By Kristin Ellison | Saturday, August 30, 2014
Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.
Today Von challenged us to go out into the world and draw what we saw for two hours.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014
This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.
First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.
Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.
By David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014
InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.
By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 28, 2014
So, you know the cardboard backing on notepads? Today Von challenged us to create what he calls a cardboard doodle.
By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today Von challenged us to drawn an eye as realistically as possible—and then to draw one as graphically as possible.
By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today Von challenged us to use the reference images of an owl and redraw it in an iconic style by reducing its form to simple flat shapes.
By Terry Lee Stone | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
After years of working as an employee for several design firms, I came to freelancing later in my career—and found that I needed to acquire a few new skills.
Here are some things I’ve learned as a freelancer:
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