This Week’s Favourites – November 27th 2009

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an awesome design project insight; an excellent Illustrator pattern tutorial; a fantastic Illustrator tutorial making use of a pen tablet; an inspiring roundup of texture use in Web Design; and an Illustrator tutorial covering use of the Gradient Mesh tool. So basically if you’re an Illustrator fan you’re in for a treat!

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Nick La from Web Designer Wall gave an absolutely awesome design process insight into his Koi Illustration project. Check it out for some serious design inspiration.



Have you ever wondered how those intricately detailed seamless patterns were created? This post on SpyreStudios shows the process of building a repeating pattern swatch from a sketch with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.



Learn how to create an amazing Zombie illustration with a pen tablet with this fab Illustrator tutorial from Vectips.

Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger

In need of some web design inspiration? Web Design Ledger has this roundup of excellent examples of texture use in Web Design. A style of design I personally love!



The gradient mesh tool is one resource I’ve still got to get my head around. Thankfully there’s tutorials like this from Vectortuts that show us the way forward. This one is particular covers the process of creating a photorealistic iMac.

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  1. Matt Ward says:

    Hey Chris!
    Thanks so much for featuring the seamless patterns article that I wrote for SpyreStudios! Glad you enjoyed it and I hope everyone else will digg it too!

  2. Designi1 says:

    Its great how do you choose the fav web sites :D i´ll do my best for some day (like 10 20 years maybe) you can pick some of my post to do that :D eheh

    Nice choices and its always great ear what you´re to say about your design process work / inspiration / etc :D


  3. I love all these sites. Web Designer Wall is awesome! BTW, I just did an interview with Nick La of Web Designer Wall.

  4. Dany says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    For more inspiration, I also recommand:


  5. Great Selection thank you.

  6. Great list! Web Design Ledger is one of my favorite sites. Thanks for putting this information together for us!
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  7. Autonomy says:

    Thanks for the zombie illustration by Vectips – that was fun. I also enjoyed the texture design round-up by WDL.

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  9. nice collection
    Web Designer Wall – one of the best design

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