Keep your hands in shape with this infographic

We’re all kind of aware that sitting hunched at a desk all day isn’t the healthiest way to live; bad posture can lead you to all manner of aches, pains and worse later in life. Doing some regular desk exercises can help combat the effects of a long day spent editing paths, and choosing the right desk or chair for your studio can make a difference too. If you’re spending your days drawing or sketching, though, you might need to go a little further to prevent your precious hands mutating…

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Illustrate your very own secret sidekick

Our day-to-day existence is often far less exciting than we wish it was: always the same old street corner, the lonely bus stop, or familiar patch of sky glimpsed through the bedroom window. Instead of zooming in on the smartphone screen, maybe we can improve the bigger picture, by adding the hidden friends, absent monsters, or secret figments of our imagination we wish were there?  Pictoplasma, the world’s leading festival of character design and art, has teamed up with Adobe Project 1324 to invite all global youth (aged 18-24) to…

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What to expect at The Next Web 2018

Photo: Dan Taylor The Next Web kicks off next week in Amsterdam (24-25 May), and this year’s event looks set to be bigger and better than any that have gone before. The core of the conference focuses on digital innovation, but this year organisers have scaled up in a big way: there are now a whopping 19 content tracks, covering everything from pure creativity to how to build for the future.  Creative Bloq will be at TNW, reporting on all the action as it unfolds – keep an eye on…

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Uncover invisible effects in the new issue of 3D World

This issue we take a look at not just some incredible projects (from Adam to Altered Carbon) but also an in-depth look at some of the tools used to create some of the environments used in them. We explore invisible visual effects to uncover some of the astounding work carried out that isn’t explosions, superheroes or aliens. We bring you some of the best training, to help you build your skill set to include the creation of jointed models in Zbrush, animatable vehicles using iClone, as well as our regular…

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Amazing art from Mental Health Awareness Week

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has run Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK with the aim of raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting the message of good mental health for all.  The creative industries have their fair share of mental health problems, and this year – as in many others – artists have taken to Twitter and Instagram to share artwork that captures their experiences of mental illness or acts as a support to others suffering. We spoke to five of the artists who have used…

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The best cheap Apple laptop deals of 2018: MacBook, Air and MacBook Pro deals

The best cheap Apple laptop deals of 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch BarMacBook Pro no Touch BarMacBook Pro (2015)MacBook (2017)MacBook (2016 and 2015)MacBook Air deals Cheap Apple laptops aren’t always easy to come by, but there are bargains to be had if you know where to look. We’ve searched high and low to find the very best cheap MacBook Pro deals, MacBook deals and MacBook Air deals – so if you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop then you’re in the right place. Our system checks the prices…

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Become a game developer with the Unity Bootcamp Bundle

Games are very much part of our daily routine now, whether you’re playing a game on your PC or tapping away on your phone. If you’ve ever thought of creating your own, now you can go from playing games to building them with the 30-Minute Unity Bootcamp Bundle, on sale for just $19.99 (approx. £15). The 30-Minute Unity Bootcamp Bundle is your chance to turn your game obsession into something more productive. All you need is half an hour a day to work through these crash course style lessons. This…

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How to design a handwriting font that isn’t boring

Ulrike Rausch is a type designer and letterer, and the founder of her own type foundry, LiebeFonts. Her studio is dedicated to crafting handwriting fonts with love, with the likes of KFC using her lettering to give its branding a personal touch. In her talk at TYPO Berlin 2018 (tune in to the livestream here), Rausch shattered some of the romantic illusions surrounding font design and pointed out that handwritten fonts can go from unique to boring very quickly if they’re used unimaginatively. So how do typographers keep their work…

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Take your digital art to new heights with ImagineFX

Professional artists share how 3D software can take your digital art to the next level in ImagineFX 162 – on sale now! Acting as a medium in itself or as a framework for other tools, 3D software have a range of creative possibilities. With concept and games artists possibly best suited to benefiting from 3D software, we talk to 5518 Studios to hear how they incorporated the tools into their workflow. Meanwhile in our in depth workshop we learn from Adam Dewhirst how to quickly work up a 3D concpet…

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The best cheap Wacom tablet deals for May 2018

Page 1 of 2: The best cheap Wacom tablet deals The best Wacom deals – Our pick: top US Wacom deals – Our pick: top UK Wacom deals – Wacom Cintiq deals – Wacom MobileStudio Pro – Wacom Intuos deals – Wacom Smartpad deals – Wacom Stylus deals If you’re looking for a cheap Wacom tablet, you’ve come to the right place. Wacom tablets are notoriously expensive – but there are bargains to be found. We’ve gathered all the best Wacom tablet deals, discounts and offers from the most reputable…

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