We publish a wide variety of tutorials and tips on Vectortuts+, but it's not often we get to see the other side of our tutorials. In our latest workshop we shine a spotlight on the fantastic work created by the students of Vectortuts+ and give you the opportunity to take part in round 2. Find out how you can join in on the next installment after the jump!
From time to time, we have readers show us what they've been able to create by using our tutorials or what's been inspired by one of our tutorials. Often seeing what others have made inspires others to give it a go. This is what our new Tuts+ Workshop is all about... sharing with our readers what you've created!
Tuts+ Workshop: Created by You, Round One
Check out these great vector pieces by our readers in this first installment and then find out how you can join in on this Tuts+ Workshop. There is more to come so if you don't see your vector here, keep your eyes open for the next one.
"Hello. My name is Duc Su. I am not a graphic designer by trade more of just a hobby passing the time. The selection of software I chose was Adobe Illustrator for learning vector artwork. I knew nothing of this software other then how to open it. My first attempt on using Illustrator was a total disaster, naturally.
What better way to learn the in's and out's of AI than to search Vectortuts+ tutorial section. After following a couple of simple examples, I felt more comfortable using the software and at the same time learned some few tips and tricks from the experts."
"My name is Anne Elster from Hamburg, Germany. I am a Web Designer and Community Volunteer for deviantaART. I love Vector Art and Typography, especially as they are both so closely related!"
Anne's deviantART account. Anne has also written several great typography tutorials for us!
"My name is Azhar Setiawan. I'm a Freelance Designer from Indonesia. I love vector, typography and papercraft too. I'm 23 years old. I specialize in creating and re-design logo and web sites. I use CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator."
Azhar's deviantART account.
"My name is Jason Tran and I'm currently a high school student and an aspiring photographer. I'm very inspired by simplistic, classy pieces of art. Traveling tends to help inspire ideas for my photography and design work. Hopefully, I can live out the dream of being a traveling photographer and explore the exotic and wondrous places to further sustain my passion."
"My name is Daniel Isberg (pronounced "iceberg" in English) and I live in Sweden. I am currently 19 years old and I have been using computers and Adobe programs since I was about 6-8 years old. Simply any vector will inspire me."
Daniel's deviantART account.
Daniel followed the tutorial "Create a Burning Vector Match using Gradient Mesh" for his illustration. A popular tutorial written by Iaroslav Lazunov.
One Skill Wonder
"I commonly know as Violet, currently a graphic design student in Australia. I think I'm bit of a typophile, because my loving interest in typography. I think the beauty of type relies on small details that might looks very simple to create but actually very hard to master therefore it inspires me to be observant whether on typeface or type artwork. My favourite illustrator shows the best typography include Sergio Moctezuma and Oscar Wilson.
I like to use minimum yet bold colours to express the simplicity of my work, sometimes added with little bit of humour so I look a lot into retro or vintage illustration to pop art. Also I like to play with juxtaposition so some of my pixar film posters are trying to get that point across."
One Skill Wonder's deviantART account.
How to Get Involved!
Would you like to show off what you've been able to create by following our tutorials? Are you proud of what you have achieved? Join the Vectortuts+ Facebook page and post what you've created by using a Vectortuts+ tutorial.
- Artwork must have a visible similarity to one of the tutorials on the website, so readers can see what they could possibly achieve! It doesn't have to be perfect, nor does it have to look exactly like the end tutorial result, just similar.
- We have readers checking out the Vectortuts+ Facebook page, so please link to the tutorial you used so others can check it out also.
- You may submit more than one design, however we may spread the pieces over different articles to give other people a chance to shine as well.
- When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website/online portfolio. We love knowing more about our readers, especially when we see how much creativity and talent they have!
- Have fun! All submissions are welcome - regardless of whether you've been vectoring one month or ten years!