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What You’ll Be Creating Today we bring you a new community project inspired by the fun “Wreck It” journal challenges you may have seen on the web.
This month’s interview is with the extraordinarily talented illustrator Chad Sell. Delight in his depictions of RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, web comics like Manta‑Man and his autobiographical Vreeland, and assorted projects like Dragopolis. Get the lowdown on Chad’s inspirations, process, experiences, and
In our latest Design & Illustration course , you will learn how to create and render animal characters by drawing inspiration from their real-life counterparts as well as from your own imagination.
What You’ll Be Creating We’re nearing the end of this lettering series! In this tutorial, I’m going to provide you with some more technical methods to create various forms of additional styling for your lettering. Now, you obviously know there are endless ways to stylize your lettering. I still have yet to attempt everything, but for this tutorial, we will be focusing on nine of the
It’s a common occurrence when you’re reading a tutorial that probably matches or is easier than your skill set and you think, “That’s not how I’d do it.” I know this has happened to me several times. I go with the tutorial, though, because I know that in vector, there is more than one way to do things, and perhaps someone else’s workflow may expose me to other techniques I hadn’t considered. There’s a phrase in the UK that goes: ” There’s more than one way to skin a cat .” OK, it sounds foul, but it basically means there is more than one way to do something and achieve the same result. This is the basis of …
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I love the abstract style of line art illustrations. It’s amazing how just a single stroke weight can be used to create intricate patterns and recognisable drawings with basic geometric shapes. In today’s showcase I present a range of stylish illustrations made from just stroked paths, see how these designers use simple lines to produce detailed vector art. Fancy giving this style of art a go yourself? Check out my classic tattoo style illustration tutorial to learn how to create similar line art designs. Golden Sun Overlord by Penabranca The Journey by Jennifer Wick Print Matters by Justin Tran Trust Printshop by Pavlov ZERO4 by Alessandro Bergomi Oporto by André Torres Florence Design Week by Rafa San Emeterio Line Cities by Cristian Bogdan Rosu Just a bit of fantasy by Alain L’thi Holiday Greeting Card by Yiwen Lu Mingo Lamberti by MUTI Ethnic Pattern by Maria Pastykh Get Back To Work by Drew Ellis Parliament Hill by Nick Slater Revivalist by Jeff Finley Phish Fall Tour Shirt by Brian Steely SeatGeek T-Shirt by Ben Stafford He Who Is by Ryan Clark Marvel iOS Landing Screen by Fabrico Rosa Marques Snake & Dagger by Benjamin Garner New Year’s Invite by Daniel Haire It’s for the kids! by Brian Steely Nooklyn Holiday Card by Daniel Haire Flatstock 43 Poster by Aaron Eiland The post Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Apophysis fractal program to create a Grand Julian style fractal from scratch. The Grand Julian style gets its name from the Julia set formula credited to the French mathematician Gaston Julia. Julian is a corruption of his last name with the addition of the “n” to stand for the numeric variable being applied to the formula. At the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to create a fractal similar to this one. 1. Setting Up the Base Step 1 After opening Apophysis, click the Gradient button in the main toolbar to open up the Gradient Adjustment window. We will now be selecting a color palette with which to work. You may wish to adjust this later but for now we want something that will allow us to see the contrast between the various transforms we will be adding. I have chosen 076_gris.landscape as my gradient. If you would like to follow along exactly with me, please do the same. In addition to this, change the Rotate setting to -14 . This setting simply moves through the gradient to choose a new starting point. We’ve done this since the beginning color of the gradient is rather dark and thus makes the entire base dark and difficult to see. Step 2 Close the Adjustments window and open the Editor from the main toolbar. We first need to clear out the random fractal that was generated and start with a clean canvas. Click New Flame in the top left-hand corner to reset the fractal to a blank state. Step 3 We now have a transform with Linear …
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Fractal Art: How to Create Grand Julians in Apophysis
Bhartiya City artwork. Today I’m interviewing London-based illustrator Rod Hunt. Read on to get a dose of his intricate artwork, and learn about his experiences as an artist and as chairman of PR for ICON—The Illustration Conference. Plus, you can answer the question on everyone’s mind, “Where’s Stig?” through his work for the BBC’s Top Gear. Let’s get to the point! Hey Rod, thanks so much for the interview! Let’s start at the beginning: What got you into art? Comics were a big influence me, especially British comic “2000 AD”, and the thing that got me drawing as a kid. The man himself, Rod Hunt. Who or what are your main sources of inspiration? Apart from comics, my inspirations would go back to games from my youth on the ZX Spectrum like “Knight Lore”, “Batman”, “Alien 8″, and “Head Over Heels” by Ultimate Play the Game; the isometric ones were particular favorites. I also grew up with science fiction films like “Star Wars”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Forbidden Planet”, and old TV shows like “Flash Gordon” and “Star Trek”. Their design aesthetic definitely stayed with me and their visions of the future are still what I think the future should look like. And of course the robots were always cool! I also owned a few old tin robot toys as a kid, which were amongst my favorite
Access All Areas members are in for a real treat this week. Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co. has kindly donated his complete InkBuddie PSD kit for members to download. This kit not only contains a PSD template, it also contains Photoshop Brushes, multiple textures and loads of configurable options to create a variety of screen printing effects. Produce amazing art with inspiration from 1950s print design, with effects including Halftones, Ink Rollers, Offset Print, Edge Bleed, Roughened Edges and Print Knockouts. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of resources that allow designers to easily create authentic vintage style works, and are often featured as best selling items on the whole of Creative Market. Find out more about Vintage Design Co. InkBuddie PSD Kit for Premium Members InkBuddie uses Photoshop smart layers, so all you have to do is paste your compound artwork in to the smart layer, save and you’re done. You’re then free to alter the colours of the design and toggle on various textures to capture the exact retro print style you desire. This massive InkBuddie kit is a best selling premium resource so I really appreciate Ian donating the full product for Access All Areas members to download as part of their membership. Download the source file The post InkBuddie Instant Screen Printing PSD Kit for Members
What You’ll Be Creating Digital artists have the unique ability to travel back in time by tapping into the styles and techniques of other periods. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to create a fun, dapper cat, inspired by the beautiful portrait paintings of the Victorian era. My tools of choice will be Adobe Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet. Let’s begin! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used in the production of this tutorial: Cat Reference Anthropomorphism Pinterest Inspiration Brainstorming: The Victorian Era Cats, plus moustaches and suits, always equals a very fun painting! But I had no clue when I began this project that the idea…