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Inspiration

  • Inspiration
    22 Design & Illustration Tutorials on Tuts+ for Creative Cat LoversCatpreview
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    For April Fools Day, we at Tuts+ would like to celebrate the awesomeness of cats with a roundup of our favourite tutorials in the Design & Illustration section featuring our feline friends. In addition, our community has shared their own creations for you to check out!Read More…
  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer?Kea2
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    Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists that inhabit them. Today we’ll explore the world of freelance graphic designers. As in previous articles in this series, I sought out several freelance graphic designers from around the globe to share their experiences with me. Happily, they obliged, and we discussed their training, daily tasks, sourcing clients, various media they work in, self-promotion, and more.Read More…
  • Interviews
    To the Point: Interview With Ioana ȘopovPreview
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    Interview with Romania-based illustrator Ioana Șopov. Share in her experience as an artist, her impressive body of work, her freelance work for global clients, and her future plans as an illustrator. Ioana has a wonderfully diverse portfolio and history of projects, and it's my pleasure to share her artwork and words of wisdom with you all today.Read More…
  • Interviews
    To the Point: Interview With Rod HuntPreview
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    Interview with London-based illustrator Rod Hunt. Read on to get a dose of his intricate artwork, and learn about his experiences as an artist and as chairman of PR for ICON—The Illustration Conference. Plus, you can answer the question on everyone's mind, "Where's Stig?" through his work for the BBC's Top Gear. Let's get to the point!Read More…
  • Inspiration
    Create a Design Moodboard: Communicating Color and Texture in Adobe InDesignPreview image2
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    Moodboards are a great way of organizing your ideas for a design project. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to put together a grid-based moodboard, and look at how you can combine images, color, textures and typography to give the board a unified, professional look. Read More…
  • Careers
    So You Want to Be a Freelance Illustrator?Hanna3
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    This post gives you a guide to freelance illustration as a career. We’ll discuss freelance illustrators' training, daily tasks, how they source clients, the media they work in, self-promotion and motivation, and more. Freelancers need to manage their time, money, and client base wisely in order to keep things running. They are often their own boss and take on multiple roles in order to keep things moving throughout their career. Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, February RoundPreview
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    Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but also try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this round of results and join in for the next roundup!Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Community Project Showcase: Your First Creations—Part TwoPastandpresentpt2 preview
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    We asked you to take us on your own creative journey by showing us your first and most recent digital art creations. Today we take a look at the incredible past and present creations from our readers.Read More…
  • Adobe Illustrator
    10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should LearnAipreview
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    Are you new to Adobe Illustrator? Well you're in luck, because here are my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn.Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by YouUntitled 1
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    Every day here at Tuts+ we publish fantastic tutorials in the Design & Illustration section, written by a variety of artists. And every day readers like you take the time not only to comment on these tutorials, but also to recreate the designs and techniques being taught and to share them with the rest of the community. Check out an assortment of tutorials results below created by you, our readers!Read More…
  • Drawing Theory
    Why Is It So Hard to Draw From Imagination? Here's How to Do It!Drawing from imagination prev
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    Can you draw from a reference, but not from imagination? Are you constantly frustrated because of that? In this article I'll show you the reason for it and, most importantly, how to overcome it.Read More…
  • Interviews
    To the Point: Interview With Shane KoehlerPreview
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    Everyone is in for such a treat today as I interview Shane Koehler, nature illustrator extraordinaire. His work, mostly watercolor-based, explores nature's inspirational beauty and strength, inviting viewers to experience his view of the world around us. Read on to learn all about the self-taught painter and his environmental messages through his artwork.Read More…
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