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There is something about being artistic and evenly good at sketching on a blank piece of paper, that turns the mountains upside down. Well, figuratively that is. Here are some hand-drawn sketches that will make your creative juices flow. The artist Bastian Preussger approaches portraiture in a totally different way and uses his mind and…

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In photography today, texturing is beginning to develop into a well-used practice in photo processing. Looks can range from distressed paper to the addition of grains and even words. This can be achieved by overlaying the subject photo with a textured image. Contrast and blending is all up to the photographer or artist, and can…

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Any successful freelancer knows that the real bread-and-butter projects don’t just fall into your lap, not initially anyway. Once you’re established and have a great website, with an impressive portfolio and high Google rankings, clients will flock to you, but until then, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty doing…

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Due to the competitive nature of the automobile industry, car business owners like you — should come up with effective ways to market your products and services. One way is to hand out well-designed car brochures and catalogs to your prospective clients. You can do more than just supply people with information using your brochures…

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Vector images are an essential part of designs across all mediums, from web to mobile to print. We use apps like Adobe Illustrator to create everything from icons to illustrations. But one reputation the vector has a hard time shaking is that it’s impossible to create anything that’s not at least somewhat cartoony — at…

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Photography being an art or science has long been a debatable matter. Some say it’s an art because it’s a form of self expression. It gives the photographer a sense of freedom and it stirs aesthetic emotions. Others say it’s simply the mechanical process of reproducing an image captured through a radiation-sensitive medium. However, does…

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In the creative industry, there’s nothing worse than losing the drive to work on a project from lack of inspiration. It’s a sort of writers block that all creatives experience from time to time. You’re likely familiar with the feeling: up late staring at a blank screen, whether it’s on a word processor, InDesign or…

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In a world where technology has allowed us to work anywhere, why wouldn’t you want to go freelance? No boss breathing down your neck. Flexible working hours. Complete control over your rates. It’s not surprising that so many people are choosing freelancing as a career and lifestyle choice. Nevertheless, going freelance is still a relatively…

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You have been scouring the internet for hours looking for that one perfect photo that will catapult your latest creation into art history…However, the mere thought of paying hundreds of dollars for a package deal to obtain one image, haunts you. Why couldn’t there just be a site that gives you the option to purchase…

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It can be difficult, sometimes, to get the personality of the business across in a logo, but this is especially true of companies that have an interesting, fun & quirky atmosphere. One of the most effective ways of producing a logo that’s full of personality is to hand-draw it – whether it’s full of elegant…