1. 100 Hours ~ Now Live on Kickstarter!

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    3dtotal has recently launched the incredible 100 Hours campaign on Kickstarter so we wanted to give you a bit more information about this fascinating project here. The aim is to bring together 100 hours’ worth of video tutorials featuring 100 artists, all for an affordable one-off payment of £18 (approx. US$25). If successful, the videos will be hosted on the 100 Hours website where backers will be given a unique login and password that will allow them to stream videos on their computer, phone or tablet. It will also be possible to download the videos so you can keep them forever to watch and learn from over and over again.

    3dtotal currently has over 80 artists lined up so far and are asking backers to suggest artists they would like to be included as well. The tutorials will cover a range of artistic media and styles, including traditional sculpting and drawing, as well as digital 2D and 3D art. Randy Bishop, Wylie Beckert, Abigail Larson, Jesse Aclin and Tran Nguyen are among some of the artists involved.

    The tutorials will all be created afresh for this project, so the video content will be new and exclusive to 100 Hours backers. The wide range of artists involved means that there should be something for everybody, whether you are a traditional artist, sculptor, or digital painter. It is a project by artists, for artists.

  2. Happy Holidays, See You in 2016

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    Happy Holidays fellow Loungers! Just a quick word to say, as of today we are taking a short Christmas break. We will be returning with more daily illustration inspiration in the new year on Monday, January 4th.

    Thank you all for your constant support, your regular visits, and shares. We truly appreciate you taking the time to join us. We wish you a wonderful festive season and hope to see you in the new year!

  3. Grahame Baker-Smith and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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    Today marks 150 years since the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale has been reprinted and retold countless times. The original edition was illustrated by John Tenniel, but in the book’s 150 history, many extraordinary illustrators have contributed to its longevity, including Arthur Rackham (1907), Mervyn Peake (1946), Ralph Steadman (1967), Salvador Dalí (1969), Max Ernst (1970), and Anthony Browne (1988).

    Today, Grahame Baker-Smith can add his name to that list. The self-taught illustrator was commissioned by Royal Mail to create a set of ten beautiful stamps to commemorate the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In addition to stamps, Royal Mail created pins and a specially struck medal from The Royal Mint. Together with Walker Books, they have also published a concertina book gift edition featuring 3D versions of Grahame’s gorgeous illustrations. You can find all the stamps and gifts sets in the Royal Mail Gift Shop.

    Grahame Baker-Smith’s hard work was shortlisted for the Professional Design cacategory in this year’s The AOI Illustration Awards. If you went to the Somerset House exhibition, you were treated to a sneak peak of the Wonderland stamps. Their bold design and saturated colours stopped you in your tracks and demand you take a closer look.

  4. Storytime Magazine

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    We were recently contacted by independent publisher’s Luma Works about their new self-funded magazine called Storytime. I could not possibly attempt to better the words hey used to describe the magazine, so here is what they had to say:

    Storytime features classic children’s tales, including fairy tales, poems, folk tales, fables and myths & legends, all written in a fun & accessible way. Our aim is to encourage kids to fall in love with stories and improving their literacy. What really helps to sets the magazine apart is the wonderful illustrations we specially commission. Every month we select talented illustrators from all over the world to create beautiful, vibrant and exciting illustrations to really bring these classic tales to life – there’s no other kids’ magazine out there that commissions so many illustrators on a regular basis.

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  5. Giveaway ~ 21 Draw

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    To celebrate the launch of the new 21 Draw Illustrator’s Guidebook kickstarter campaign, the fabulous fellows at 21 Draw have given us two copies of the original 21 Draw book to give away! Due to the book’s success, it in limited supply, so make sure you do not miss out.

    To enter, simply head to either our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook page and look out for the relevant post regarding this competition. The competition will end midnight (GMT) on the 25th October 2015.

    To find out more about the book, you can read our 21 Draw review. The new 21 Draw Illustrator’s Guidebook will be packed with more art and tutorials from top industry illustrators, so make sure you head over to Kickstarter and show your support for the project.

    Good Luck!

  6. 28 Gumroad Creators You Really Should Know

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    Since its launch in 2011 Gumroad has fast become the one of the most popular platforms for creatives to sell their digital content. However, Gumroad is purposely designed without a centralised area of search and discovery, instead the emphasis is on the creators to direct their audience. Which makes it impossible to just stumble on all that great content. You can find some good stuff in the Gumroad Collections section, but that really does not even scratch the surface of how many gems the site has.

    So I took it upon myself to put together a list of 28 Gumroad creators you really should know:

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