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How to Draw a Skull [Anatomy Basics]

Why would I draw a skull? you might be asking yourself. I want to draw people, not biker tattoos.
True, but drawing the human face is complicated enough, still considered to be one of the most challenging aspects in visual arts. Learning the underlying structure, the skull, is one of the first steps towards mastering the anatomy of the face, while also offering quick guides for realistic proportions.

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How to Improve Your Digital Line Work

Ever since I started using a tablet, I noticed my line work becoming more and more… wonky. From what I read about it, it seems to be a common problem, that’s why most artists still prefer to first sketch their drawings on paper. Still, I kept searching the internet for something that could be done to improve the quality of my lines/ellipses, etc.

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Spinning the Color Wheel - mixing colors

Spinning the Color Wheel – Mixing Colors (part 2)

Colors are always relative to their environment – the very same hue can appear both dull or brilliant, depending on the surrounding colors. In the first part of the tutorial Spinning the Color Wheel – Basic Color Theory I showed you how to construct the basic color wheel (go and check it out if you missed it). In this part, we will take a look at the most common color combinations, so you have a starting point in building your palettes.

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Bye Bye Advertising

Bye-Bye Advertising

Last week I quit my advertising job. 5 years of agency life as a digital art director and, all of a sudden, advertising stopped being fun. Office mornings drenched in coffee and endless FWA surfing, 3 px corner radius on buttons and browsing web fonts – it all felt a bit trite.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love the web. I still enjoy long brainstorming sessions and deadline-induced, caffeine-fueled guerrilla problem solving showdowns. I still love my quirky, pun-obsessed, male-purse wearing co-workers. What I stopped loving is advertising. And I figured this out just like that, on a Wednesday morning.

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