Archive for Illustration

The Family – An Introduction

The Family – An Introduction

Introducing, The Family

No, not my family but the ones I created.

The Family is a group of characters that represent a cause. Not the kind of cause that saves lives, but more of the kind that enhances lives.

Having been in Japan for just over four years now, I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’ve had some eye-opening experiences as to what life is really like outside of my home country. Through these experiences, I’ve been able to gain new perspectives on things and, as mentioned earlier, really enhance the way I feel from day to day. It’s difficult to describe in words just how culturally BIG the world really is. Because of that and my inadequacies with explaining in words, I decided to do it in the form of a group of characters who I’ve named “The Family”.

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Vermeer: Classical Artist to Digital Painter

Vermeer: Classical Artist to Digital Painter

Why does this matter to you?

The goal of this post is to dig into the history, lifestyle and work of a classical artist and “paint” them as a modern-day digital artist (illustrator, designer, what have you). What would their social lives be like today? How would their artistic mediums translate into modern digital art? What would be their position in the art world? What could we learn from them?

In this article, you’ll find subtle references to the artist’s lifestyle and work. How many can you discover?
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Vector vs. Raster: A New Perspective

Vector vs. Raster: A New Perspective

photo credit: vierdrie (gloves) and timobalk (concrete) on stock.xchng

What’s in this for you?

As creatives, especially graphic designers, the question of which software we should use (Illustrator vs. Photoshop in many cases) comes down to the question of raster or vector. The reality is that it is our responsibility to understand the differences—completely. If a designer doesn’t, his/her technical abilities as a designer are (questionably) questionable.

This post will give you some new perspectives on the two and even give you some insightful ways to explain it to yourself and your (design nerd) friends!

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Van Gogh: Classical Artist To Modern Illustrator

Van Gogh: Classical Artist To Modern Illustrator

What’s in this for you?

The goal of this post is to dig into the history, lifestyle and work of a classical artist and “paint” them as a modern-day illustrator or designer. What would their social lives be like today? How would their artistic mediums translate into modern digital art? What would be their position in the art world? What could we learn from them?

In this article, you’ll find subtle references to the artist’s lifestyle and work. How many can you discover?

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