Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning in mid October will request images that best characterize your country. To give you a head’s up, here’s a head start.Dreamstime has photographers in nearly 200 countries. What is the first thing that comes to mind... continue reading
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Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer. Specifically, green beer. Very green beer tends to look like dish soap even under the best conditions. Better to concentrate on other Irish symbols that are more easily photographed or on only slightly tinted ale.... continue reading
November 17 marks this year’s World Peace Day.Started as a grass roots movement to encourage individuals to create and display origami paper cranes as an awareness campaign for peace – World Peace Dayhas evolved into a political action campaign to help promote peace through policy. Cranes represent the Japanese symbol for good luck, and have been adopted as a metaphor for world peace.The organizations website Peaceday.org has detailed descriptions for how to fold the animal and... continue reading
In the rites and myths of many cultures has been crucial, and still has. Let's analyze a little 'to obtain a summary of meanings.To the Celts, for whom culture was one of the key symbols: the spiral had a double meaning, which depended on the left-right motion, or otherwise. The first depicts the motion of the Sun in the sky, the second is related to the flow of Water and the Earth Goddess. Covered from the inside out, is the reconnection to the deity, the opposite is the knowledge of themselves.... continue reading
Islamic artists and designers have used geometric motifs to decorate almost every surface, from walls, ceilings to floors, pots, textiles and book covers.As Islam spread from nation to nation, Islamic artists combined geometry with existing traditions, creating a new and distinctive Islamic art. This art expressed the logic and order inherent in the Islamic vision of the universe.The development of this new distinctive art, in part may have been due to the discouragement of images in Islam... continue reading
In Germany actually there is a political discussion on issues of rich and poor people, who should get the money, how much money, who has to pay for this, what is enough money and so on... this discussion has been growing over the last years more and more. So, this stimulated my creativity and the final result was this illustration:Do you think that it describes the above mentioned problem in an appropriate way? continue reading
I decided to share an Illustrator tip with you . For repetitive figures Symbol Sprayer is a great tool.Just try this;From the tools menu choose star tool ( it is in the same section with rectangle tool )Draw a star to your documentOpen Windows > Symbols tab. Drag your star and drop it inside the symbols tab. You will be asked about Symbol Options. Give your symbol a name ( if you like ) , and click Graphic Symbol option.Now you have a symbol.From tools menu get your symbol... continue reading
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