Month: May 2021


The End of Summer Stereotypes: Conveying Summer Themes in 2021

Bored of sunset backgrounds and palm tree overlays? There are plenty of ways to convey summer without resorting to overused stereotypes. For photographers, illustrators, designers, and marketers, creating summer-themed imagery doesn’t need to be limited to exotic holidays and brightly-hued cocktails. This year, make your designs relevant and unique with imagery themed on backyard vacations, […]


The photographer’s guide to branding

Richard Avedon was known for his portraits with plain white backgrounds. Fred Herzog was famous for shooting Kodachrome film at a time when few photographers were working in color. Ren Hang gained recognition for his bold use of direct flash. For these legendary artists, having a recognizable aesthetic and distinctive point of view meant standing […]


Download this FREE Muted Organic Rainbows Clip Art Bundle

Rainbows and squiggles and dots, oh my! Download this FREE rainbow clip art bundle today, plus pick up a few tricks for designing with them. Springtime means April showers, May flowers, and (of course) rainbows. We’re giving away a freebie that’s positively packed with hand-drawn rainbow shapes, playful flourishes, and a variety of abstract organic […]

Arts Videos

iPad Pro 2021 Artist Review

iPad Pro 2021 an Artist Review. Here I test the new iPad Pro 12.9 and compare it to the older model. The liquid retina XDR is the main focus to see how the mini LED screen stands up with concerns about light blooming etc. I bring you this free trial at Brush Galaxy : […]


Our eight tips for Licensing success

Perhaps more than ever, today’s brands understand the value of using high-quality commercial photography in their marketing materials, whether they’re posting on Instagram Stories or publishing a magazine spread. In fact, according to research from HubSpot, marketers find photo and image posts to be the most successful at engaging their audiences on social media, beating […]

Design Videos

How to Learn MORE Digital Painting (Intermediate)

The intermediate guide to learning digital painting. Picks up where the beginner video leaves off. Slightly more advanced tips and tricks, but it shouldn’t feel too far from the first one. Beginner: Reference photo from 流弋__ : !! the usual links !! Now streaming regularly on twitch: Instagram is @sinixdesign Twitter: […]