Art and design

Our articles on art and design include how open source software, hardware, and design are shaping today's artists and concepts.

Embracing open source as a visual artist

My open source story
Jared Nielsen shares why he uses open source tools to run his YouTube video series.Read more

Teaching teens 3D animation with Blender

Tom Haines of 3Dami talks about using Blender to teach the animated movie-making process to teens.Read more

Open source design is ugly, here's why

Ginny Hamilton reports from Garth Braithwaite's session on design in open source at the All Things Open conference this year.Read more

Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX

We reached out to Garth Braithwaite for an interview ahead of his All Things Open talk, "Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX."Read more

Top 5: Blender movie, Minecraft alternatives, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, our best articles of the week are about a new Blender short film, alternatives to Minecraft, back to school with open source,...Read more

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

Cosmos Laundromat (or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start) isn't just a 10-minute short film. It...Read more

How to get designers involved in your software project

Reporting from OSCON 2015, Nicole Engard offers an overview of a keynote from Una Kravets, who spoke about ways open source communities can recruit...Read more

How to get started with Natron, an open source compositor

You've probably heard of Blender, but do you know about Natron? Our how-to will help you get started using this open source compositing tool.Read more