Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a vector illustration inspired by the classic tattoo art of Sailor Jerry. Our dagger and heart design will use clean black linework and perfectly formed shapes combined with vector textures to add an element of shading and appreciate the style of traditional tattoo art.
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Access All Areas have a colourful collection of old school tattoo inspired vector illustrations to download this week, courtesy of Bad Taste. This Love Edition of tattoo elements focuses on hearts, flowers and birds, making the assets perfect for creating stylish Valentine’s Day themed artwork. Each pre-made design is available in AI and EPS format, plus 6 seamless patterns and a total of 33 objects that have been exported as individual SVG and PNG graphics.
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a tattoo inspired vector sparrow illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll make all the linework using Illustrator’s powerful shape tools, then we’ll give it that classic tattoo feeling with some stipple shading, using a free set of Illustrator brushes that I released on my website a couple of weeks ago.
I love the abstract style of line art illustrations. It’s amazing how just a single stroke weight can be used to create intricate patterns and recognisable drawings with basic geometric shapes. In today’s showcase I present a range of stylish illustrations made from just stroked paths, see how these designers use simple lines to produce detailed vector art. Fancy giving this style of art a go yourself? Check out my classic tattoo style illustration tutorial to learn how to create similar line art designs.
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!
You’ve just unwrapped your brand new Wacom drawing tablet, but what’s next? Here’s a roundup of super useful articles and tutorials that take you through the process of setting up your pen tablet and give you tips and techniques on how to create some great looking illustrations or paintings.