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36 Beautiful Rounded Icons – Meet The Ballicons 2 [Freebie]

The value of icons lies in their ability to support content in web design and communicate with users in more intuitive and effective ways. Most users are known to first scan a page for visually interesting content, and only after something grabs their attention will they actually begin reading. In short, icons are a simple, effective way to draw users into the content of your website.
Today’s icon set consists of a passionate set of icons in two styles (flat and light gradient).

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36 Beautiful Rounded Icons – Meet The Ballicons 2 [Freebie]

How I Mixed Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques

In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! Your hands are the original digital devices — Lynda Barry People often ask how I arrived at a finished illustration. Honestly, it’s different every time, but it always starts with a hand-drawn sketch. Sometimes, I paint it completely by hand; sometimes I’ll scan in a pencil drawing. Many of my pieces are 100% analog that I’ll show only at shops or galleries.

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How I Mixed Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques

The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 1)

“Art” is something philosophers have spent centuries trying to define, sadly with no satisfactory result (a debate that is far beyond the scope of this article). But illustration, while it covers a broad range of image-making, does have very distinct meanings, and it is very different from just artwork. [Links checked March/10/2017] Illustration is not the same thing as art.
This is not a tutorial. It’s not about how to make a glossy Twitter icon, how to replicate that anime pic step by step, or how to make 30 awesome heavy-metal texture effects in Photoshop (linked is an article that inspired me very much).

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The Process Behind Good Illustration (Part 1)

The Beauty Of Watercolor Painting In 43 Examples

We have showcased different media of art and the different routes that you can take to express your creativity. We covered vexel artworks, graffiti, light paintings, handcraft, Moleskine art and many more. Now, to provide you with some fresh perspective, we decided to showcase a list of some inspiring watercolor painting. We believe that watercolor art is a very powerful way to express your feelings — in particular, watercolor can be effectively used to represent the artistic vision on a piece of paper.

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The Beauty Of Watercolor Painting In 43 Examples

Brushing Up On The Photoshop Brush Tool

When laid by a learned hand, brush strokes can convey a sense of energy, tactility and humanness. These qualities speak to your audience’s subconscious, whispering ideas that words alone can’t convey. In the digital realm, a website with beautiful brushwork is a welcome break from the stark precision of most corporate websites. Here is the Photoshop brush tool. [Updated February/28/2017]
Mastering the digital brush is by no means easy. It carries the same difficulties as the sable brush hidden at the bottom of your art bin.

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Brushing Up On The Photoshop Brush Tool

Smoke Images, Photography And Art

Photography is constantly reminding us how wondrous and beautiful the world we live in truly is. It often urges us to take another look at the ordinary things around us in a new light, revealing a quiet beauty in even the most mundane of objects. More specifically, smoke photography, with its alluring images of ghostly wisps of smoke, shows us that we don’t have to look very far to find this beauty.

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Smoke Images, Photography And Art

50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects

Humans have always had an infatuation with the air above us and the space around our planet. With Adobe Photoshop we can create new images or enhance existing photos to include the sky and space as a backdrop. There is virtually no limit to what can be done with some Photoshop skills and a bit of creativity.
As you will see from the tutorials featured here, some of the most entertaining and practical Photoshop creations and manipulations deal with the sky and space.

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50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects

Let There Be Light: Light Paintings and Sculptures

Although light is considered to be rather a practical than an artistic tool, it has some properties that designers can explore in their works. Indeed, light can also be seen as a medium for more powerful and more vivid artistic expression. In fact, many artists and crews make use of it creating quite impressive works of art.
In this episode of our Monday Inspiration series we present 50 beautiful examples of light art — paintings, sculptures, drawings and graffiti that were created using light.

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Let There Be Light: Light Paintings and Sculptures