2015

Useful Pinterest advice for designers and illustrators

Ohn Mar Win

A few days ago I made a short video on Periscope about Pinterest, tall pins and foodie illustrations. As these videos are only around for 24 hours I've decided to blog about the main points I mentioned, as many folks found it very useful.

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Stewart Scott-Curran Explains How Sprite Markets To Very Different Demographics

Creative Live

Stewart Scott-Curran wears more than one hat—he’s an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator.

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Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes" Final Instalment

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For my previous posts click here, Part 1 and Part 2 Below are a series of progress photographs taken as I worked my way through the painting. Moving on from basic blocking in of colour. You can see here I am starting to get past the local colour stage and really moving into finding form using colour.

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Illustrating Autumn Faries with The Big Draw & The RSC

Emmeline Illustration

Every so often, I'll stop for a second and be hit with the realisation that I haven't drawn anything in ages. It can be surprising how little physical drawing time can go in to running an illustration business sometimes!

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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

MORT DRUCKER'S BEAUTIFUL WOMEN

Illustration Art

The great Mort Drucker is famous for drawing funny, not sexy.

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Black Bear Recognizes 10 New Trends in 2015 Logo Design

Black Bear Design

Black Bear Design - Atlanta Web Design, Web Development, SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Social media. From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted.

2015 52

Instant Gratification

Fifi Lapin

I have always been a fan of old school photography. You know the sort; the one that involves taking a leap and committing to pressing the shutter button and seeing what fate has dealt you instead of composing 100 shots on your phone and picking the best.

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Stop doing s**t you don’t like

Paul Jarvis

Many emails I receive start with, “I hate doing X, but…” and go on to explain that the sender wants to figure out how to force themselves to do something they don’t like in order to achieve something

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Destruction in Montania

Afikur Design

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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Making it to 30 ILLUSTRATED RECIPES and WHY do I draw so much food?

Ohn Mar Win

I've just submitted my 30th illustrated recipe for They Draw and Cook, so they can consider publishing them in a book. It's been a true labour of love and far trickier than I anticipated.

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Playing with 'Creative Playgrounds'

Ohn Mar Win

Some of you know I take part in daily arty challenges. Last August it started with month of hand lettering daily, then a month of food, then desserts and biscuits.

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'FEAST' - They Draw and Cook's NEW feature

Ohn Mar Win

It was with great delight I welcomed the news that They Draw and Cook were now accepting ANY foodie related images to their site. Yes for 'Feast' images can be submitted without a recipe!! Some of you may have seen snippets on IG of my work in progress based on food over the last year.

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Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes" Continued

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

See my previous post here. My drawing was approved so it was time to start work on the painting. The process to get the finished drawing on to stretched watercolour paper can be a bit tedious but it has to be done.

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Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Creating Monsters with Sam Boucher

Creative Live

After seeing these screenshots from his upcoming game, we had a few questions for Sam Boucher. He’s the creator and designer of GNOG : a wondrous journey through a universe of playfully interactive monster heads. Tell us a little bit about yourself. When and how did you become a designer?

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School Playground

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

School Playground' Watercolour & Gouache 66 x 50cm After working on other jobs and taking a week off to teach a summer school course, I have finally finished 'School Playground'.

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'Investing In Stockport' Animation Design

Emmeline Illustration

Towards the end of last year I was asked to work on my very first animation for a client! Chog Zoo Animation wanted me on board for a commission to work on an animation for Stockport Council - and I jumped at the chance to work as part of a team, and see my characters in motion!

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Christmas Lists & Childhood Inspiration

Emmeline Illustration

Christmas is juuuust around the corner now, and so you may have seen my Christmas gift guide pop up on my blog earlier this week.

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Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Artist Appreciation Month

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

August Is Artist Appreciation Month Recently, I was informed by the folks at Patience Brewster about a project called 'Artist Appreciation Month,' in which artists are invited to talk about an artist(s) who has inspired them to create.

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Branding a Bakery: A Logo Case Study

Creative Live

Entrepreneur and baker du jour Jason Sigala wanted to open his own bakery in Southern California, offering quality, old-fashioned American desserts made from scratch. He wanted his shop’s branding to have a decidedly mid-century East Coast look and feel.

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Woodland Party "Behind The Scenes"

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

I have recently completed a very complicated watercolour painting featuring a multitude of British wild animals having a good old 'knees up'! I thought I would show you the various stages I went through in creating the scene. To begin with the sketching stage.

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Keeping It Vintage With Shawn Khemsurov, Design Director Of Homage

Creative Live

The one thing all successful apparel brands have in common is a strong point of view, a unique perspective that informs every one of the many details that go into creating a garment: concept, silhouette, materials, graphics, presentation, and so forth.

2015 52

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Draw North West Poster Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

As a great little warm up project for the start of 2015, I was asked to illustrate this month's Draw North West poster.

2015 52

The Museum Of Wigan Life: Kids' Art Trail Illustrations

Emmeline Illustration

Last week I received copies of this arts trail booklet I've been working on with The Museum Of Wigan Life. It's been one of those smooth little projects that flows nicely from sketch to final, and it's been a pleasure to work on. I absolutely love museums (learning's cool!).

2015 52

Porter McKnight of Atreyu on design, photography, and directing his first music video

Creative Live

Art and music have always gone hand in hand, and some of my favorite memories are listening to a new album while poring over the artwork at the same time.

2015 52

Considerations for Tall Pins and (one) Easy Way to create them

Ohn Mar Win

Since folks found the last post about tall pins useful I've added a few more details you may want to be mindful of. 1 - Try to keep the essence of the original illustration/ pattern.

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New Card Range For Ohh Deer

Emmeline Illustration

I've been with Ohh Deer since their launch in 2011, but over the last few months I've been working hard with them to put out a brand new range of products ! These two are the first of a big batch that should be trickling out over the next year.

2015 52

Kissing

Emmeline Illustration

Happy National Kissing Day, lovebirds. This was just a quick ink sketch inspired by the theme, with a dash of digital colouring. I really love drawing coiffured, tattooed, leather-jacket-donning biker-rockers, so I had a lot of fun with this!

2015 52

Tank Instructor 1984

Emmeline Illustration

I often float around on Reddit, and once in a while a post will pop up and spark a hit of inspiration. That's exactly what happened with this photo posted by u/danabre in Old School Cool. The photo shows his mother working as a tank instructor in 1984, and it's pretty awesome.

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Illustrated Life Launches Today!

Emmeline Illustration

Today's the day! Illustrated Life has officially launched! Keep up to date with all the very loveliest illustrated prints, homeware, fashion, books, games - all of it! right here. Now, I told you I'd be giving away some amazing prizes to celebrate, and the first is go today!

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