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What You’ll Be Creating Creating cartoon versions of real-life objects can allow people to do the craziest things with perhaps the most basic designs, while exploring their creativity to no end! Cars are no exception to this way of working, and many zany ideas have been concocted over the years. In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple cartoon car, so you too can create your own twisted rendition of your favourite auto! 1. Set Up Your Document Firstly, in Photoshop click New ,
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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What You’ll Be Creating Inking comics can be fun, frustrating, or a mix of each. Working in vector has additional advantages, from not having to worry about resolution to being able to change the line art weight with the click of a button. We will look at some different ways in which you can ink a comic character with Adobe Illustrator. Using different Width Profiles in the Stroke panel we can give our line art a varied line weight. By using the Art Brush, Pattern Brush, and Scatter Brush we can make detailed design elements in a single
What You’ll Be Creating One of the great advantages of a vector graphic is that it is not only easy to edit and scale to any size, but you can also make it move! Sound like magic? Follow this tutorial and learn how to make your cute vector bicycle ride on an infinite loop in Adobe After Effects! 1. Prepare Your Image in Adobe Illustrator & Import It Into Adobe After Effects Step 1 We’ll be using the image from our Cute Flat Bicycle Adobe Illustrator tutorial . First of all, we need to prepare our image in Adobe Illustrator. You can add more details to the bicycle, such as shadows or highlights or some accessories—anything that makes your bicycle more intricate. And make sure that you add the second pedal to the bicycle (the one in the back), as we’ll make the pedals spin. I’ve changed the size of the background to 800 x 600 px to make it less square. Further, we need to place every part that will be moving on a separate layer. However, you can leave the static parts grouped together: for example, the tubes, handlebar and the seat of our bicycle. Save…
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
What You’ll Be Creating With this tutorial I’d like to show you how to create a piece of isometric art using
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…
Bounty Hunter (Star Wars fanart) Design by Juan Manuel Orozco. It’s nearly impossible to walk into a clothing store and not see a plethora of designs on the apparel being sold. Whether you’re aiming to design for a specific company or brand, or license your work as a freelancer, knowing what it takes to be an apparel designer is crucial for your career to be successful.