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What You’ll Be Creating I’m excited to create this tutorial of Latvia’s capital city Riga! I used this landscape to create a small motion graphic for a Dribbble meetup .
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a classic pin-up with a traditional tattoo art finish. Using ink liners, watercolour paints and water-based markers, we will create a bold, stylised portrait focusing on strong lines, exaggerated features and solid colour. As this is not a classic realistic portrait, it allows you as an artist to be innovative and have fun with the design.
The flat style has been immensely popular in the web design scene, but it’s also a fun illustration style that results in cool abstract artwork which is perfect for infographics, icons or even branding. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to create a vector space scene and planet in Adobe Illustrator, using its powerful shape building tools to easily create the trendy effects used by Illustrators. The artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial features a simple space scene with planets, stars and a moon all illustrated in a flat style with bright colours. The rounded lines that produce the basic shading on the planets is a really popular effect used by Illustrators who have adopted this stylised flat vector look. Begin by creating a new document in Adobe Illustrator. Draw a rectangle to cover the entire artboard to produce a background for the design. Give this rectangle a dark blue fill (#1e1e3a) by double clicking the fill box at the bottom of the toolbar. Draw a long thin rectangle elsewhere on the artboard. Turn on Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides), then hold ALT and Shift while dragging a duplicate of the rectangle until it butts up next to the original. The Smart Guides make it easy to snap the shape exactly into place. Press and …
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How To Create a Flat Style Vector Planet in Illustrator
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What You’ll Be Creating Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. Once you’ve developed the brand for a client or for your own business, you should tie all of the branding concepts together into a Brand Guidelines document. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a simple Brand Guidelines document for the resident Design and Illustration authors and regular community members, affectionately known as Team Awesome ! I’ll also share some really useful tips for creating Brand Guidelines for your own projects. You’ll need Adobe InDesign for this tutorial, which is
Artwork by James Wolf Strehle Games of all sorts are a part of everyday entertainment for many of us. The artists involved in the creation of video games, card games, mobile games and more are an essential piece to the puzzle in this incredibly visual interactive media. Whether you’re aiming to work for a large well-known company like Blizzard Entertainment or Wizards of the Coast , or a smaller company that produces mobile games like Sunstorm Games , knowing what it takes to be a game artist is crucial for your career’s success. I interviewed several artists and designers working in various facets of the gaming and entertainment industry in order to get to know their experiences as professional artists. Consider this your guide to working as a game artist. What Do Game Artists Do? Let’s start with a breakdown, in no particular order, of some of the roles open to artists and designers within various gaming-related companies: Concept Artists: The idea people! These artists put together a variety of conceptual work for a game. Whether it’s characters, settings, items within a game, or an entire world, conceptual drawings, illustrations, and paintings are a huge part of building a game up from a simple idea or outline. These roles …
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So You Want to Be a Game Artist?
In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating vector artwork with just a handful of basic tools, simple shapes and flat colours to build up a fun composition. Abstract vector illustrations like this can be applied to anything, it could be printed on the back of a business card, applied as a skateboard deck or even made into a vehicle wrap! That’s the power of vector graphics, their infinite scalability and crisp lines makes them really versatile and ideal for printing. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: How To Create a Fun Vector Illustration appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
What You’ll Be Creating Traditional painting by default is not very precise. The brushes are made for creating big patches of colors that may become details when observed from a distance. When you try to paint at a smaller scale using a tiny brush, it turns into a drawing. In digital painting the border between drawing and painting is quite blurred. In the end it boils down to one difference: if you’re trying to control the stroke, you’re drawing; if you want the stroke to be free and expressive, you’re painting. The problem occurs when you want to be expressive with your strokes and make them behave at the same time. It’s not possible in traditional painting, but in Photoshop we can do it quite easily, without overusing the Eraser Tool. Do you want to know how to turn a piece of line art into a beautiful painting and make the lines obsolete in the process? Follow me then! Tutorial Assets (optional) My brush pack Leather texture 1. Prepare the Painting Base Before we start painting we need to define the areas that the brush shouldn’t cross. If we didn’t do it first, we would need to control every stroke afterwards. By defining the borders we’ll force …
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How to Remove Lines From a Drawing: Convert a Drawing Into a Digital Painting
In the Design & Illustration section, we have a large community of readers and instructors… otherwise known as Team Awesome . We’re looking for a few more people to join our instructor ranks to create amazing educational content… could you be who we’re looking for? What We’re Looking For We’re looking for some new instructors to help fill regular content spots in the following areas: Vector Does the thought of smooth curves and creating graphics with the minimal point count get you going? Whatever your software choice (Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, CorelDRAW, GIMP, Inkscape, Affinity Designer, etc…), we’re looking for beginner to advanced tutorials, small or long projects. We’re especially interested in editorial illustration , infographics and text effects , but if your talent can match or better our current instructors, there will be space for you on the team! Design Skills & Theory Do you know what makes a good …
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What You’ll Be Creating With this tutorial I’d like to show you how to create a piece of isometric art using Hexel and Illustrator. Read on to learn about Hexel’s fast pace to iterate concepts and easy-to-create neat textures. To follow the tutorial with ease, I recommend that you download the resources provided with the tutorial, have Hexel and a graphic tablet ready to draw, and Illustrator open. When you do, scroll down to begin. 1. Iterate Concepts With Hexel Step 1 With Hexel open and the graphics tablet wired, create a new file