Are you a designer? – “Yes! I’m a designer”

Yes, I’m a Designer started as a blog in 2010 by Martin Perhiniak when he relocated to London, UK to work as a full-time Adobe instructor and graphic designer. He started sharing his experience online besides teaching in classrooms and working on graphic design, UX and illustration projects. From a humble beginning of a few loyal fans on his blog, he turned Yes I’m a Designer into a well-known and established brand ...

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Behind the scenes of Kitbull | Pixar short film hand-drawn with Wacom

Like many others, we fell in love with Pixar´s SparkShorts Kitbull. It is a wonderful story and you know it's great when you can get emotionally invested in under 10 minutes. It sure isn't Pixar unless you cry at the end! Pixar also released a nice behind-the-scenes showcasing the use of Wacom pen tablets and pen displays. Enjoy watching it or read about it below.  2D and hand-drawn "I have always loved the ...

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Let´s Talk Art | being an illustrator and running your own brand with Alejandro Giraldo

Welcome to another Let’s Talk Art interview, this time Jack Woodhams spoke with illustrator and creator Alejandro Giraldo. Alejandro is an illustrator living in Colombia and has created work for numerous clients across the years, including Caller Chocolate. In this interview, Alejandro talks about his specific style, how he set up his clothing brand Velmost and how he balances his time between his illustration jobs and running his own brand. So, Let’s ...

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Weird superpowers all artists (secretly) have

Haley Newsome, from the insanely popular YouTube channel, LavenderTowne, hilariously describes the strange superpowers that you develop after you become an artist (beyond the obvious super drawing power). Watch the video below and see how many of these superpowers you have!  Crabby Arm Syndrome Certain crabs have one claw that is vastly larger than the other, and while it doesn't often show itself in size, many artists notice that their drawing arm is ...

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Exclusive reveal and interview of HYBRID – a Dan Mumford and Luke Preece collaboration

My name is Jack Woodhams, the founder of Posterspy.com and I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Mumford and Luke Preece about their newest project Hybrid. A project that fuses together both of their art styles in one collaborative piece. The piece was shared via the cloud where Dan and Luke would download the PSD and work on their segments. Both Dan and Luke are primarily screen print artists, a technique ...

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Print It! Back to the real world

So you’ve conquered the artist’s block, found inspiration and finished an illustration for a client who wants to pay for your work? Congratulations! Cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae says there is a one even greater moment in an artist’s life: holding the actual printed work in your hands. Check out the last part of his online tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for ...

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Don’t polish a turd: how to grow a drawing for clients

If you want to produce awesome artwork, you need a great creative idea first. Or do you? In part two of the tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”, cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae reveals how to find the right artistic approach for the job at hand – even if you’re not inspired. Read part one about overcoming artist’s block. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for his work. You can read ...

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The blank page: 7 ways to overcome artist’s block

Looking for inspiration? So is Andrew Rae. The renowned illustrator and cartoonist worked for international clients such as NY Times and Google – yet, just like everyone else, Andrew knows the artist’s block and procrastination first-hand. But he has a few tips up his sleeve that he’s not too shy to share. Here’s part one of his tutorial series Luck of the Draw: The Blank Page. Documented in 7 tips. Andrew uses ...

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How to create a concept art landscape with painter essentials and Wacom Intuos

In this getting started with Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 6 video series, Davey Baker shows how to create a concept art landscape during four short videos using only four brushes. You start with a blank canvas and learn how to use Davey’s favorite brushes and tools for this particular workflow. For beginners and hobbyists, we offer Painter® Essentials™ 6 in a bundle with our new Wacom Intuos pen tablet. Available for you are ...

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