When compelled to act on a creative idea, taking a chance on a new approach can become a catalyst for inspiration and help refine your overall concept. However, getting out of your creative comfort zone requires guidance and expertise. What if you could learn new hands-on techniques from an experienced artist who has mastered the creative process?

Domestika is one of the fastest-growing communities in the creative arts industry. The online platform was born to pursue a powerful goal: sharing knowledge within a community of passionate creatives of all levels and backgrounds. Whether it’s to reach new heights in your career or to take some downtime to relax and find a new hobby, there’s a wide range of courses to choose from.

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Each course is carefully planned and produced by a team of experts; from finding the ideal teacher to creating a course plan with clear objectives. Plus, it’s not a subscription-based service; you only pay for the content you want and watch the course lessons as many times as you need to get it right.

And with Black Friday around the corner, it’s a great time to start: all Domestika courses are 75% off. Plus, for a limited time, you can enjoy an extra 10% off with the promo code JUXTAPOZ-10.
Here’s a selection of courses we think you’ll love:

The Art of Sketching: Transform Your Doodles into Art, a course by Mattias Adolfsson

Use your sketchbook to find your own drawing style and share it with others.

Keeping a sketchbook has played an important role in Mattias’ creative process throughout his career as an illustrator. His long list of clients includes magazines like The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, and New York Times, along with animation studios such as Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Disney.

In this course, Mattias Adolfsson shows you the process of transforming your doodles into art. He goes through the initial steps to start sketching and free your hand, to learn new creative methods starting with real objects to develop your imagination.

Introduction to Brush Lettering, a course by James Lewis

Learn how to use brush pens and lettering brushes to create letters, words, and phrases.

It’s amazing to think just over seven years ago, the social media sensation James Lewis thought his handwriting was simply awful. That’s why he decided to devote himself to improving it, which has led him to becoming an authority in hand lettering and calligraphy, with clients like Pepsi, Amazon, the BBC, or Montblanc.

In this course, James teaches you the basics to learn the art of brush lettering. Create stunning illustrations and impress both your clients and your social media followers.

Logo Design: From Concept to Presentation, a course by Sagi Haviv

Learn the basic principles of logo design as you find your personal identity as a designer.

Balancing simplicity and distinctiveness is one of the most difficult tasks in graphic design, and it can be difficult to achieve these goals while designing a new brand identity or logo.

Sagi Haviv is a New York-based graphic designer and a partner in the design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Among the over 60 identity programs he has designed are the logos for the US Open Tennis Championships, Leonard Bernstein at 100, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, and LA Reid’s Hitco Entertainment. In this course, he will help you break some misconceptions about design and will help you elevate your work and your portfolio.

Illustrating Nature: A Creative Exploration, a course by Laura McKendry

Illustrate the natural world with an experimental approach using watercolor and ink.

Laura McKendry’s approach to illustration is founded on curiosity and experimentation, creating striking pieces ranging from fine art prints, to greeting cards, gift-wrap, homeware, and more.

In this course, Laura shows you how to experiment with watercolor, ink, and other mixed media of your choice to create three pieces inspired by the natural world. Discover the techniques she incorporates into her work to expand your creativity and find your own unique way to represent nature.

Creative Portrait Illustration with Procreate, a course by Samuel Rodriguez

Learn how to combine lettering and abstract elements in your digital portraits.

Samuel Rodriguez, renowned artist in the California art community has leveraged this Procreate’s full capacity, creating stunning digital portraits that illustrate the diverse mix of cultures around him.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use Procreate to give your portrait illustrations a creative, abstract twist by using color, lettering, and shapes. Delve into Samuel’s world, where he combines his graffiti background and studies in Fine Arts, to seamlessly infuse abstract art into digital portraits.

Digital Fantasy Portraits with Photoshop, a course by Karmen Loh

Learn how to create enchanting narratives in your digital portraits.

Established fantasy illustrator Karmen Loh, also known as Bearbrickjia, has created a world of delicate, whimsical fantasy portraits that delight a community of over 300k followers on Instagram, as well as character concept art for game titles such as Street Fighter and Steel Circus.

In this course, Karmen will show you the soft, glittering ropes to her polished technique for creating digital fantasy portraits that narrate an ethereal atmosphere, with precision and skill. Her use of Adobe Photoshop has an easy to follow structure that will give you all the necessary tools to fuse your imagination through this program to create your own unique fantasy narration into your digital portraits.

Architectural Sketching with Watercolor and Ink, a course by Alex Hillkurtz

Combine loose ink sketching with watercolor to create beautiful buildings that leap off the page

Renowned storyboard artist Alex Hillkurtz finds a sense of fulfillment in discovering the hidden corners of the city that sketching allows. You can find some of his storyboarding work in films like Argo, Almost Famous, and It's Complicated, among many others.

In this course, Alex will show you his approach to capturing the depth and feeling of a place using watercolor and ink and translating that onto your page, because it’s one thing to depict a scene accurately and another entirely to portray the character and mood of a place. Learn Alex's process and infuse your paintings with new life.

Check out Domestika’s website and discover their extensive catalog of creative arts courses.