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Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

When you think of having a bigger butt, one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size, but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation. When you perform a …

The real reason why you haven’t started your creative project

How many people do you know who are passionate about a creative venture but never do anything about it? Every time you ask them about it, there is …

Creativity

Schizotypy, Flow, and the Artist’s Experience

Flow- the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task- is a strong contributor to creativity. When in flow, the creator and …

Creativity

If Knitting is Causing You Pain, Read This

Author Chloe Benjamin shows us the importance of crafting responsibly.<p>I’ve been a knitter since my teens, but not until I finished my second novel, “The Immortalists,” did my sporadic hobby become a full-blown obsession. Mentally exhausted and in search of a more relaxing creative outlet, I picked …

Bold shapes inspired by México’s Caribbean come to life in the work of Hola Lou - The Fox Is Black

Last year I came across the work of Hola Lou, a visual artist and graphic designer based in Mexico, who’s site I frequently visit to see what new …

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

The Breathing Technique You Should Try In 2018 For Less Stress & More Zen

When stress gets to the point of being truly overwhelming, it's easy to forget that the most natural and convenient way to relieve that anxiety lies …

Yoga

Crispy, Creamy Latkes Owe It All to the Fat They're Fried In

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Every Jewish family has a different take on latkes. Some are flat and lacy, while others are thick with substantial chew. …

Latkes

How to Sketch Simple Cartoon / Comic Characters

Introduction: How to Sketch Simple Cartoon / Comic Characters<p>About: I'm the Senior Lecturer, Engineering at the Humber University Training College …

Sketching

9 Pieces Of Advice That Will Get You Past A Creative Slump

"It's never too late to begin again."

Colorful and Stylish Illustrations by Billy Clark

Graduated from the Norwich School of Art, Billy Clark creates pop-inspired illustrations. Sometimes simple, sometimes complex, they are standing out …

Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From

The illustration is the art that creates the context ofThe post Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From appeared first …

"Canicule" Series: Illustrations by Raphaëlle Martin

In honor of the blistering, record-breaking heat we're experiencing out West we were inspired to post these charming illustrations by Freiburg, …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

35 Excellent Drawing Tutorials to get you Started

Drawing in a traditional manner is much difficult than digital drawing. Digital methods of drawing are more advanced. However, one needs to learn the …

Graphics

Illustration Teardowns: 5 Amazing Posca Artists

Uni-Posca Paint Markers are known to amazingly adhere to surf and skate boards, rocks, and more, but they also provide a convenient tool for opaque …

IDG Contributor Network: Apple Pencil: 3 sites that will teach you how to draw

When Apple released the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, there was a great deal of appreciation expressed by artists around the world. The combination of …

10 of the Best Places to Make Your Products

November 30, 2016 8 Comments<p>You’ve finished a fantastic illustration that’s almost asking to be screenprinted onto a T-shirt or laser-engraved onto …

Artist Vincent Bal Turns the Shadows of Everyday Objects into Ingenious Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Belgian filmmaker and illustrator Vincent Bal works within the confines of long shadows of everyday objects resting in the sunlight to create a wide …

21-Year Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Reveal a Visual Diary of His Experiences

True artists must find a creative outlet no matter what the circumstance—including times of war. Thanks to the creative passion and steady hand of then 21-year old soldier Victor Lundy, we have a breathtaking visual record of World War II, in the form of documentary sketches. For Lundy, “drawing is …

Sketching

Akvile Magicdust’s offbeat comic taps into the daily struggles of young adult life

Illustrator Akvile Magicdust (AKA Akvile Miseviciute) lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania and has been creating a weekly comic for Vice called <i>Lucy</i> …

Virtuoso of the Tiny | by Luc Sante | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Consider the spot illustration, the unsung toiler of the magazine page. It is small; it does not call attention to itself; it is missed by many …

Elasticity

Top 6 Daily Drawing Tips

Daily drawing can change the way you feel about your practice. Jennifer Orkin Lewis shares her six top tips<p><b>1 START</b> with a cheap sketchbook and don’t …

Bianca Xunise Makes ’60s-Inspired Comics For Modern Times

The power of pen + paper<p>Up until recently, I was unfamiliar with the work of Bianca Xunise. But then, as fate in the digital age would have it, I randomly scrolled upon one of her drawings in my Twitter feed (see below). The comic strip showed several generations of black women in America and …

13 Creative Ways to Actually Do Something With Your Doodles

Confession: I, Maddie, am a doodle hoarder. I have a huge manila folder brimming with sketches, swirls, tracings and diagrams dating back to my middle school days. Long after my math class notes have waned in importance, the doodles filling the margins have been carefully preserved, *just in case.* …