Links tagged "illustration"
I've always enjoyed these sorts of "How to" posts. Illustrator remains an elusive beast in my life, despite how much I've enjoyed creating vector-based artwork. My particular highlight of this post was the gentle offset gaussian blur, which I didn't really notice until I followed the steps, but it adds such an important detail. #
I love this concept art by Denis Medri for Star Wars as an 80's high school film. It's not that I'm even a big fan of Star Wars, and especially not of 80's high school movies, but this is great. #
Need a beautiful, customized return address stamp? This should be your choice. Hand-drawn calligraphy, converted into a rubber stamp for your convenience (or if you're so inclined, get one for each of your wedding guests, or other options). Very cool. #
A great find from an old Popular Science magazine, and a terrific new rendering. Additionally the site referenced The Ministry of Type has been added to my feed reader. #
A wonderful collection of mock book art for a novelization of The Wizard of Oz. If you can get visually past the weird animated graphics on the page, you'll see just how awesome the work is. #
Brilliant work by an illustrator/designer that is completely new to me - Jessica Hische. I love her work, especially her hand-lettering, which is her self-proclaimed specialty. I can clearly see why. What a fabulous find for the day.
Update: I'm such a space cadet, that I forgot I've already linked to her. At least the other was on her blog (which isn't super-obviously linked to from her portfolio). I'm also glad that I'm consistent in my linkage - previously it was her typography that grabbed me, and it still is. #
A great set of instructions to learn how to use (or use better) Illustrator - something I've wanted to do for quite some time as I've spent more and more time with the pen tool. I've already completed one of these. #
I love the illustrations, colors, and concept behind this self-promotion of Swink. They have great colors, simple message, and I love the fact that you can pop them out and build stuff. The whole camping/campfire motif reminds me of a previously linked-to Coleman concept piece. #
A flickr collection of pages from an old french how-to-draw books. There's something beautiful in the simplicity of these types of books. #
I've always enjoyed the book, and have often referred to it throughout my life. This is a great collection of art inspired by the book (and soon to be, movie). #