Amazing Doodles Like You’ve Never Seen

Amazing Doodles Like You’ve Never Seen

It all started a year ago for Filipino artist, Kerby Rosanes. From a single doodle idea, he’s managed to create a truly eye-catching body of work that his clients and his fans just can’t get enough of. Big things are in store for this talented illustrator.

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Odd Facial Expressions Sketched with Ballpoint Pens

Odd Facial Expressions Sketched with Ballpoint Pens

Magical things can happen when you take everyday office items and you apply a healthy dose of imagination and skill. Just ask David Perez who creates hyper-expressive portraits using only ballpoint pens.

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How to Create Hand Lettering Artwork on Paper

How to Create Hand Lettering Artwork on Paper

This is a simple tutorial on how to create beautiful typography artwork by hand. No digital technology is involved. After you complete this tutorial, you should have a grasp on my personal technique that I use on Nonsense Thoughts and you will be able to apply these skills in creating your own unique style of hand lettering, sketching and illustration artwork. Let’s have some fun!

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Create Vector 3D Cogwheels in Adobe Illustrator

Create Vector 3D Cogwheels in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw 3D cogwheels using basic vector objects that we’ll then convert into 3D objects. I’ll also demonstrate a technique for making reflections that you can later adapt and use in other illustrations.

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Create a Shiny Stereo Receiver in Photoshop from Scratch

Create a Shiny Stereo Receiver in Photoshop from Scratch

In this tutorial, I’ll lead you through the process of creating a detailed stereo receiver from scratch using Photoshop’s vector-drawing capabilities. We’ll use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques such as shapes, layer styles and filters (just to name a few). So fire up Photoshop and let’s get started!

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Artist Discovery Series: Vector Illustration

Artist Discovery Series: Vector Illustration

For this first installment of Design Instruct’s Artist Discovery Series, we’ll shine the spotlight on some very talented illustrators who work with vector illustration programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.

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Sketchbook Treasures from the Twitter Feed

Sketchbook Treasures from the Twitter Feed

Last weekend, we called upon you, the readers, to Tweet or submit some sketches that you found in your old sketchbooks and notepads. This is what we’ve gotten so far.

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Create a Cute Bird’s Nest in Illustrator

Create a Cute Bird’s Nest in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll create a cute bird’s nest with a cracked eggshell inside of it. We’ll start by drawing our artwork with the Pen Tool, bringing it to life with the Gradient Tool, and finishing it up by adding shadows and highlights. We’ll use some often-neglected Illustrator tools and features, such as the set of symbol tools in the Tools panel and working with color groups in the Swatches panel.

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How to Color Inked Line Art in Photoshop

How to Color Inked Line Art in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going give you a general overview of how I digitally color an illustration. We’ll go over scanning, cleaning, flatting, coloring, rendering, and texturing techniques. There’s just as many ways to coloring a drawing digitally as there is to painting a picture. This tutorial won’t focus on any specific way to blend or choose colors; we’ll assume you have knowledge of the basics.

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How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop

How to Develop a Handmade Illustration with Photoshop

This tutorial will give you a general workflow overview of how to create traditional illustrations on paper and then refining it further in Photoshop. We will use Indian ink, paintbrushes and a brush pen to ink our pencil sketch, and then watercolor to fill in the illustration. Then we will place the illustration into Photoshop to perform some fine-tuning and image corrections.

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Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a realistic electric guitar using only Photoshop. I hope you will learn a lot of techniques that can help you create complex photorealistic compositions. This tutorial is quite extensive and might take you a few hours to complete.

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Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

Make a Realistic Motorola Xoom Smart Tablet in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to draw a realistic Motorola Xoom, which is an Android-based smart tablet. We will use basic vector-drawing tools in Photoshop, layer styles, tweak its highlights and shadows manually using the Brush Tool, and much more.

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