Illustrating with basic linework not only results in some really cool artwork, it also makes the job a lot easier! Instead of painstakingly drawing every detail, simplifying the object into its basic form and using just a single stroke weight produces a stylised pictogram effect. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the process of using this basic linework technique to create a cool motorcycle illustration.
Posts from July, 2013
This week Access All Areas members are being treated to another business card giveaway from MOO. Their Luxe range of products has just been expanded to allow designers to create complete stationery sets using their premium quality 600gsm paper stock. Alongside business cards and notecards MOO’s popular MiniCards are now available in Luxe form, and that’s the prize of this giveaway. Members, log in to find out how to be in with a chance of winning one of three sets of Luxe MiniCards.
Designers love bringing back styles from the past and giving their modern artwork a retro flavour. The 80s were all about bright fluoro colours, neon lights and scenes of electro futurism inspired by new computer technology. This post showcases 20 modern designs all based on the vibrant theme of artwork from the 1980s.
The Art & Design Inspiration Fix pulls together a collection of my favourite graphical images that I’ve come across over the past week to give you a fix of creative inspiration. This week we have designs from Bob Mosquito, Ken Taylor, MR-Cup, Drew Melton and Sakke Soini.
Subtle textures are always handy when you’re looking to add some detail to your design projects or to just produce a cool background for your mockups. This free set of textures features 6 high resolution files, each with subtle markings and a muted colour overlay to quickly and easily add a touch of grunge to your work.
If you’re a designer of the web this week’s giveaway for Access All Areas members will be right up your street. PixelKit is donating 3 full year memberships to their comprehensive library of UI kits and icon packs. Not only does this mean you can instantly get your hands on hundreds of useful design resources, the full 365 day membership will see you through all your future projects as new packs are added every month.