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8 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator. Become an Artist >> Browse Articles >> Art Careers 4.

8 Steps to Becoming an Illustrator

Know Your Field Pop quiz: Who are the experts in illustration? Visual Design - University of California, San Diego. Course Syllabus A blank canvas is full of possibility.

Visual Design - University of California, San Diego

If you have an idea for a user experience, how do you turn it into a beautiful and effective user interface? This covers covers principles of visual design so that you can effectively organize and present information with your interfaces. You'll learn concrete strategies to create user interfaces, including key lessons in typography, information architecture, layout, color, and more. You’ll learn particular issues that arise in new device contexts, such as mobile and responsive interfaces. Topics include: visual designBauhaus graphic design principlestypography interface layout information architecture Recommended Background. Paletton - The Color Scheme Designer. 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials. Back when Mickey Mouse was drawn by Walt Disney in 1928, it was all pencil and paper, and the frequent use of the ever dependable eraser.

40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

More than 80 years has passed and yet we still see Mickey Mouse cartoons all around the world. That 80+ years has also brought advances in computer technology and software which now allows us to move away from the pencil, paper and the ever dependable eraser, to advanced drawing applications and input (drawing) devices. In this edition/article, we’ll be featuring the best 40+ tutorials on drawing cartoons with Adobe Illustrator and we hope it would expand your creativity and imagination to be the next Walt Disney. Here are some related post you might be interested: Full list after jump. Happy Sun CharacterLearn how to create fun sun character tutorial in Illustrator.

Cute Baby SealSimple tutorial to teach you how to create a super cute baby seal. Tutorial Magazine / illustrator / drawing. 11 killer tips for a successful Tumblr blog. Tumblr provides a simple and highly effective platform to share ideas, inspirational concepts and to showcase awesome work to a thriving design community.

11 killer tips for a successful Tumblr blog

But with the number of Tumblr blogs approaching the 100 million mark, how can you ensure your blog stands out from the pack? It may seem an overwhelming task, but there are things you can do. For instance, Tumblr showcases interesting blogs in its prestigious Spotlight categories and your blog posts can get featured by 'tag editors' to appear in popular feeds, such as 'Design' or 'Illustration'. Likes and reblogs Two years ago today I set up a Tumblr blog called Type Worship. After a few months Type Worship was included in Tumblr’s Typography Spotlight section, after which it grew so fast I had to turn off email alerts for likes and followers. Here are some principles, learned through my own trial and error, that can be adapted to your own Tumblr blogs... 01.

What's your angle, your passion? 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. How to Make a Zine. Zine-making isn’t about rules or knowledge; it’s about freedom and POWER.

How to Make a Zine

Zines are self-published, small-circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They usually deal with topics too controversial or niche for mainstream media, presented in an unpolished layout and unusual design. Everyone, from a major NGO to a teenager like you, can be an author (and also an editor, art director, and publisher) of a zine, and that’s part of what makes them so awesome. Since the invention of the photocopy machine, zine-making has been one most popular forms of independent publishing, especially in underground communities. Jad Abumrad: Why “Gut Churn” Is an Essential Part of the Creative Process.

What’s gut churn?

Jad Abumrad: Why “Gut Churn” Is an Essential Part of the Creative Process

Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad describes it as the radical uncertainty that’s a core part of any creative process that really pushes the envelope. You’re entering unknown territory, and working without a map. Using examples from Radiolab’s own evolution, Jad shares the benefits of negative feedback and how we can look out for “pointing arrows” that can help guide our work (even when it hurts). Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, which reaches roughly 2 million people per month. He’s been called a “master of the radio craft” for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling and a personal approach to explaining complex topics, from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the mathematics of morality. Radiolab NY Times Profile @jadabumrad. TUTORIAL 2//PAPERCOLOR.

A lot of you have been asking for tips + tricks to watercoloring, so i’ve decided to share some color knowledge with you!


Color mixing has always been my favorite part of art. it’s so amazing how many colors you can make… with so few colors. i personally like to stick with mostly primary colors to create my palette. i think using too many ‘straight from the tube’ colors gives your work a flat look. plus, you can save lots of money by mixing your own colors from the basics. p.s.let me know what you think of my tutorial… maybe this will become a regular post!