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Whether it’s a web comic, comic book, or graphic novel, the artists of the comic world have a variety of roles within a comic’s creation, and all of them are pretty fantastic. Jem and the Holograms art by Sophie Campbell . I interviewed several comic creators and artists whose roles vary from self-produced comic artist to penciler to colorist and more! From web to print, consider this article your guide to working as a comic artist. What Do Comic Artists Do? Let’s start with a breakdown, in no particular order, of some of the roles artists within the world of comics may take on: Penciler:
If you love the design style from the 1920s, 30s, 40s & 50s you definitely want to check out this new Vintage Designer’s Kit . It’s a bundle of design resources that help you achieve the popular vintage aesthetic in your design work with textures, brushes, fonts and effects packs. Convincing vintage style artwork is hard to create without the right materials, but these products have been sourced, scanned and captured from real antiques so you can inject a piece of history right into your work for truly authentic results. All the items in this library are best selling products on their own, but with this special offer you can grab $600 worth of goods for just $29 thanks to the massive 95% discount. Most importantly, full Extended Licensing is included so you’re safe to use these tools in your client work and prints you intend to sell, giving you loads of opportunities for fun projects and passive income streams. These best selling products allow you to easily produce retro style print effects, sophisticated Art Deco patterns, detailed engraved illustrations and more, with authentic results. Some of the materials have taken decades to slowly decay to form the ultimate …
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Nail the Vintage Design Aesthetic with These Best Selling Resources
Over the past two years I’ve been working with the nice folks from Design Cuts to spread the word about their fantastic design bundles. It has been great to help my readers save $1000s on top quality design resources (whilst also enjoying them myself!), but for every deal I’ve shared there’s always a bunch of unfortunate people who didn’t get the news in time and missed out on the offers. If you’ve been in that situation yourself, or if you’re new around here and haven’t seen these offers before, I have some great news! To celebrate their 2nd birthday , Design Cuts are hosting a Multi Deal Fest , allowing you to grab any bundle that you might …
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The World’s Best Design Bundles, in One Massive Event!
What You’ll Be Creating Preparing your InDesign documents for sending to print or exporting as digital files shouldn’t take up hours of your time. Ensure your documents are error-free with this short guide to proofing your work, and have more time left over for fun! What Is Proofing and Why Should I Do It? If you’re more used to design software with a solely visual emphasis, like Illustrator or Photoshop, you may not be used to proofing your work at the end of the design process. Proofing ensures your InDesign documents are error-free, both in terms of content (e.g. overset text) and technical quality (e.g. color suitability [CMYK or RGB] and image resolution). If you take just a few minutes to proof your work, you’re more likely to have a better-quality, error-free final result, so it’s always worth doing. The good news is that InDesign helps you with the proofing process by providing tools and panels that do some of the hard work for you.
The handmade look is more than just a design trend, it’s now a coveted style that’s used to produce stunning artwork for all kinds of projects from printed products through to digital web graphics. Mastering the crafts to painstakingly construct your creations using real life tools without the safety net of CTRL+Z can be extremely rewarding, but the time requirement just isn’t feasible for most design projects. It’s no wonder then why digital tools that recreate authentic looking handmade art are so popular. Tools like handcrafted fonts, texture kits and ready made illustrations are extremely sought after resources, and they’re all included in a new bundle from Design Cuts that combines the best selling handmade design resource products at a staggering 95% discount. If you want a set of professional quality tools to produce the most in demand style at the moment, this bundle is for you! The Lovingly Handcrafted Design …
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All the Tools you Need to Achieve the Handmade Style
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial I will introduce you to watercolour paints. Watercolours are very transportable, and can be used in the comfort of your own home (and easily cleared away) or in front of your favourite view. Why Watercolour? Watercolour paintings are instantly recognisable and have a glow and vividness that no other medium can match. You will end up with paintings that express dark and light as only watercolour can. The paints are very unpredictable as you are actually adding colour to water and working with the water. At times you can control it, and at others you can’t. But if you learn to accept that unpredictability, and use it to…
Introduction to Traditional Media: Watercolour
The modern design style is the focus of this new bundle from Design Cuts . It contains an array of best selling design resources to help you nail the fresh and clean look that’s so popular in both print and web design. There’s 1000s of individual items, including contemporary fonts, professional mockups templates, infographics, resume templates, icons, and modern backgrounds. The total value of all the products is over $1300, but thanks to a massive 98% discount the price is slashed to just $29 . This is a rare opportunity to get loads of useful resources that will enhance your design…
Vector graphics are handy resources that can save you lots of time when creating your designs, but I find it’s the items that you wouldn’t be able to produce yourself that are particularly important. Artistic styles like still life watercolour paintings or 19th century engraved illustrations take years to master, so without ready made design resources it just wouldn’t be feasible to use these effects in your work. Thankfully there’s a range of high quality digital products that allow you to inject the images you need directly into your designs like Neo learning Kung Fu in The Matrix. The Versatile Vector Collection is currently on offer at Design Cuts with 94% off . It contains 1000s of best selling vector products that have been chosen by you, the community. With these packs in your arsenal you’ll be able to produce illustrations you never knew you were capable of! Own 37 high quality vector packs containing intricate patterns, floral ornaments, detailed wreaths, authentic illustrations and more. These products were chosen from the community’s wish list of items they wanted to see in a bundle so every one of them is a best selling sought after resource that would usually only be available individually at its full price. This bundle provides a unique opportunity to get a comprehensive library of tools for 94% off the total value, making the deal price just $29 . Here’s the items that I’m personally looking forward to using in my projects: Vintage Vector Illustrations Authentic 19th century illustrations like this are impossible to create yourself, unless you’re a master illustrator! All these drawings have been carefully scanned and converted into vector graphics so they can be used at any size. Classical…
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create four types of donuts in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with the base, which is a classic plain donut, and then we’ll use this one to create the four variations: chocolate sprinkles, icing with chocolate chips, plain sugar, and strawberry frosted. The great news is that we will also use the same Scatter Brush to create all the decorations on the donuts. Let’s get started while they’re fresh! 1. Start a New Project
What You’ll Be Creating Eagles are some of the most imposing and graceful birds in the skies today, and I always marvel at their dominating presence and serious expressions. For Americans they are held very dear indeed, taking pride as the country’s national bird.