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Fresh daily compilation of drawing, sketching, design and photoshop resources and references for designers and picture artists.
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Making a Portfolio for your Art

Making a Portfolio for your Art | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
A hard-sided portfolio is indispensable for protecting your drawing paper and completed drawings from becoming wrinkled, damaged, or destroyed. You can buy many types of wonderful portfolios in art supply stores. However, most tend to be very expensive, especially those made of leather.
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This unique tutorial shows you how you can make your very own portfolio using a few household materials. You can use the tips in the tutorial to build a new portfolio as your drawing collection grows, and the best part is that you can customize it by adding your creative designs to the portfolio.

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Symmetry Secret

Symmetry Secret | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Many popular still life subjects are symmetrical. Knowing how to employ a short cut for rendering symmetry, not only saves time, but can also make your drawing subjects look more accurate.
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This useful guide explains how to add symmetry to still life images using a few tips. The guide contains tons of useful information for anyone who wants to find out how to improve the overall accuracy of their drawings.

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Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction

Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This is a great resource for any artist looking for a comprehensive guide about constructing human poses using figure drawings. The guide explains how to draw different poses, convey body language, balance, and motion in your drawings.

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Origins of Common UI Symbols | Visual.ly

Origins of Common UI Symbols | Visual.ly | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"They are road signs for your daily rituals—the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day."

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Ever wondered how some symbols were created? From the play button symbol to the usb symbol -- there was a unique story behind these designs. This infographic gives you an insight about the origins of common ui symbols.

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How to Draw

How to Draw | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"I've had quite a few people ask me how I draw the way I do.  I figure if the handful of people who ask me want to know, there are probably more who haven't written but wouldn't mind knowing, so here's basically my drawing manual (formatted to be kind to printers), which really isn't that much different from many others."

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A useful resource for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills and learn how to draw different parts of the anatomy. You can use these tips in any of your drawing projects.

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Anatomy and drawing tips

Anatomy and drawing tips | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide to explore the different ways of drawing the human eyes for both realistic and cartoon drawings. The eyes in this guide vary in shape, size, and color. This is a useful resource for any art student or professional artist.

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Negative Space and Silhouette Study

Negative Space and Silhouette Study | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Paying attention to the negative space of an object is just as important as paying attention the positive space. Both spaces can have an effect on the proportions and composition of your drawings and can enhance or mute certain details. This tutorial covers a few techniques you can use to visualize the negative space of any human pose or object.

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Freelance to Freedom Flowchart

Freelance to Freedom Flowchart | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Thinking of starting your own freelance graphic design business? This flowchart will put things into perspective.

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20 Powerful Infographic Design Kits

20 Powerful Infographic Design Kits | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
The huge availability of amazing infographics makes it critical to stand out and have a unique and clever design. This is not easy at all but trust me … some cool infographic design elements can be real life savers! They can be used as inspiration for how to model certain type of data and of course to save tons of valuable time required for drawing up the detailed vector graphics from scratch.
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An awesome collection of infographic templates you can use to create your next infographic. After downloading these templates, you'll be able to customize them and use them for your online marketing campaign.

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Stars Portraits - 3 Dimensional Drawing tutorial

Stars Portraits - 3 Dimensional Drawing tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"One of the things that spoil most people's drawings is the appearance of flatness, or two- dimensionality. Height and width are very important, but depth is the mark of the master artist.


The question is: "how do we make it look like the real thing and not some flat one dimensional graphic on the page?"   How do we make the viewer feel that he or she could reach out and touch it? In short, how do we give it the proper form?"

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3 Dimensional drawing is considered the epitome art composition. To be able to add depth and dimension to a drawn image takes a lot of skill and an eye for detail. This tutorial will give you a few tips about how to add that extra dimension to your drawings.

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