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How To Create a Cute Dinosaur Character in Adobe Illustrator

Creating cartoon characters in Adobe Illustrator is always lots of fun! You don’t even need great drawing skills. Making illustrations out of basic shapes not only simplifies the process, it also produces a stylised appearance that adds to the cute factor. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through the step by step process of creating a vector dinosaur. It’s only made from rectangles and circles, but the clever tools within Illustrator make it easy to construct a recognisable character design.

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Over $3000 Worth of Textures, Patterns & Backgrounds for Just $29 (99% off)

This new textures, patterns and backgrounds bundle from Design Cuts combines quality, quantity, variety and affordability. It’s made up of the best selling premium resources to create a massive bundle of 63 products that contain 1000s of individual items between them. There’s a wide mix of assets—including sought after textures, hand-drawn patterns, and unique backgrounds—that provide you with an extensive library of tools to use in your designs. And it boasts a massive 99% discount off the $3371 total value to cut the price tag to just $29!

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30 Pieces of Abstract Collage Art with Hilarious Results

No matter whether they’re made digitally, or using scissors, glue and a scanner, collage art is loads of fun! The pieces I love browsing the most are those with hilarious results, where the artist uses totally random imagery to create an abstract result with a comedic touch. In today’s design showcase I present 30 fantastic collage art projects, each with a surreal (and sometimes disturbing) outcome.

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Watercolour Design Toolkit for Access all Areas Members

Access All Areas members have a great collection of watercolour design elements to download this week from the Design Cuts Watercolour Design Toolkit. Included in the pack is a selection of colourful abstract brush strokes, painted shapes and a background wash from the full product. Each graphic is a large PNG image with transparent background, while the wash texture is a massive 5307x6880px at 1200ppi. It’s a fantastic set of assets for adding watercolour effects to your designs.

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42 Free Nail Varnish Brush, Drips and Splatters Graphics

I’ve been having fun making a mess with my wife’s nail varnish to create some new free design resources for you to download. I brushed, dripped and splattered a whole bottle worth of varnish and scanned the results to create a variety of creative assets. There’s 42 graphics in total, ranging from brushed shapes, brush strokes, drippy circles and splashes, available as PNG images with transparent backgrounds, or within a PSD file that allows you to easily change the colour to suit your style.