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Learn Digital Art and Design Online - Courses, Tutorials, Resources and Inspiration

The Graphic Assembly is the Online Digital Art and Design Blog for amateur and graphic professionals alike, whether you are pursuing a career in the creative arts or are just a passionate hobbyist looking to hone your skills, then I am sure the Graphic Assembly will have something for you.

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Free 3D Character Models for Blender

Creating a 3D character from scratch in a 3D application such as Blender can often be a frustrating and difficult task. A thorough knowledge of anatomy, scale and proportions are necessary to not only

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Getting Started with Affinity Photo

If you have recently purchased Affinity Photo or are thinking of doing so our beginners guide to this impressive image processing application will get you up to speed fast. Affinity Photo sits neatly between

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Suzanne the Blender Monkey Model

If you are new to Blender, you may be thinking … Why is there a monkey head in the add mesh menu, amongst the planes, cubes, spheres and other primitives? Well, my friends, you

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Voxel Art a Beginners Guide

What is a Voxel? As you are probably aware a pixel is short for picture element, the smallest part of an image that can be displayed on a TV or a computer monitor. A

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Top 5 Websites for Free HDRI Environment Maps

For the purposes of CGI and 3D modelling, an HDRI is a 360-degree panoramic image which contains brightness data. HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Imaging which refers to the amount of light a

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Photobashing: Is it Art? Techniques and Examples

What is Photobashing? Photobashing is a technique used by concept artists and matte painters to speed up the process of creating photo-realistic artwork, generally used in film production and game design studios where the

Learn Digital Art, Web Design, 3D Modelling and Photography Online

Blender is a one stop shop for all things 3D, having dedicated workspaces for modelling, sculpting and painting, 2D illustration, animation and rigging and even video editing. Learn how to use this impressive FREE 3D application today.

There is no doubt that technology has revolutionised the world of photography, learn how to use the new range of Digital Single-Lens Reflex ( DSLR ) cameras, with the best online courses available to the aspriring photographer, start learning today for fun or profit.

Telling a story through your art or illustration skills relies heavily on creating characters to convey that story. This is especially true if you are creating characters for the game, film, TV or comic industries, where a great character can be the difference between success and failure.