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What You’ll Be Creating Traditionally at this time of the year, bats come into the spotlight. However, their media image is full of misconceptions and prejudice. They’re seen as blood-thirsty vampires, or, at best, mean pests. In this tutorial we’ll look at them from another angle—we’ll get to know their anatomy and special features, and learn how to draw them properly in every position and shape. No need to be afraid, I promise! 1. Basic Anatomy Skeleton Just as 3D artists use bones to animate an object realistically, we need to learn what bones a bat is made of to create a believable pose. The skeleton of an animal defines its movement and affects greatly the shape of the body. Let’s see what’s most important here: The arm structure is very similar to a human, including fingers. The forearm is very long, longer than the whole body. The chest is wide and compressed. The hips are very narrow and elongated. The thumb is the only unwebbed finger; it has a functional claw. The second finger is the shortest; in bigger species, it also may have a small, non-functional claw. The fingers are arched at the tips. The knees are reversed, which makes bats unable to walk properly, but makes flight, hunting and resting more efficient. There’s a modified heel structure, called the calcar, used to steer the “tail wing”. A membrane under it, if present, is called the keel. Feet are specialized for effortless …
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How to Draw Animals: Bats
What You’ll Be Creating For all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You’ll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you’ll easily add some dimension to it. Next, you’ll create a vector texture and a Pattern Brush with which you’ll add the characteristic baseball stitches. Next on the to-do list is the worn out and dirty look, for which you will use a built-in Art Brush. You’ll finish with the grass background and the additional tufts of grass around the letters. Let’s jump
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What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will provide you with a very basic understanding not only of lettering, but also of overall concepts of typography, which a lot of designers these days don’t have. The process described below will teach you about consistency, kerning, contrast, and weight. Since lettering is completely analog, we won’t need any computers for this tutorial! Put those things aside while we train your eyes to notice the subtleties and basics of typography. Additionally, since this is a beginner class focused around lettering and typography, I will be using some terms some of you may not know. Here is a list of terms you may want to read up on if you’re not sure what they are: Kerning Cap Height X-Height Baseline Negative Space Letterform Anatomy Contrast Crossbar And here is a list of things to reference that may help you understand the topics I’m describing below: Roman Letterforms Greek Letterforms Uncial Rustica Trajan Column One thing to note before we start: the process below isn’t set…
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Hand Lettering: Letterforms at Their Core
What You’ll Be Creating For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave’s body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries. Hey Dave, thanks so much for the interview.
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step. After this, we will add some details like a few cracks on the surface of the pretzel and the sprinkles of salt using Art and Scatter Brushes. At the end we will add a touch of shine and the overall shadow.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vintage floral arrangement painting in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create your own paint brushes and use them. By the end of the tutorial, you will have a beautiful vintage floral bouquet illustration that looks like a real canvas painting! 1. Creating special paint brushes Step 1 First, create a new document in following dimensions: 600 px height and 600 px width. Now we need to create two new brushes. Image 1. To create a new brush, take the Ellipse Tool (L) , draw a very long and thin oval shape (fill color R=35 G=31 B=32 ). Move it to the Brush panel. A new window …
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How to Create a Vintage Floral Arrangement Painting in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating The most important meal of the day is Adobe Illustrator. I’m pretty sure breakfast comes second. As such, we’re going to combine the two and pay homage to the cereal boxes of our childhood with this cartoony box design. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a simple seashell in Adobe Illustrator.