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Ten Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be - Design - GOOD

Ten Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be - Design - GOOD

How to Draw Ears | Stan Prokopenkos Blog - StumbleUpon For a video version of this tutorial visit In this tutorial I will go over the parts of the ear and suggest an easy way to remember all these complex shapes. At the end, I will show a step by step of an ear drawing. Basic Forms The simplified volume of the ear is very much like a megaphone. This is easier to see from the back, where the concha is like the tubular part and the helix is the lip part of the megaphone. Just Remember “why?” At first glance the shapes in the ear seem random and confusing. Placement of the Ears The ears lie in the middle third of the face. In Perspective During an up-tilt or down-tilt the placement of the ears is very important since doing it incorrectly can break the illusion of a tilt. Anatomical Information Shading the Complex Forms of the Ear Concha The concha is the bowl-shaped part that attaches the back of the ear to the head. Helix The Helix is a semi-cylindrical form and should be shaded as such. Antihelix

25 Best Business Books Ever What makes a business book the “best”? Best-selling? Most influential? Business Pundit sifted through numerous categories and resources to come up with this list of the 25 Best Business Books Ever. We think that really smart, successful businesspeople know that their education is lifelong and diverse. Also check out: The 50 Best Business Books (2012 Edition) 25. First published in 1776, this broad-ranging exploration of commercial and economic first principles laid the philosophical foundations for modern capitalism and the free-market economy. Click here for more information on The Wealth of Nations 24. This collection of Barnard’s lectures on management, though dated in its language, remains relevant, notably in his promotion of clear, short communication channels and managerial morality. Click here for more information on The Functions of the Executive 23. Click here for more information on The Principles of Scientific Management 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9.

100 Free Fonts You Should Have in Your Library | Cruzine - StumbleUpon Fonts have already been among the essential materials used by designers. Whether it is a web design project or a logo design – font is the element, capable of attracting people’s attention, rendering the key idea, and communicating the necessary message. That is why, thousands of free fonts reside today in multiple online font repositories. Below we are introducing a collection of 100 free fonts, which represent vividly only some of the most significant trends in typography, however all of these fonts feature really unique and fresh designs. Clean fonts contain the samples of free fonts of the sans serif family with classic proportions, distinct lines, and clean backgrounds. Fancy fonts introduce multiple decorative elements, used in typography – from curly fonts to eroded and distorted ones. 1. Delicious-Roman DiavloBook-Regular HattoriHanzo-LightItalic LT Oksana Bold Champagne & Limousines Vegur-Regular Caviar Dreams Bold Ageone Aldo SemiBold Zrnic Zero Threes Yanone Kaffeesatz Regular Mabella 2.

Weber/Leifels | interactive images | photography and the world wide web Japanese Village Embarks on Ambitious Zero Waste Campaign A small Japanese village recycles everything under the kitchen sink to reach 2020 zero waste goals I recently came across an amazing article in the UK Guardian that discussed the very big environmental goals of a very tiny village in Japan. The village, known as Kamikatsu , has a population of a little over 2,000 residents, but all of them are involved in Japan’s latest mission to have a zero waste environment by the year 2020. In 2008, the Japanese government created “ Japan’s New Action Plan for Accelerating the Establishment of Sound Material-Cycle Societies Internationally through the 3Rs .” The first city to execute the plan would be Kamkatsu. Residents take their recyclables to a nearby waste station, which has a numbered sign and clearly states what type of waste is accepted at the station. Before taking the waste to a station, residents need to make sure that the waste is clean, dry and ready for recycling. There are recycling bins for lighters and cell phones. digg

66: Robo Doodles | Sketch-A-Day | Sketches by Spencer Nugent Home Contact Link Sketch Archive Sketch-A-Day on Sketch-A-Day on Flickr Videos Link RSS Link Randomize Link Sketch-A-Day 66: Robo Doodles | February 3, 2010 Prismacolor Pencil on Tracing Paper This work by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License . Honda Hurricane You’d be hard pressed to guess that this bike started life as a 1987 Honda Hurricane, known less evocatively as the CBR 1000F. This amazing machine took Ian McElroy two years to build, and if you spot a little of the KTM RC8 in there, you’re right—the Austrian superbike was one of the inspirations for McElroy’s stealth-fighter angles and curves. The fenders are hand-crafted from aluminum, and a new subframe reshaped the back end. The bodywork is formed from sheets of aluminum meticulously welded together, and the original gauges have been replaced by a Veypor setup that can also record G-force, 0-60, quarter mile time and lap time as well as speed and RPM. With 130 bhp on tap, the DOHC, 998cc, 16 valve four is not short of go—but K&N filters and a custom-made, less restrictive exhaust system have given the motor an extra kick. PS: Come and say hi on the Bike EXIF Facebook page.

