I’ve developed a little annual tradition to look back at my yearly content and summarise my posts into a greatest hits compilation. Today’s article collates my top content from 2013 based on the total number of social media likes and shares each post received. Were there any you missed? I’d love to know which post from my 2013 archives was your favourite!
Posts from December, 2013
In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’re going to create a comic book inspired text effect your favourite superhero would be proud of. Learn how to create a basic 3D effect using the Blend tool and produce cool halftone patterns to give the design that retro screen printed appearance. These two techniques alone are crucial additions to your Illustrator skillset and can be used in all kinds of illustration and design work.
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As one of the most famous art movements Cubism has been a source of inspiration for both traditional and modern digital artists in recent history. The use of abstract geometric forms is especially popular in digital art with software applications often being based on simple shapes. In today’s post I showcase an inspirational collection of modern artworks and designs that have a clear touch of cubist style with their abstract characteristics and geometric construction.
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