The Drawing Advice That Changed My Life

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Creative Based Cloud Computing – Equipping Artists to Work Remotely

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Recreating Art School (part one)

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Change the Culture, Change the World

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80 Resources for Black Digital Artists

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“Animation Stuff”: A basic primer to help you get started creating your own animations

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Coloring Characters the Industry Way

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Clean Line Art ! Digital Inking Tips from BaM Animation

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Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

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EMR Stylus (Electro-magnetic Resonance): How Wacom Pens work

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Designing Chicory’s Creatures with Alexis Dean-Jones

  A mysterious phenomenon’s drained all the color from the world, and only Pizza, a dog with a (borrowed) magic paintbrush can restore it. In the game’s one simple but wildly versatile mechanic, you use your cursor to splash hues across his world, causing different magical effects. In other words, yes, it’s literally a game […]

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Raahat Kaduji’s Wacom One Illustration Process

“I spent much of my childhood amongst trees, pencils and paper,” says British-Indian illustrator, animal rights activist, and self-described “woodland walker” Raahat Kaduji. “I’ve always had an affinity with nature, but if I wasn’t outside in the woods with friends, building dens and climbing trees, I was inside turning my daydreams into collages and penciled […]

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The World of Gabby Zapata: Colorful, bright, and fun.

Color can cure sadness, and we all need a little more color these days. This is why we want to introduce you to one of the most vibrant artists we know, the beautiful and talented Gabby Zapata from Los Angeles, California. Gabby is a senior visual development artist for Disney Digital Network and often exhibits […]

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El Mundo de Gabby Zapata: Colorido, alegre y divertido.

Dicen que el color puede curar la tristeza, y todos necesitamos un poco más de color últimamente. Es por eso que queremos presentarte a una de las artistas más simpáticas que conocemos, la bella y talentosa Gabby Zapata de Los Ángeles, California. Gabby es una artista de desarrollo visual para Disney Digital Network y a […]

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Good vs Bad Character Design: Tips and Tricks

Professional industry artists, Brent Noll and Maximus Pauson, of the popular YouTube channel BaM Animation break down good and bad character designs using the three fundamentals of clarity: silhouette, palette, and exaggeration.

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Tom Bancroft: Father of MerMay

Header image from Lipscomb University Tom Bancroft is the creator of MerMay and the head judge of our end-of-the-month contest.  Many of our contributors this year have worked for Disney, but he’s the one who’s done it most extensively, working in some capacity on most of their movies of the ‘90s.  Notable accomplishments include designing […]

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MerMay Profile: Pernille Ørum

Header from Twitter: Credit to Pernille, Sebastian Spasic, and Adobe Pernille Ørum is one of those artists whose very resume blows you away:  She practically hit the ground running as a world-class character designer out of college, working for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks; went on to concept for movies and TV; and drew a […]

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Gesture drawing for performance

Professional storyboard artist, Mike Morris, gives insights about the practice and underlying philosophy of acting and performance for gesture drawing.

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Post-MerMay Profile: Whitney Pollett

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each other to create the image below.   (Some of them are taking longer than I expected to facilitate.  Can MerJune be a thing?)  Previous ones:  Tom […]

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Post-MerMay Profile: Neysa Bové

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each other to create the image below.   (Some of them are taking longer than I expected to facilitate.  At this rate, we might get into MerJuly.) […]

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Post MerMay Profile: Genevieve Tsai

Header from Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist This is the fifth in a series of interviews with hopefully, all eight artists who participated in the show we co-organized with Los Angeles’s Gallery Nucleus, then collaborated with each other to create the image below.   I know it’s been… a while since the end […]

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