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Twitter has gone through a number of design and layout iterations, where perhaps Twitter background design options have suffered. Many people simply gave up, but with the right design skills it's possible to create a rich experience for your followers. Here is a collection of awesome Twitter backgrounds from the Twitterverse. Hope they inspire you to create your own amazing Twitter background! Remember to check out The Inspiration Blog's background too (@TheInspirationB)
8-Bit Art, or "Pixel Art" is style of graphic design that was first seen in the 1980s and early 1990s, most commonly in video games. The famous computer game "Super Mario Brothers" is widely regarded as the origin of low resolution 8-bit art. The constraints of video game technology in those days gave artists and developers few visual options. Today, this old school 8-bit art is emulated to great effect. Here are some wonderful examples!
Here is a fascinating collection of photos using the tilt-shift technique. It has been a popular and widely used technique over the last couple of years. Some photographers have really mastered the technique to create some stunning pieces. Tilt-shift effects can be achieved using a special tilt-shift lens or in Photoshop. Are you a photographer with a penchant for tilt-shift photography? Let us know in the comments section.
Underwater photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography. Not only do you need a lot of underwater photography equipment, but you will probably also need scuba diving gear and a highly trained crew. Your photographic subjects will also need a lot of patience and great lungs! Underwater photography yields some amazing results, making the effort worthwhile. Here is a collection of some incredible fashion underwater photography for your inspiration.
Architects will often seek inspiration from nature. There are plenty of examples where complex design problems have been solved over the course of natural evolution. Architects will seek inspiration from plants, animals and other natural 'structures' for use in their work. Being inspired and influenced by nature in this way is called "biomimicry" and allows architectural designs to be more energy efficient, structurally sound and also beautiful to behold. Here is a collection of stunning architecture designs inspired by nature.
In order to create a good design, you will usually need to start with a sketch of your idea. Whether you're designing a website, a car, or creating an outline for a painting the design process will probably begin here. The best ideas start on paper. Sharpen your pencils - here is a collection of 20 sketches on a range of design topics to inspire you.
Artists from around the world express their emotions through graffiti. In every country the emotions and themes will be situational and different. Some people express happiness, others anger. It is fascinating to see how artists express their emotions through graffiti. Here is a collection of inspirational graffiti art from around the world. Remember to check out our other posts about graffiti too!
Matte painting is a way to create a film scene that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to make in real life. Artists create backgrounds using software like Photoshop, mixing digital art with photography and photo manipulation. Matte painting has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. The main goal is to create a scene which is indistinguishable from reality. Here is a collection of 20 exceptional matte paintings used in feature films.
Following on from last week's post, 20 Wonderfully Scary CGI Monsters, we now lighten things up and showcase some of the cutest CGI characters around. Big heads, big eyes and small bodies are common elements in cute character design. Soft and furry textures are also prevalant with widespread use of pastel colours. You'll be left wanting to take these cuddly creatures home!
As kids we all visualized what was hiding under our beds, in closets and lurking in the darkness. Some artists draw or paint their nightmares, but more commonly with the technology available, artist are able to create really scary monstrosities digitally and also in 3D. This takes their visualizations to a whole new level. Warning! Here is a collection of terrifying CGI monsters.
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