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What You’ll Be Creating Eagles are some of the most imposing and graceful birds in the skies today, and I always marvel at their dominating presence and serious expressions. For Americans they are held very dear indeed, taking pride as the country’s national bird.
The whole team here at Tuts+ is excited to announce that we’ve just published our 20,000th free tutorial. Since launching in 2007, Tuts+ has helped more than a quarter of a billion people learn new skills and improve their lives. We’re very proud to have helped so many people from all over the world expand their knowledge across a huge range of topics—all for free! To celebrate the occasion, we asked our editorial team to share with you some of their favorite tutorials from the last few years, so make sure to check them out. And as a small thanks to our community of readers for helping us get here, we’ve teamed up with some of the great authors on…
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Tuts+ Celebrates 20,000 Free Tutorials!
What You’ll Be Creating It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t have an affection for an animal of one type or another, but more often than not people will fall for the cutest, most furriest animals there are in the natural world. It is a great challenge for any artist to try and replicate this on paper. Come with me as we explore the methods you can use to draw and render a cute, furry terrier puppy. What You Will Need Drawing paper or newsprint Drawing board (optional) Masking tape Pencils (Types, 7B to 2H) Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H) Pencil sharpener Steel ruler T-ruler Black coloured pencil Compressed charcoal sticks (Extra soft) Charcoal pencil Tissue/toilet paper Cotton buds Kneaded eraser Gum eraser Tombow Square and Circular detailed erasers Varied size blending nubs Tub of graphite powder Soft paint brush Artists fixative 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Cars can be a form of art in themselves, and many artists have created beautiful drawings of them over the years, yet chrome and metal can be difficult to draw and render with just pencils. In this tutorial I will be taking you through my process of creating a fully rendered drawing of a section of a car, from blank paper to the final image. What You Will Need Drawing paper or newsprint Drawing board (optional) Masking tape Pencils (Types 7B to 3H) Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H) Pencil sharpener Steel ruler Black coloured pencil Tissue paper Cotton buds Kneaded eraser Gum eraser Tombow…
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How to Draw Realistic Metallic Effects With Pencil
I almost forgot all about my annual tradition to write a birthday/anniversary post every April when my little blog gets another year older. 2015 marks 8 years of Spoon Graphics, so let’s take a look at how things have changed over the past 12 months. Last year I talked about the tweaks I’d made to my site to survive the apocalypse . I’m happy to report that those changes have made great improvements to my site’s growth, and things seem to be looking good for the future. I always start these anniversary posts with links to my previous yearly celebrations. It’s always interesting to go back and see how my blog has progressed and how I described my experiences: Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 6 Years Old – Staying Fresh Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 5 Years Old – Thank You! Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 4 …
Here’s the harsh reality: the job market is competitive. For any enticing position you apply for, you’ll be up against dozens of other highly qualified candidates. What makes it worse is that even if you’ve got the most talent, you still might not get the job. Research shows that half of all interviewers make their minds up about a candidate in the first five minutes. The decision is based on lots of factors, from how you shake hands to how you present your portfolio. So in this tutorial, you’ll hear what creative directors and recruiters are looking for when they step into the interview room and sit down opposite you. You’ll find out how you can best prepare, what you should do, and what key mistakes you should avoid. You’ve got the skills, after all. You’ve worked hard, and you know you could do a good job if given the opportunity. So maximize your chances of negotiating that final, awkward hurdle of the job interview by following these strategies. 1. Have an Opinion As a Senior Creative Director at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stephen Gates has interviewed hundreds of candidates, and one thing he expects is for them to “show up with something to say, some insights you want to share and some ideas of how you are going to make our work better.” Having an opinion shows that you’ve really done your research and know the company and its work, he wrote on his website . It also helps him see how you think about design and branding, and how you communicate your ideas. So the first step is to immerse yourself in the work of the firm you’re interviewing with. Don’t just browse the website, but really dig deep to look at as many of their projects as…
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How to Get Hired: Advice From Creative Directors
What You’ll Be Creating Sketching with charcoal is a lot of fun because it’s so freeing to make big, sweeping movements across your paper whilst getting messy. In this tutorial I’ll discuss the basics of sketching with charcoal, from choosing which type to use to showing you how to tone your paper. We’ll cover the tricks of making your subject pop off the page and getting a nice range of value in your sketch. What You’ll Need Drawing paper or newsprint Charcoal pencil Vine charcoal Charcoal stick Chamois Kneaded eraser 1.