Apr 07, 2011 — 5 comments
Thought some of you might like to see my process for designing a character. This one is filled with cocoa love and chocolaty goodness. I’ll take the concept from sketch through to vector final. You’ll learn the process of making a fun loving character based on a clear concept. Also, a quick warning – you may be overcome by the urge to consume copious amounts of chocolate by reading this, but fortunately it’s all part of the creative process.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a hyper-realistic illustration of a flashlight. This style of illustration is particularly popular for icons and technical illustrations. Although this tutorial is more advanced than others, don’t let that dissuade you from giving it a go, you will find it’s written in an easy to understand format and the results will be worth the perseverance.
Cubism is one of the most outstanding movements in abstract art. Geometric shapes, vivid colors, simple figures, and textures are all distinctive features of this style. Let’s try to recreate the cubist painting in Illustrator inspired by works of Pablo Picasso – after learning some simple techniques you’ll be able to easily paint your own cubist composition.
In this tutorial we will learn how to make a realistic looking illustration of an Apple iPad using the Rounded Corner Rectangle, Gradient Mesh and Gradient Tool. Don’t let the professional finish fool you; this tutorial is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
Use Illustrator’s basic shapes to form the outline and structure of a cute baby monster character, before adding colour, gradients and effects to bring the design to life.
His Majesty the Bubble! In this tutorial we will learn how to create realistic colorful bubbles. We’ll cover numerous techniques and build this illustrations step by step. Set aside a couple hours for this one!
Taking a bitmap scanned sketch to a vector artwork can be handled in various ways. Here French illustrator Olivier Blanc breaks out Illustrator’s swirl and star tools to do the job.
Raster effects can be made in Illustrator easily. Here are three examples of what you can do by combining Illustrators vector tools, and brushes, with raster effects. The possibilities are endless when only your imagination is the limit.
Learn to create a stylized Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator. I’ll take you through how to make every detail of the final illustration, which will teach you some new techniques and introduce you to some new Illustrator tools. Let’s get started with creating this iconic, retro puzzle cube.
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to create a suitcase tag with the help of the 3D tools. Learn how to make a custom, seamless, vector pattern quickly. We’ll use numerous 3D and layer effects, as well as warping, simple shape creation, pathfinder tools, and more.
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