Illustrations by Howard McWilliam. Smile and Be Happy!

If you are a bit tired and feel unhappy, there is one simple thing that can make you smile. Just take some captivating children’s book with colorful illustrations and in a few minutes you will feel much better. And it’s not a joke! The kind-hearted tone of these illustrations, the funny characters and the whole fairy atmosphere are able to make even the dullest day sunny and bright. This post is for all those who are in blue mood, ‘cause it is the best remedy for boredom. Illustrations by Howard McWilliam are the charming pieces of art that were created for wonderful children’s books, various magazines and just for us to enjoy them. Starting as the magazine editor, Howard McWilliam felt a call to the art and became a well-known illustrator. Enjoy his magic illustrations and be happy!

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Illustrations by Howard McWilliam
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Illustrations by Howard McWilliam
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Creative “Do Not Disturb” Hang Tags

Door hanger is a pretty effective promotional tool because you can always put there some interesting information about your partners or some interesting services useful for your visitors. Today we are glad to present you a small collection of “Do Not Disturb” hang tags that would help you to attract visitors’ attention due to their original design and of course you can put ads and other information concerning your business. Of course this collection is useful for designers and printing companies that can interpret some of the ideas at prints and custom projects. Now let’s enjoy these awesome “Do Not Disturb” hang tags.

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15 Free Joomla Business Templates

Today’s collection of Free Joomla Business Templates is for all those who want to create the professional and successful online project in a snap. Featuring ease-of-use and extensibility, Joomly turns out to be the award-winning CMS that is on this top of its popularity today. The high-grade execution of Free Business Joomla Templates goes along with their eye-candy layouts that make them the perfect ready-made solutions for various kinds of online projects. The transparent designs, clean and clear solutions, stylish layouts – you will certainly find all these cool features within this Friday collection of themes. All of them are completely free, and it means that everything you need to start your online business is to choose the free joomla business template you like and build a website on its basis.

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Free Joomla Business Template

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How to Draw a Head – Easy to Follow Tutorials

What you have before you is a collection of great tutorials on advanced head drawing techniques as well as some general theory, useful tips, and some methods on how to draw the head in digital format. We found these particular tutorials easy to follow along, so you can now develop your personal head drawing abilities and amplify your artistic skills. Try these resources and they will put you on the right track of head drawing. Because here is the very best list of tutorials on head drawing we’ve dug out for you. Don’t believe it? Well, check out!

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How To Draw A Head: The Andrew Loomis Approach Part 1

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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Tutorial – Drawing heads/faces from different angles Part 1

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

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10 Free Joomla Real Estate Templates

Hey guys, today we are going to present you the compilation of stylish free Joomla real estate templates that are created for the Joomla platform. These ready-made solutions will help you to start your online business and stand out from the rest. Actually, when you choose the professionally done Free Joomla Real Estate Template, you can be safe that your future visitors will spot your site in a crowd. All themes presented here work in the best way with any home, property, land, houses that you may have for sale or rent. Among the presented here items you will certainly find Joomla 1.7 templates that are the latest version of Joomla. Hope, that you will choose the free Joomla real estate template from this collection to build your own successful project.

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Free Joomla Real Estate Template

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Free Joomla Real Estate Template

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Art by Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. Food Photography

Today I want to show you the new way of enjoying nourishment. This way differs from the traditional one when we eat the delicious dishes and it deals with enjoying the original food photography created by a Japanese and Frenchman Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. These talented and creative photographers have decided to create their masterpieces that include food landscapes and little characters that are doing their daily affairs there. While browsing this food photography you learn to accept the usual things from the new perspective. This photo-art project has gained its popularity in no time, and now you are welcome to enjoy it in this post.

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Art by Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle
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Art by Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle
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2011 Graphic Designer Survey – Win Macbook Pro

macbookpro-survey-promoUPDATE: The winner for the 2011 Graphic Designer Survey has been announced, her name is Kim Getker (http://kimgetker.com/). Thanks to other participants.

Design Float Blog together with Uprinting invite you to take a short 3 minute survey you can find at the bottom of this post. The aim is to keep you updated about the latest graphic design practices, trends and technology by collecting relevant data from actual designers. Collected data will be analyzed to create a timely study about the graphic design profession.

The great thing about current survey is the prize that you can win – awesome brand new 13″ Apple Macbook Pro is waiting for its owner. According to the terms of this promo, it is internationally open and entrants should be age of maturity in their jurisdiction of residence upon time of entry. Only respondents who will submit on or before 11:59 PDT of November 18, 2011 will be included in the Macbook Pro Raffle. The winner will be anounced on November 25 2011 and will be determined by using the third party electronic random number generator. For complete details please check FAQ and Terms and Conditions link.

Elaborate Pin & Thread Art by Debbie Smyth

Drawing in thread is something very delicate to reproduce. It always challenges people to ask themselves ‘how it is being done?’ Today we’ll try to show you by example of Debbie Smyth – the British artist most identifiable by her intriguing thread drawings. Debbie manages to capture the charm of mundane scenes and bring them to life with simple materials – pins & threads. Working on flat surface, she plots out the design with hundreds of thin pins on a canvas and then fills them with threads to create spectacular pictures that float off the surface. Such elaborate drawings resemble of pencil sketches, yet appear very soft and dreamy contrasting with sharp angles. Basically, this is the old pin-and-thread technique that has been made more contemporary with an original approach of Debbie’s. Close to the end of the showcase you’ll see an interview with this skillful textile master and a short time-lapse of one of her creations. We invite you to browse!

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Django Tutorials and Resources

This post is for those who are familiar with Django or just start with it – the high-level Python Web Framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. As you know, Django was worked out for building intensive Web applications on journalism deadlines, and today we are going to present you the general information that you need to work effectively with this framework. This compilation of Django Tutorials and Resources will provide you with the answers for whatever questions you have concerning Django. You will learn basic information starting from installation of Django, and will move forward the more experienced use of this framework.

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Creating a Custom Authentication Backend

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Django 1.3 – JQuery Tutorial – Making a Flashcard Game (Part 1)

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Dreamlike Illustrations by Gabriel Moreno

Pen and brush are the main materials that are used by Gabriel Moreno for creating his wonderful illustrations. Being black and white at first, his images gain colors and the prints of some places on the layers above them. In such a way, the artist works and presents us his dreamlike illustrations. Within one image you can find the silhouettes of people, flowers, birds, towers, buildings and other elements that are overlayed with colors. Today Gabriel Moreno lives in Madrid. After he graduated of Fine Arts in the University of Sevilla in 98, he worked in different design studios and ad agencies. At present time he works with a number of major national agencies.

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