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!
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.
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.
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.
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.