Time-lapse video of me adding color to the rough sketch of an electrocuted squirrel cartoon character in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Time-lapse video of me creating the initial sketch of an electrocuted squirrel cartoon character in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
My interview over at VectorTuts just went up, head over to hear me talk about art, illustration, cartooning, working for yourself and other fun stuff. Bonus: corny joke included!
The Wacom Intuos4 is a killer graphics tablet and highly recommended if you work with graphics software.
For this review I am referring to the Wacom Intuos4 Medium Pen Tablet, however there are also the Large and Small models available. Each have similar tech specs, and I will discuss why I chose the Medium version in the review.
Just a quick post to let you know that a recent interview I did for the “Wasting Paper” cartoonist interview series is now up for your reading pleasure.
This cartoon character design of a military/soldier dog was created for a dog waste cleanup company, Private Piles. A full logo was also created in addition to the cartoon dog character.
The company sells gag gifts based on the government “ACORN” program. the concept behind the character and logo was to have the squirrel cartoon character trying to chew on the ACORN logo as if it were an actual acorn.
Just posted over at Design Interviews is an interview with yours truly. Jeff Andrews—the mastermind behind not only Design Interviews but also illustrator group sketch blog Sugar Frosted Goodness among others—was kind enough to ask me to answer some questions and provide some artwork to feature me as one of the artists on the site.
Head on over and read up!
In this video, I am sharing with you a vector path creation technique to speed up the process of creating curved paths by adding intermediate anchor points after your corners have been created. I used to create my anchor points as I was following the curve of the shape I was tracing. Instead, with this technique the anchor points are added to your vector path after your corners have been created, allowing Illustrator to approximate the length of the curve handles for you with much greater accuracy the first time around.