A Beary Good Sticker

A Beary Good Sticker

I have been wanting to make some really cool handdrawn stickers, and so I’ve been researching styles that I like. This sticker from CDA Idaho Clothing Company was exactly what I was looking for. Here’s what makes it work:1) Shape The first thing that makes...
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

For this project, I created a fictional band and event to design a gig poster for. This had a lot more freedom than what I have been working on the last few months, which was exciting but also overwhelming. Sketches First I started with some sketches.  I got some...
From Flat to Phat

From Flat to Phat

Often, vectors are used for flat images, such as logos. But you can make vector illustrations that show depth and perspective. Here’s how: Overlapping Shapes Depth can be shown by overlapping shapes from different layers. This shows that the layer that overlaps...
Patterns and Metal and Mesh Maps (Oh My)

Patterns and Metal and Mesh Maps (Oh My)

My goal in this project was to make a watch look as realistic as I could. The first thing I took on was the metal of the watch. The most important thing I found in the metal work was to make sure the contrasting dark and light colors were there. When I first looked at...

Photo or Vector: Skeumorphic Design

Skeumorphic design: not a photo, but it looks like one. These are vector images created to look like a real-life object One awesome example I found was Piotr Kwiatkowski‘s Analog Stick. Here’s why it is so successful.  Shadows The first thing that many...