The brand new issue of Digital Arts is now on sale -- where we're helping your produce your best ever work through developing your style in amazing new directions!

There are many ways to evolve your style – from experimentation to collaboration – but all come down to one thing: try something new. We’ve spoken to leading artists and designers, who have revealed how they continue to produce artworks that push their boundaries.

One of the best ways to free yourself to push into the truly new is to respond to a creative challenge set by another. This can be as simple as following one of our Masterclasses to learn a new skill – or working to a brief set by someone else. This month, we’ve asked 21 of the best artists and designers from around the world to create projects for you. Let us know how you get on and you could appear in a future issue, or – if you follow the Subism brief – win the chance to have your art sold as a screenprint.

On the subject of winning, keep your eyes peeled for the Stig somewhere in the issue and you could win a copy of illustrator Rod Hunt’s Where’s Stig? The World Tour book.

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WHY DON’T YOU...
Tips and techniques from top artists, illustrators and designers to take your art in new directions and help you develop your next style.


BRIEFS ENCOUNTERED

21 of the world’s best creatives bring you projects you must try, including winning a chance to sell your art as a screenprint. Follow briefs created just for you by Erik Spiekermann, Jon Burgerman, Ben The Illustrator, McBess,, David Pearson, Jonathan Kenyon from Vault 49, Lizzie Mary Cullen and many more!


TEXTURE EFFECTS FOR BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITIONS

Max Spencer shows you how textures, layers and masking can give a sense of depth to stylish artwork


DESIGN A POP-UP ILLUSTRATION

Simon Wild uses Photoshop to create a hip modern take on traditional pop-up book mechanics


ABSTRACT MOSAICS

Fabio Sasso details a simple technique, which takes less than a hour, that turns portraits into quirky, abstract compositions

HOW TO DRAW LIQUIDS IN ILLUSTRATOR
Jing Zhang shows you how to make short work of the usually tricky task of creating convincing liquids as vectors

CREATE ORGANIC SMOKE AND SPATTER EFFECTS
Add a sense of motion to your photomontages


FROM PENCIL SKETCH
TO INKED ARTWORK
Tap Painter’s inking tools to create a comic book panel

RETRO 3D IN FLASH
Charles Maragna shows how to create an anaglyphic 3D game in Flash Professional


CREATIVE FREEDOM: Lizzie Mary Cullen
How the wall artist brought a huge amount of publicity to her show in aid of the Big Issue Foundation

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