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28 YouTube Videos for Learning Digital Art & Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on April 28, 2014

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to design in Photoshop or Illustrator? It can be tough picking up a book or reading through online tutorials. And getting into a class isn’t always possible, either. But there are thousands of free video lessons on YouTube with many more uploaded each week.

Topics can range from icon design, vector graphics, digital painting or even character illustration. This gallery is focused on beginner-level videos to help newcomers understand the basics of digital artwork. Granted you cannot expect to master these skills over a week or even a month. But if you never stop practicing I guarantee you will absorb the skills with time and patience.

The Basic Elements

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22 Books for Teaching Yourself how to Draw and Illustrate

by Jake Rocheleau
on March 25, 2014

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Designers have a lot to juggle when it comes to new projects. Working as a designer can be tough but rewarding. Building the proper skills to complete any task will make your workload a lot easier. Understanding how to draw can extend into practically any field of design.

This gallery includes 22 amazing books you can purchase to learn about drawing. This is a powerful skill to help with most of the planning stage. Some people wish to learn drawing from life, while others may wish to draw ideas from imagination. Either way these books provide an excellent starting point for those curious to learn illustration.

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