Looking at an artist’s sketchbook is like seeing their rawest and most unadulterated ideas.
I don’t know about all of you, but I get a little envious of people who possess incredible illustration skills.
Illustration is one of purest forms of creation. Often, It involves nothing but your imagination, your pencil and — not to mention — an immense level of focus.
These stunning drawings appear to be three-dimensional. They show how creative professionals can push the boundaries of our visual perception.
Anyone who has tried their hand at illustration know that it’s usually much easier if you do it in pencil first. Not for DZO Olivier.
Sometimes, it can difficult to be inspired to create anything. For concept artist Johnson Ting, however, his inspiration has moved him to create a whole new alternate universe.
Illustration is perhaps the oldest form of human communication. Our ancestors used pictographs and symbols to record narratives and convey complex ideas. That is still true today.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!