Posts tagged style
What You’ll Be Creating Less is more when it comes to designing layouts! We take a look at how incorporating more white space into your InDesign layouts can make a huge difference to your work, taking your designs from crowded and fussy to streamlined and polished in an instant.
R for Type Collective Welcome to this interview with Romania-based illustrator Ioana Șopov. Share in her experience as an artist, her impressive body of work, her freelance work for global clients, and her future plans as an illustrator. Ioana has a wonderfully diverse portfolio and history of projects, and it’s my pleasure to share her artwork and words of wisdom with you all today. Hi Ioana! Thanks so much for the interview. Let’s start at the beginning: What got you into illustration? Thank you a lot for having me! Well I’ve always been into drawing like all kids are, and it has been a constant hobby throughout my life, though I was never sure I’d be able to turn it into a viable career choice. I was in my third year of studying Interior Design when I attended a local workshop with designers and illustrators and that sort of put me on this track. I started getting freelance work even before I graduated and that was the thing that sealed the deal, so to speak. Ioana herself. Who or what are your main sources of inspiration? I’ve always liked sequential illustrations, comics and graphic novels. One of my first “heroes” so to speak, Matthew Woodson, is a fantastic illustrator who used to create short sequences of amazingly detailed illustrations that just blew my mind. In the beginning most of my personal work revolved around nature and man, and the relationship between the two. I think that influenced my commissioned work as…
To the Point: Interview With Ioana Șopov
What You’ll Be Creating When beginner artists start their adventure with digital painting, or painting in general, all they see are colors. Just as drawing is about lines, painting is about putting colors all around and making them look consistent together. The problem is, color is a much more complex issue than line.
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
What You’ll Be Creating Moodboards are a great way of organizing your ideas for a design project. You can simply use a moodboard as a personal creative aid, providing inspiration and direction for tackling a brief. Moodboards are also fantastic methods of communicating your creative ideas to a client. A polished, beautiful board can give your client an immediate understanding of your style and intentions for a project, and can help to get them on board (no pun intended!)
What You’ll Be Creating Warping objects is a fantastic way of achieving some great, realistic effects. This tutorial will show you how to use shape properties, smart objects, textures, layer styles, and brushes to create a simple, stencil banner text effect. Then, you’ll get to use the Warp command to make the final result look more realistic and give it some more depth. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Lintsec Regular
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…
What You’ll Be Creating Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Beon Medium
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll transform circles and polygons into a brightly colored field of flower designs with CorelDRAW’s Distort Tool. Create simple daisies and leaves perfect for a seamless pattern as a sweet reminder of springtime, no matter the time of year. Additionally, you’ll layer custom patterns and shape styles to bring complexity into the final design. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Ever wanted to feel like an architect and create a model of a city with fancy buildings? This tutorial is exactly for you! Learn how to make trendy flat style houses with basic shapes, Pathfinder operations and the Shape Builder Tool, change color saturation and brightness in a few clicks with the Recolor Artwork function, and make up your own color schemes. Let’s get started!