Apr 07, 2011 — 6 comments
This tutorial is for all you groovy, peace-loving people, and a tribute for those good old times. Quickly learn how to create a stylized hippie van using some simple illustration techniques and Illustrator’s new drawing modes. Let’s get started with creating this iconic, retro peace van.
Hi there. In the following tutorial you can learn to create a cartoonish popcorn box. The Warp effects play a big role in this tutorial. For the popcorn shapes you will have to use some calligraphic brushes, linear gradients and drop shadow effects.
This is an exercise in digital drawing using Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial, we’ll predominantly be using the Pen, Pencil and Gradient tools to create a fun retro remote-control airplane illustration. It takes quite a bit of work with the Pen, so make sure you’re familiar with the Pen Tool before beginning. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, this tut is not too difficult, so let’s get on with it!
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make an Interactive DVD player in Illustrator. To reach the final result we will use the instrument Rounded Rectangle Tool, the option 3D > Extrude & Bevel and the Map Art option.
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!
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