Community: Totem Project 2


After the fantastic response to Vectortuts+ Totem Collection 1, I'm happy to present Vectortuts+ Totem Collection 2! Part two has some great pieces to look at, including a few submissions from our Vectortuts Flickr Group. You can still take part in this fun project! Check out our second totem, and how to get involved in future Totem Projects, at the jump.

Vectortuts+ Totem, Collection 2

If I had to name the Totem Collection 2, it would be "Futuristic Aztec". This Totem has plenty of cute details, lots of inspiration from Aztec designs and a bit of robot machinery thrown in for good measure.

The submissions to the Flickr Group have been fantastic. If you've already sent us work, keep an eye out for future Totem collections. We're continuing to organize the submissions over the coming weeks and hope to share as many of the artworks as possible.

Haven't sent us your artwork yet? Find out how you can be part of Collection 3 at the end of this post.

    Artist Profiles

  • Sleepy Invader : Alongkorn Sanguansook

    Alongkorn Sanguansook is a character designer/ illustrator /animator who works for 2-spot communications Co.,Ltd. He loves to create characters with colorful gradient and shading techniques.

    Folio Link

  • AzteCute : El Mostro

    My work was inspired on the Aztec eagle warriors. These warriors are the Elite of the Aztec Army, they are wise and brave, I love Aztec culture and cartoons, hope you like it!

    Folio Link

  • My Bronze Steampunk Moustache : Stephen Chan

    Stephen's illustration style is unique and detailed, “I try to implement as much detail and make the illustration as fun and interesting as possible,” he says. “It’s character driven, and often involves large, isometric detailed landscapes and scenes.” His work has been in several magazines and exhibited nationally and internationally.

    Folio Link

  • Aztec Guy : Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly is a multi-discipline digital artist and educator whos work
    includes Illustration, animation and motion graphics.
    He co-runs McKelly Design and Illustration Along with Kate McInnes.

    Folio Link

  • Indiantotem (3 parts) : Gabriel Mourelle

    My name is Gabriel Mourelle. I live in Argentina. I am a Graphic Design graduate from "Universidad de Buenos Aires" and I owe a big part of what I am to it.
    I started working as a freelance web designer while taking my first steps in the world of illustration. The latter gaining bigger importance in my life to the point of becoming my career. Since 2007 I have been working in Kohali S.A (a company responsible of producing web content) participating in various projects. Nowadays I am making art for online games at Metrogames

    Folio Link

  • Kucherenko : Anastasiia Kucherenko

    I am Anastasiia Kucherenko, a self-taught illustrator from the Ukraine, currently living and working in China. I love drawing and experimenting with different styles. You can download my freebie packs from Vectortuts+

    Folio Link

How to Get Involved!

Would you like to participate in the Vectortuts+ Totem Project? It's easy, all you need to do is Download the Template, join the Vectortuts+ Flickr Group and get creative!

How to Make a Totem:

  1. Download the Design Template and Artwork Guidelines
  2. Draw your image and export it as a .Jpg (more instructions can be found in the download file)
  3. Upload your design to Flickr, include the tag "vectortuts totem" and a short paragraph about yourself and your work.
  4. Add your design to the Vectortuts+ Flickr Group


  • Artwork can be any style or theme as long as it's vector and 100% your own work.
  • You don't have to spend hours and hours on your piece, the project's aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design as long as you let us know what order they stack in.
  • The final image must be a 600px by 320px 72dpi RGB Jpg (to fit our blog template).
  • When you publish your work on Flickr, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.
  • Make sure to add your final artwork to the Vectortuts+ Flickr Group and add the tag "vectortuts totem" to your image data.

Bitten by the Project Bug?

Did you know that Vectortuts+ Editor, Sean Hodge, runs a weekly Vector Assignment? With the holidays fast approaching, it's the perfect time to get involved! Check out the Weekly Vectortuts+ Assignments!

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