23 amazing free modern clean sans serif fonts for designers on On 04.01.09, In Design, by Keranm 23 fonts that will set your design apart from all the rest Fonts have come a long way, today’s designers are looking more and more for fonts that are full of life, with subtleties of space and shape. This collection celebrates the clean modern fonts, that give a striking elegance to any page, with bold lines, white space and clean curves. Update: check out 32 free fun & funky fonts for your design project Walkway Comfortaa Tin Birdhouse Often TF Grutch Grotesk Tuffy Street Folks Alte Haas Grotesk Libel Suit Gauntlet Tondo Siple 2 Nelson ShoCard DNA 20th Century Sansumi Ambrosia Delicious Geo Sans Light Reding 1969 Duepuntozero Fertigo Pro Eurofurence That’s it for this collection – some wonderful free modern fonts in this collection. Keranm

Weapons of Mass Creation Justin Kamerer aka Angryblue re-released two of his great Weapons of Mass Creation prints with cooking and art themes and added a new one: Music. The three screenprints have editions of 150 and will sell out pretty quick so head over to his shop. (via omg posters)

Corporate Rebels United Miles Waterhouse - Fine Art style truck painting tutorial Website design and creation by Allan Macdonald. All rights reserved. Contact: Using tonal variations of the background a textured brush is used to form the rear of the truck cab. Since the light source has been decided some is cast onto the ground and onto the wheel detail. Having decided that this proposal needs even more attitude, some aggressive graphics are put in which will also contain the headlamps. Taking a flat, textured custom brush more definition is added. Some more volumes are added to the front and a colour overlay is added with pale yellow and blue. The idea for the main volume is quickly applied onto a gradient background. MILES WATERHOUSE FINE ART TRUCK PAINTING Creating the feeling of emotion and movement in your work is a key element to getting your designs chosen. page last updated; 2011-11-22 Like our site? Website optimised for use with

Lotus Exige Matte Black Final Edition makes stealthy debut - StumbleUpon Another day in Monterey, another debut from Lotus. Yesterday evening, the British sports car maker unveiled the stunning Evora GTE Road Car Concept, and earlier today pulled the wraps off the Exige Matte Black Final Edition, a special model reserved exclusively for the North American market. This isn't the first time that Lotus has introduced a market-specific Exige with a sinister paint scheme. Back in 2009, the company released the Exige Stealth for Japanese buyers and Exige Scura for European customers. While those cars had track-ready features like launch control and variable-slip traction control, the U.S. version is mostly an appearance package with the addition of black Alcantara seats and a slightly upgraded motor on top of the matte finish. You can view our live photos of the Lotus Exige Matte Black Final Edition in the high-res gallery above.

Create Vintage and Grungy Digital Art Work in Photoshop Follow this step by step design process for my recent digital art work, High Voltage. The design process involves photo manipulation, creating patterns, mixing images, textures and blend modes to to create a vintage and grunge theme. Learn how a range of Photoshop techniques pull together the various elements to create the final design. Open up your chosen image in Photoshop. Make small Levels adjustments to increase the contrast slightly. If you are planning to use your work for poster printing, use a high DPI (between 150-300dpi) and CMYK Color Mode. Add Curves Adjustment Layer (go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves) and change the drop down menu to select the Red channel and make adjustments. Change the drop down to the Green channel and make adjustments to the tones controlled by this channel, and finally adjust the Blue channel. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map to add an adjustment layer above all the other layers. In this step we are going to add vignette.

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs For his Brecce collection, Italian designer Marco Stefanelli devised an ingenious way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments, and replacing them with perfectly sculpted resin embedded with LEDs. The resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light. You can see much more on Stefanelli’s blog. (via the awesomer)