12 best features of 2015

Want to be a better artist, designer, creative director, animator, filmmaker or editor? Check out the 12 most popular in-depth features we've published over the past 12 months: across illustration, graphic and interactive design, video production and post and more.

Digital Arts isn't a blog. We're not all about 'snackable' stories. Alongside quick bites of inspiration, we've remained true to our magazine heritage in providing in-depth guides to the the most important topics that affect you as a creative professional - and looking back at our most popular features of 2015, it's clear you've been digging them too.

With a new year ahead of us, spend some time boosting your skills and knowledge - whether you want to be a better illustrator when drawing food or birds, create works using next-gen tech like HDR and 360-degree video, make more engaging apps or present more effectively to clients. So let's get started.

12 beautiful illustrations from the 150 year history of Alice in Wonderland

These illustrations are on show at the British Library in London as part of exhibition around how artists, designers and musicians have interpreted Lewis Carroll's novel.

How to make a Sundance-worthy movie with an iPhone: An interview with Tangerine director Sean Baker

Find out how director Sean Baker used his iPhone 5s to direct Tangerine, one of Little White Lies' top films of 2015.

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface

Our interface to the world of computers will leap off of the screen and onto the walls, floors, ceilings, tabletops, windows and other surfaces in our homes and offices, and in public spaces.

20 food illustration tips from leading creatives

5 leading illustrators reveal how they produce fresh and mouth-watering artworks.

How to draw birds: 18 illustration tips

5 leading illustrators reveal their favourite techniques for drawing birds by hand or using vectors.

3 surprisingly easy ways to improve your next pitch or presentation

These little-known but practical steps can work whether you are pitching to a client or presenting internally.

HDR video: Everything you need to know

Nits, bits and Star Wars – what you need to know capture, edit or just watch HDR video.

How to design apps children love

BBC head of UX and design Jane Murison reveals the best approaches for conceiving, designing and testing apps for children.

Best iPad stylus for artists & designers: What's the best iPad stylus for painting, sketching & drawing on iPad?

Improve your iPad artwork using these eight iPad styluses designed for sketching, drawing and painting.

How to create great content for the Google Cardboard VR headset

Google Cardboard's principal designer and a user experience designer tell you how to create content people will love.

Best painting software for artists

Discover seven of the best Mac and PC applications for digital painting, including Corel Painter, ArtRage, Rebelle and more.

20 inspiring quotes from designers, illustrators, photographers & filmmakers at Adobe Max 2015

Legendary director Baz Luhrmann, creator of the Happy Mac icon Susan Kare, Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton and leading illustrators and designers Jessica Hische, Louise Fili, Becky Simpson and Maira Kalman share their wisdom.

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