In addition to all the drawing, sketching, vectoring and cartooning, I find time to do a bit of writing on the topic of creating cartoon art digitally.
Contributing artist/author for the Gallery section in Chapter 3, “Rethinking Construction”. I discuss coloring in vector line art using the Shapebuilder tool.
In addition to the above Gallery which has been carried over to the updated edition, I contributed art and writing for some tips on the Custom Tools panel and the Path Reshape feature when used with brushes, both new in Illustrator CC 2014.
Illustrator WOW! Techniques: Flexible Shading and Highlighting Effects (CreativePro.com)
An in-depth article expanding on techniques referenced in the Illustrator CS6 WOW! Gallery on the Shapebuilder tool coloring technique. I show how to color artwork with flat colors using Global Swatches, and then use these Global Swatches along with Layer Effects to add shading and highlight effects. These two techniques combined allow me to quickly experiment with color changes, as well as adding a richer look to the shading and highlights in the artwork.
How I Work As A Digital Artist (ongoing monthly series at CreativePro.com)