Creative

  • Foreshortening in art: essential advice

    Foreshortening in art is a very difficult technique to master. In this article, we're going to walk you through exactly what foreshortening is, and show you how to create believably foreshortened images. It's a technique that every artist has struggled with since its first reported use by Florentine artist Fillipo Brunelleshi, back in 1415, so if you're having trouble with foreshortening then you’re in good company. Luckily, there are a few easy steps to follow that will help you get to grips with the basic principals of foreshortening. We'll go through these in this article. We'll also show you a few drawing techniques that will help you ‘sculpt&#...

  • Has Paramount got it right with this redesigned Sonic?

    The whole weird Sonic the Hedgehog movie thing looks like it's finally heading for a happy ending. You may recall that Paramount released a trailer for it about six months ago and people got really, really cross about it, thanks to a slightly-too-realistic blue hedgehog with worryingly human teeth that looked like the result of either an illegal genetic experiment or a tragic teleportation accident. We've seen better free 3D models.Naturally the internet was absolutely livid, prompting an embarrassingly quick about-face from the director, Jeff Fowler, who promised to go back to the drawing board. And now, six months later, we can see the results in this new trailer. 8 appalling CGI...

  • Wacom Black Friday 2019: what to expect this year

    If you've been on the hunt for a bargain Wacom product then you'll know that it's not always easy to find a decent discount. But that's not to say there aren't great deals to be had, you just need to know where and when to look. The good news is that the bargains are soon to be upon us, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are fast approaching. This time of year offers up probably one of the best chances you'll get at making a worthy saving on one of Wacom's popular products.  Here we're going to take a look at what Wacom Black Friday looked like last year, plus what we expect to see in 2019. Considering these deals don't come along often, ...

  • The best power bank in 2019: top portable chargers to power your devices

    Welcome to our pick of the best power banks in 2019. In this guide, we'll show you the best power banks which can keep your mobile devices topped up with battery while you're out and about.That means the best power banks are ideal devices for anyone who travels a lot, as it means you can keep your devices charged without having to keep an eye out for nearby plug sockets.So, when putting together this list of the best power banks, we've kept an eye out for power banks that fit certain criteria. So, every device in this best power banks list are small and compact, so you can carry them around with you, while also being able to hold enough juice to charge up several of your devic...

  • Lightning sale! 50% off Faber-Castell pencils

    You don't have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get your hands on some great deals. Amazon's Hidden Gems Sale deals store is open now until 23:59 tonight (Tuesday 12 November), and it's serving up some awesome bargains. This set of Faber-Castell Artist Colour Pencils must be up there with some of the best Black Friday deals for artists and creatives. With a hefty 50% off, the pencil set is down from £370 to £185.60! It went live this afternoon at 13:40 but blink and you'll miss it, it's only live until 19:40. Don't miss out!If you are hankering after a more high-tech pencil, check out our handy guide to finding the best Black Friday A...