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  • Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

    It has been a while since we compiled a mixed bag of art inspiration for our readers, that spans multiple areas and explores numerous themes. So we thought it was about time to re-deliver on that plan and set all of our readers up for the weekend ahead. Which brings us to the fantastic array of artistic pieces that we have assembled for you below.



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  • Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

    Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It seems that almost every year or even every six months, there are new trends springing up across the web. For many the route now is go big or go home.



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  • Incredibly Photorealistic 3D Characters

    Making a realistic and lifelike human character is one of the hardest tasks in 3D graphics. For a long time it was known as the “Holy Grail” among 3D artists in the community. The reason why this skill is so desired, is the possibilities it gives you in the movie or advertising industries. Imagine you could create fully artificial digital actors and make the audience believe they are real. So real that there would be no questioning it…



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  • Following the Masters: Showcase of Design-related Pinterest Boards to Follow

    Of late, Pinterest has taken the social networking world by a storm. Pinterest makes it extremely easy to find and share content of your liking and interest. Whether you prefer typography, or are into photography and interior décor, you are sure to find many like-minded individuals on Pinterest who are sharing content related to your topics of interest. Further more, if you like design inspiration and infographics, you should really be on Pinterest.



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  • When Less Means More: Spotlighting Minimalist Photomanipulations

    Photomanipulations are a breathtaking artform that usually become quite involved and heavily loaded with all of the various images being brought together and molded into one. However, when you scale that back and use the most minimal amount of manipulation to combine two, maybe three, images, it can become increasingly difficult to seamlessly blend them together. The images have to be chosen with even more care.



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  • Showcase of Unique Steampunk Web Design & Resources

    Steampunk is a genre which surfaced during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as an amalgam of various science-fiction and fantasy elements resembling the British Victorian era or the U.S. “Wild-West” era, in which steam power was widely used. One of its main characteristics is anachronism – designating an object, person, event or custom which is inconsistent with its current time period…



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  • Creativity With Skill: Showcase of Hand-Drawn Elements in Web Design

    With the advent of technology, more traditional hand-drawn art has taken something of a back seat. Of course, you do find masterpieces, both classic and modern, in art galleries. But in general, many of the hobbyist artists among us have given up pencil and brush in favor of Photoshop and, at times, cameras.



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  • World of Imagination: Gallery of Fantasy Digital Drawings

    Art is a powerful tool that can instantly transport you into another world. A world born of imagination and pure creativity. So many digital artists today specialize in bringing these worlds of fantasy into our world. Making them tangible and accessible, if only through the art they produce. It is these types of fantasy digital drawings that we are focusing our inspirational spotlight on today.



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  • Runny Paints: Modern Watercolor Portraits

    Watercolor is one of the oldest and arguably greatest techniques of painting. A style that is becoming more and more popular. The upsurge in popularity is most assuredly owed, in no small part, to its versatility and simplicity, which give one an opportunity to experiment with the medium. Not only with materials on which the paint is applied, but also with different styles and themes.



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  • The Evolution Of Mario

    There aren’t many video game characters that are in the consciousness of the general public, however Mario certainly has made great strides in this area. It’s rare to meet someone who has not heard of the Italian plumber named Mario, but those who don’t play video games often may be unaware of his humble beginnings.



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