Enliighten Figure Painting – Reclining Female Figure This is a short preview of the Figure Painting – Reclining Female Figure demo. In this section of the demo, Daarken shows his process for painting the face. Creating a Romance Cover – Without Painting In this tutorial Daarken shows you how to create a sweet romance novel cover that will make your legs quiver and your loins tingle. Creating Muzzle Flashes – Two Techniques In this tutorial Daarken shows you two different techniques for creating muzzle flashes. Huion GT-220 – Review & Testing The Huion GT-220 is a 21.5″ tablet monitor with an IPS display. Wacom Companion – Review & Testing This is my review of the new Wacom Companion. Figure Painting – Female High Angle In this video Daarken takes you through his process of painting a female figure from a high angle using a black and white photo ref. Jaja Stylus – Testing on the iPad In this video Daarken shows the Jaja Stylus in action on an iPad using Procreate. Painting Light – One Pixel at a Time

Freelance Guide | CalArts More and more graduates see starting their own business as a valid career choice. Also, freelancing can offer flexible income for students. The information below is a quick reference guide to give basic business know-how to the self-employed artist. Students and alumni who wish to take on freelancing as a source of income should use the following information and resources as a base to do more in depth research of their own. Marketing & Self Promotion Unlike giant cookies and the Forum, "build it and they will come" does not necessarily apply to your new freelance business. Your first priority should be to do the best work you possibly can for your clients, and make their experience working with you as pleasant as possible. As for new clients, if you do good work, you should get some referrals. Besides browsing job listings on the CalArts Job Bank, newspaper classifieds, etc., online databases are another way to get work. Time Management Protecting Yourself and Your Work: Copyright U.S. Or

Ctrl+Paint | Resources One of the best, and cheapest, places to learn art is at your public library. Go to the art technique section and look for books on basic drawing. If you’re looking for more advanced digital techniques, the internet is a better place for that. This is a community devoted to concept art and illustration. To get caught up on current artists in video games, movies, and illustration – this is where I turn. For advanced training in concept art to 3D software, Gnomon Workshop is a fantastic resource. Like fantasy illustration? You can thank Feng for Ctrl+Paint. Want some inspiration? Created by famed illustrator James Gurney (Dinotopia), this daily blog is a source of inspiration and insight. Great instructional videos here. Other than Feng Zhu, I’ve never seen such a huge collection of free digital painting tutorials. This was the book that got me started with concept art. If constructive anatomy is your thing, Burne Hogarth is another fantastic instructor.

free art lessons online instruction - learn how to draw, sketch paint The Art of Freelancing · Everything I Wish They Had Taught Me in Art School Design Exercises to Get Your Creativity Ripped How does an athlete become an Olympian? Years of training helps to develop their form as grueling workouts build strength and endurance. They also educate themselves on their sport, taking advantage of tactics they'll need in order to win. Lastly, they keep motivated by learning from every loss and blunder. Implementing the lessons they've learned creates a remarkable athlete whose success is a reflection of their hard work. Why Designers Should Exercise Learning how to optimize your time is one of the best assets any new designer can learn. The following are the potential benefits for keeping up a routine of design exercises: Learn how to come up with creative ideas faster.Learn how to weed out which ideas are wrong for a design project.Learn how to pace your time effectively before a project's deadline.Discover your common design habits.Reduce or eliminate bad design habits. Design Exercises Here are three twenty-minute exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Logo Design Typography

Schoolism How to Be a Successful Freelance Artist or Designer January 28, 2015 4:40 am Mark Masters Becoming a freelance artist isn’t typically something decided overnight. There may be many reasons why you’re considering taking this route with your career. Becoming a freelance artist isn’t typically something decided overnight. While it may be tempting to work at home in your pajamas, becoming a successful freelance artist is not an easy task. Be Prepared This might be the most important tip for you to consider if you want to be a freelance artist. That is why you shouldn’t quit your job or suddenly dive into freelance work if you aren’t prepared. It can be hard to be creative when you’re worrying about where your next meal is coming from, so being prepared with some money up front can help. Set a Schedule As a freelance artist you’re pretty much you’re own boss, so it’s up to you to keep yourself accountable. You can even take this a step further and find a time clock application on your computer or mobile device. Be Persistent Avoid Distractions

Let's Paint Nature! | Hiking & Painting in Nature – Chicago Art Mentors — Art Mentors Seth Godin's Freelancer Course Contents and Overview This course begins with an introduction into what it means to be a freelancer, regardless of what industry you work in. You'll realize that you have the opportunity to take control of your career, regardless of your previous experience, by seeing the world the way your clients do. Seth walks you through choosing your clients and how to be at the right place at the right time to find them. By pushing yourself to produce remarkable work, the clients will start coming to you. Each short, intense (and sometimes funny) lecture helps you identify ways to build your reputation and promote your business so you can step out of invisibility. You have the opportunity to become a well-known specialist in your field. Also included: In-depth answers to FAQs that Seth has collected from his audience in preparation for this course. Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to complete exercises that will help you forge a path you can easily follow.

Create a Stylish Grunge Poster with 3D Typography in Photoshop In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a cool grunge poster in Photohop. We will play in particular with blending modes to mix stock images and with some filters to create nice effects. Also I’ll show you how to integrate 3d text into your compositions and how to replace existing colors using adjustment layers. Introducing WeGraphics Premium: I was searching for a way to promote WeGraphics Premium Membership and what’s better than a cool Photoshop tutorial? Preview of the result: Become a Premium Member and get unlimited access to source files and premium resources for only 7$/month. Support Files: Step 1 Let’s start creating a new 1200×1700 pixels document in Photoshop Step 2 Grab the gradient tool (G) and add a radial gradient going from a light brown (#ddc083) to a darker one (#927538). Step 3 Download a texture from our “old dirty paper set”. Step 4 Now that we have created a nice grunge background, we can add natural elements to the composition. Step 5 Paste in the image of the tree.