Sonali Vora
Hi, I am a designer and digital artist, I am extremely fond of anything that is related to graphic design, creating arts and all the yumminess attached to it. I aim to reach my creative goals one step at a time and I believe in doing everything with a smile. You can also find me on Twitter: @dezignMusings and on my blog.
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  • Design & Illustration
    Interviews
    Interview with Fernando Volken TogniThumbnail
    Fernando Volken Togni is a Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator living in Porto Alegre. He develops intricate compositions which combines soft vector shapes, organic swirls and harmonious colors. Fernando says, he likes to use eye-catching bold shapes that express vivid energy and the idea of a simple thing that's full of meanings. Read more about him in this interview.Read More…
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    Interview with Nathan SheltonThumbnail
    Nathan Shelton is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Leicestershire, UK. He specializes in a unique colorful and cartoon style of vector based artwork. In this interview Nathan talks about how he started with a very humble beginning creating illustrations by hand using traditional tools like inks, pencils and watercolors, how he discovered vector art, what he likes about vectors, his love for character illustrations and more. He also kindly shares with us some great tips on design and illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration
    Captivating and Amazing Out of Bounds Photo EffectsThumbnail
    Out of Bounds (OOB) is an interesting photo effect where the object or scene in the image seems to jump right out of the photo or its borders. It is a photo manipulation technique to add an illusion of 3-dimsnsionality to a flat photo. Getting an interesting OOB effect depends largely on the photo angle and the overall execution of the concept. It is lots of fun to create an OOB effect. You can use any photo editing software such as Photoshop or Gimp. With some imagination, creativity and basic photo editing knowledge you can create an amazing OOB image that captivates the viewer's attention. This article showcases 50 most spectacular examples of Out of Bounds photo effects. We have also featured some excellent tutorials if you are interested in learning how to create this effect in Photoshop. So lets venture into this mesmerizing world where you will find creatures, people, and vehicles jumping right out of the screen.Read More…
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    Interviews
    Interview with Ricardo GimenesThumbnail
    You may already know about the blog, Behind the Websites. In today's interview we're going to meet Ricardo Gimenes, illustrator and founder of the site. Ricardo is a São Paulo based Brazilian designer and illustrator who has worked with variety of clients around the world. He says he has been drawing ever since he was a young boy and he loves to express his thoughts through illustration. intrinsically humorous, Ricardo shares with us how he got started in the field of illustration, about his work, his design style and more.Read More…
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    Interviews
    Interview with Sanjay PatelThumbnail
    Sanjay Patel is a animator and illustrator from Southern California who was born in the UK. Sanjay works as a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on numerous films, including Monsters, Inc, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, and Toy Story 3. He has also written and illustrated books on Hindu mythology and he loves how images can tell a story. Read more about Sanjay and his brilliant work in this interview.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Web Roundups
    50 Beautiful Fractal FlowersThumbnail
    Fractals are a unique digital art form with an infinite diversity of form, detail, color and light. Fractals originate from the field of mathematics and the term fractal means, a geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller (or larger) scales to produce self similar or irregular shapes and surfaces. Fractal art is created with the assistance of fractal-generating software, by calculating fractal objects and translating them into a visual form. The world of fractal arts is full of possibilities. The beauty and charm of flowers are immense, no one can remain untouched by their elegance. In this edition, we looked at some stunning examples of fractal flowers and we came across some beautiful pieces of art. Take a look!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Web Roundups
    Over 250 of the Web's Best Rust TexturesThumbnail
    Rust can often produce beautiful colors, textures and linear qualities on surfaces. Rust textures are not only inspiring but are also a great way to add an extra dimension to any project. Today, we have compiled a huge collection of over 250 free and premium rust textures from around the web for you to use in your designs.Read More…
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    Interviews
    Interview with Russ CookThumbnail
    Russ Cook is a illustrator and caricature artist from Oxford, UK. He has a unique caricature style which can be seen on his portfolio site that has a number of celebrities and well known people’s caricatures. In this interview, he talks about how he got started with illustration, caricatures, his creative process, ideas and inspirations. He also shares some vector art tips and advice, read about this and more at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Inspiration
    Inspiration: Colorful and Vivid Logos Thumbnail
    The world as we see it, is populated by colors. Every day we see brands and businesses using colors to define their identity (for example, the famous "yellow M" of a multinational fast-food chain). Although logos are traditionally made with minimal colors, the shift towards full color is unmistakable. In fact, a recently published article by Logo Lounge states that, for many years logos have been designed with one or two colors and recently designers have begun to look at the actual surface of the shapes as an entirely new canvas and the use of color is unrestrained. The article goes on to say that, rainbow-like color is often used to represent the concept of a full spectrum, more choices, or additional capabilities. In this compilation we present to you a selection of colorful and vivid logos that are fresh, inspiring and push creative boundaries.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interviews
    Interview with Agung SyaifudinThumbnail
    Agung Syaifudin, also known as "diekave", is a 23 year old freelance illustrator from Indonesia. He has studied visual communication and started working as a 2D animator for an e-card website. Agung finds inspiration and ideas for his illustrations from simple daily life and loves to draw relaxed, funny and fresh illustrations. Read more about him in this interview.Read More…
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    Interview with LouLou and TummieThumbnail
    Meet Laurens and Chantal the illustration duo working under the moniker Loulou & Tummie. These two designers met each other at Art Academy and now work and live together in Tilburg, Netherlands. They spend their days building an ever expanding empire of colorful graphics and characters that can be found in magazines, books, advertisements, plush, paper toys, interiors, t-shirts and shoes. They love happy things, cartoons, comics and toys, the influence of which can be found in their vector illustrations. Read more about these two cheerful designers at the jump.Read More…
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    Interviews
    Interview with Maxim Cyr aka RecycledWaxThumbnail
    Maxim Cyr who is also known as RecycledWax is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Montreal. With a college degree in multimedia he is currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Music and cinema are the main two themes that inspires him, he says, he grew up watching Disney's animation masterpieces and continues to feel that influence with Pixar's latest creations. He also designs t-shirts and has won numerous web t-shirt contests. Currently he is working on the sequel of his book and wants to focus more on the publishing industry, making illustrations for kids book. Read more about him in this interview.Read More…