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Character Design

  • Halloween
    From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe PhotoshopSpeedpaint concept prev
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    Can you speed paint a detailed design? In this tutorial I'll show you how to do it using only one simple brush and a bunch of useful techniques. Paint without thinking, and create on the fly!Read More…
  • Halloween
    Create Your Own Terrifying Monster Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator Were bunny preview
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    Orifice was once the sole companion of a young girl with just a little too much time on her hands, and a few too many books of varying subjects at her disposal. One fateful evening, she came across her beloved pet, torn and twisted from a vicious animal attack. Unable to accept her fuzzy, woodland creature's demise, she quickly got to tinkering and unearthed a new and improved version. In this tutorial, we will "retrace" her steps and recreate Orifice as a monster of epic proportions. Read More…
  • Illustration
    Design Course: Fundamentals of Children's IllustrationKidsfun
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    This course will teach you how to create illustrations for children, with three hands-on projects in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to work with color modes and tell the difference between RGB and CMYK, how to use storyboarding, how to scan and paint your illustrations, and how to add special effects. If you want to start a new career in children's illustration, or if you're an illustrator looking to strengthen your skill set, then this is the course for you.Read More…
  • Illustration
    New Course: Drawing Fantasy Creatures DigitallyFantasy
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    Our new course, Drawing Fantasy Creatures Digitally, will teach you how to draw two creatures of pure imagination: a centaur and a dragon. The element of fantasy presents some challenges, such as lack of photo references, but on the other hand we have the opportunity for more creative expression. The instruction blends traditional drawing techniques with modern digital workflows in Adobe Photoshop. Read More…
  • Video Game Art
    Create a Modern Fantasy Card Design for Eminence: Xander's Tales in Illustrator Preview image
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    Learn to design a modern fantasy card illustration based on the upcoming card game Eminence: Xander's Tales, in Adobe IllustratorRead More…
  • Cartoon
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw ChildrenPreview cartoon children
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    The difference between the drawing of an adult and a drawing of a baby, a child or a teenager is directly related to their anatomical proportions. But in cartoon style, it isn't only that which defines your character. There are a number of specific behaviors and mannerisms at this phase of life that allows your character to have a bigger appeal in relation to the public.Read More…
  • Portrait
    Create the Enchanting Maleficent Portrait in Adobe IllustratorMaleficent by yuzach tutsplus 400
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    In this tutorial we will discover how to draw a bewitching stylized portrait of Maleficent in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using various effects, such as Blur effect for soft shadows and overtones. Let the magic begin!Read More…
  • Character Design
    Create a Fun Cartoon Character Face in Adobe IllustratorCartoonfacepreview
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    In the following steps you will learn how to create a fun character face in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create an Easy, Valentine's Day Bunny in Adobe IllustratorFinal image400
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cute character, Valentine's Bunny, in Adobe Illustrator. Using just the basic shapes you can create any cartoon animal you want. Also I will show you how to create a triangle and a heart shapes, which are not on the Tools panel.Read More…
  • Animation
    Create a 2D Sprite Sheet for Unity 4.3 in InkscapePreviewretina
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    Unity's 4.3 update was a great big door swinging open for 2D game developers, with many new tools and ways to approach 2D game development in this already powerful engine. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a character in Inkscape that can be used in Unity 4.3's amazing new editor.Read More…
  • Illustration
    Create a Skating Girl With Basic Shapes in Adobe IllustratorFinal image skater
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    You don't need to be a cool artist to vector characters. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them just with basic shapes. To find out how, let's start!Read More…
  • Illustration
    How to Draw Hair and Clothes for a Virtual Dress-Up Doll in Illustrator400
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    This has always been my favorite part of playing with dolls: dressing them up! If you're playing along with the Community Challenge, this is where the base body comes in handy. Join me in Adobe Illustrator where we'll draw hair and clothes with the Blob Brush Tool, make a Clipping Mask, use the Blend Tool, and apply various Blending Modes to objects within our vector work to create better transitions between elements.Read More…
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