Blog of Nela Dunato

How To Write A Design Brief And Be A Glorious Client

Published on at 16:33 in Branding, Graphic design, Business

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Often when I'm talking with new clients about their goals for the branding or website design project, they half-apologetically say something along the lines of 'I'm not sure what I want in terms of design'. What they really wonder is, how do I convey my ideas to a designer if I'm not a visual type? I'm telling you that you don't need to worry about that. Read more...

What's in my sketching toolkit?

Published on at 07:27 in Art, Tips for creatives

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Let's welcome the new outdoor sketching season with a little art supplies geekout! I'm always voyeuristically scavenging blogs and Pinterest to see what sketching tools other artists are using. I've only mentioned my sketching kit once before on this blog, so I decided to create a post about this topic alone. Read more...

The right-brained lie and the false creative-logical divide

Published on at 14:04 in Thoughts

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I'm getting a fed up with the right/left brain myth that became so ingrained in our culture. Rarely anyone outside of the scientific world is even questioning it, and it's even more pronounced in our creative circles where people wear the right-brained label like a badge of honor. I'm sure many people won't agree with what I have to say on this topic, and even my best friends and most loyal readers might find this idea in opposition to their views. But I cannot in good conscience support the story I feel is inaccurate and harmful. Read more...

Letting go of old dreams

Published on at 17:32 in Personal, Thoughts

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Writing about topics like these always invokes a lot of fear and self-worth issues in me, so I've refrained from publishing this post for a good long while. What if giving up on old dreams translates as being flaky, lazy and not able to finish anything? But usually when I get cold feet about publishing something, it turns out there is a bunch of people who feel exactly the same and are so glad to see someone else writing about it, because they too are a bit embarrassed to admit it. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Final week & lessons learned

Published on at 21:30 in Art

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For the entire month of November I've been drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. Today I'm sharing my works from the last week, along with some things I've learned by working on this project. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 3

Published on at 17:13 in Art

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For the entire month of November I'm drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. Here's an overview of the artwork I created during the third week of the project, from November 17th 'till November 23rd. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 2

Published on at 17:26 in Art

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For the entire month of November I'm drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. I'm now officially half way through the journey, and here's an overview of all the artwork I created in the past week, from November 10th 'till November 16th. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 1

Published on at 19:10 in Art

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For the entire month of November I am drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. Here's an overview of all the drawings, paintings and sketches I created in the first week. Read more...

A Month Of Fairies

Published on at 20:10 in Art

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I've been itching to do a personal art project that will enable me to work on my technique and style. For the entire month of November I will be drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instragram, Twitter and Facebook. Take a look at the first drawing in this post! Read more...

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Published on at 18:38 in Personal

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This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. I'm not a fan of overly personal posts because I presume that wouldn't be interesting to most of you, but honestly β€” that's just my assumption, I don't know whether you'd like it or not! So I decided to do it and see how it goes :) Read more...

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