How To Get Your Creative Products Featured in the Press

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You might be a jewellery designer selling products online or an illustrator hoping to push some new prints – whatever you're doing to make a living; you need publicity in magazines, blogs, and newspapers to raise your profile and get new customers. Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels.

Illustrator Spotlight: Lydia Ortiz

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Illustrator Spotlight: Nick Öhlo

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Illustrator Spotlight: Qianhui Yu

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Video Tutorial: Isometric City Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you a really useful technique for creating isometric art, in particular an isometric city scene with loads of skyscrapers and bright neon lights.

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30 awesome illustrators to follow for inspiration in 2021

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Whether you're looking for an illustrator to team up with or want a dose of visuals to inspire you, where's the best place to look? The Directory of Illustration of course. Paul Davey is an illustrator based in Miami who grew up in Manchester, Jamaica. Olivia Waller.

Illustrator Spotlight: Ana Miminoshvili

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Illustrator Spotlight: Sarah Cliff

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Illustrator Spotlight: Peter Gehrman

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Illustration editor pick illustration illustrator member peter gehrman submissionPeter Gehrman (previously featured here ). Peter Gehrman’s Website. Peter Gehrman on Instagram.

Video: How to Create a Retro Style Badge Design in Illustrator

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In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a retro badge style logo design featuring a simplified vector skull illustration and text elements that follow the circular outline of the badge container.

Illustrator Spotlight: Domenico Carnimeo

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Showcase of Designs & Illustrations of Samurai Warriors

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These legendary warriors are a popular subject for artists and designers, who not only feature fearsome Samurai in stunning illustrative work and character concept art, but the iconic battledress is also commonly used within logo designs too. Illustrations by Paolo Geronimo.

How to Create an Ornate Vintage Logo Design in Illustrator

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Follow along with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a vintage logo for a whiskey bottle label. I’ll show you how a layered typeface and its bonus assets can be used to quickly build great-looking artwork without the need to illustrate the ornaments or lettering by hand.

Video Tutorial: Vintage Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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These old documents were originally drawn up by hand by master penmen, who illustrated the title page with ornate lettering and detailed embellishments. Painstakingly illustrating artwork like this by hand is a dying art form that would have taken years of training to become a master of penmanship, but we can create similar text styles with the help of digital fonts and modifications in Adobe Illustrator.

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Kat Tzingounakis illustrates like a modern Dr Seuss

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My illustrations became like a silly parallel world that was much friendlier than the real one. I think my illustration style reflects magnificent boredom and confusing contentment," as Kat says. "I

30 emerging illustrators to support and follow for inspiration in 2021

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Looking to commission an illustrator, or simply want to be creatively inspired by the latest talent? Then you need to check out the Directory of Illustration. Severus Lian is a Taiwanese illustrator now based in Taipei. Liam Eisenberg is an illustrator based in New Jersey.

?The Home Stayer? by Illustrator Luis Mendo

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Video Tutorial: Retro Text Effects with Adobe Illustrator’s Blend Tool

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Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple but effective text effect with somewhat of a retro vibe, featuring stacks of text elements that are progressively spaced further apart.

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Illustrator Roberto Blefari aka Hikimi dishes up bright illustrations to 'make us feel good'

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If you're looking for something to make you smile today then please turn your attention to Roberto Blefari, a freelance illustrator from Turin, Italy. We love his recent illustrations paying tribute to yoga, something he started practising during the lockdown. "It

A guide to 2020 Christmas cards by designers, illustrators & makers

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Share the season's greetings with Starry Night, a pack of five illustrated cards by illustrator Vanessa Lovegrove, featuring a gorgeous wintry scene. This festive illustration by Iris van den Akker is digitally printed on 350 grams paper. Christmas card bundle by Jot.

Illustrator Spotlight: Yadi Liu

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Illustrator Spotlight: Sam Alden

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Illustrator Jason Lyon is flying high in 2021

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Jason Lyon has popped up on Creative Boom a few times recently, helping to give us tips on allaying uncertainty through art , and making it to our top illustration projects of 2020.

Ann Kiernan is crowned Illustrator of the Year in the V&A Illustration Awards for 2020

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Ann Kiernan has been named the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year and won the Illustrated Journalism Award in this year's V&A Illustration Awards. The judges admired the illustrations for "enriching, rather than merely representing the written word".

Illustrator Spotlight: Oleksandra Balytska

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Illustrator Spotlight: Austin Rossborough

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Video Tutorial: Stipple Shading Tattoo Illustration in Photoshop

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Follow along with today’s Photoshop video tutorial to create a bold and vibrant illustration of a snake. We’ll start with a loose, initial sketch, then I’ll show you some helpful brush settings for accurately outlining your illustration.

Showcase of Creepy Illustrations Featuring Skulls and Skeletons

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Portraits of people lacking their skin and flesh seems to be a weirdly popular subject for many artists and illustrators, with skulls and skeletons being depicted in all kinds of art styles ranging from nightmarish horror scenes to humerus cartoon characters. Skulls & Bones Illustrations.

How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

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Making geometric patterns in Adobe Illustrator is always a fun creative project. Follow along with today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful geometric pattern based on a series of triangle shapes. Create a new document in Adobe Illustrator to begin. The post How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator appeared first on Spoon Graphics.

Marco Oggian's illustrations get moving to the music

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Pocko Creative Director Nicola Schwartz assembled the team who would work on the animation and music with Marco: composer Daniele Richiedei who composed the music, and animation studio AWolff who transformed Marco's illustrations into moving image.

The magically modular illustrations of Julia Schwarz

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Julia Schwarz is a freelance illustrator based in Berlin who works for editorial clients including The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Vogue Japan, as well as advertising clients and cultural institutions. She describes her illustration style as "colourful, planar, and modular".

Video Tutorial: Adobe Illustrator ‘Futuristic Gradient Speed Lines’ Text Effect

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I’m not entirely sure what to call the text effect I’ll be showing you how to create in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, but it’s the kind of futuristic text style you might see on old VHS tapes, old sci-fi movie titles, or maybe even classic sports or tech brand logos.

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Perfectly imperfect women: the playful illustrations of Lucia Lenders

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Lucia works on editorial and commissioned illustrations and self-initiated projects, as well as selling riso prints and postcards via Etsy. I love the freedom of making my own work, but I also really enjoy editorial illustration," she stresses.

Illustrator Spotlight: Seo Young Kwon

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Illustrator Spotlight: Eric Ross Bernstein

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Illustrator Spotlight: Sike

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“In and out of Control” by Illustrator Peter Gehrman

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40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme

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This hard-hitting roundup features packaging designs with mustache-wielding vintage fighters, fan art for legendary boxing athletes, abstract character illustrations, and reimagined film posters for your favourite Rocky movies for some knock-out design inspiration to give you a creative hit. Boxers by Charlie Davis Illustrations. 1860 Munich by Folio Illustration Agency. The post 40 Punchy Designs and Illustrations with a Boxing Theme appeared first on Spoon Graphics.

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5 Most Famous Illustrators

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Illustrations are great pieces of art. There are so many great works out there, and we’ll be taking on some of the most influential and famous illustrators, and their works. Famous Illustrators. Maurice Sendak was an American illustrator and children’s book writer.

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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Illustration illustration illustrator jee-ook choi south koreaA selection of recent work by Jee-ook Choi from South Korea (previously featured here). See more images below. Jee-ook Choi’s Website. Jee-ook Choi on Instagram.