» Vector Resources – Brushes, Patterns, Plug-Ins, and Etc

Some of the following may cost, but I am trying to focus on freebies.

(This post is under construction. New links to be added as I find them)

 5 Free Vector Resources for Use in Illustrator: Part Two

✦  ($) Vector Wood Grain Backgrounds – $5 (via Media Loot)

✦ How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ ($) 15 Glitter Brushes (vector) – $15

✦ Vector Resources – via Design Beep

(ornaments, splatter brushes, cards, icons, food drawings, more)

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» Vector Tutorials from Different Sources

This will be an on-going post, meaning, any time I come across a new vector tutorial I really like, I’ll edit this post to link to it.

Some of the tutorials have practical uses, others are just pure eye candy or for fun.

★ VecTips

★ Learn Adobe Illustrator – by Envato

★  26 Best Adobe Illustrator Portrait Tutorials

★ 120+ of the Best Illustrator Tutorials EVER!

★ 68 Finest Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

★ 42 Best Illustrator Tutorials

20 Illustrator Tutorials – Learn to Make Fabulous Vector Graphics

Includes but is not limited to:

how to create vector glass objects / simple menu bar / draw a realistic cassette tape / design an isometric infographic / create old cinema ticket / create geometric – WPAP portrait

From EnvatoTuts:

★ Design & Illustration Tutorials > Adobe Illustrator

✦ Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

✦ How to Create a Simple Geometrical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

✦ How to Create a Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator 

✦ How to Scale Icons Correctly in Adobe Illustrator

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» Large Scale Design – Billboards etc (Tutorial Links)

Large Scale Design – Billboards etc (Tutorial Links)

I will update this post as I find new links. If you are a visitor to this blog and know of any good tutorials, please feel free to leave comments on this post with links to those. I  would appreciate it, and maybe any visitors to this blog would find it helpful.

I don’t have any experience in designing billboards – design, yes; I know how to use Photoshop and so on, but I’m not aware of the technical aspects involved in creating designs specifically for billboards (or other very large formats), and I’ve been seeing more and more graphic design job wanted ads asking for designers to create billboards as part of the job description.

The links to the tutorials:

Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Designing large scale projects—trade shows and billboards: beginner tips and tricks

Excerpts:

So then, what size imagery is necessary? 

Well, they still need to be rather large in file size, but most request a file to be designed using anywhere from 100dpi-150dpi (depending on project/printer specs). This is the case for any image that is created using the pixel based design program, Adobe Photoshop.

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» My Battlestar Galactica Art Might Be Used On A TV Show

(This post has been updated farther below)

My Cylon drawing might be on a television show to be aired in late June 2015.

I was contacted by a lady who works for Fifth Ground Entertainment (a link to their page: Fifth Ground Entertainment’s Reelside page), and she asked if they could use my Cylon drawing in an upcoming episode of their “Reelside” program, and I said yes.

You can watch a trailer of the upcoming episode here on You Tube (my artwork does not appear in the trailer, however, not that I could see):

  • Episode 1×04 airs Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada on The Movie Network. Available on TMN GO starting June 26.

I sent the lady my art files last Friday (June 20, 2015), but so far have not heard from her. I e-mailed her again on Monday to ask if she received the files. I did not get a response.

I then e-mailed the Fifth Ground information e-mail address (today, June 24th) to check on the status of this project and so far have not received a reply.

I am assuming at this point that my art will be used in the episode but am not totally sure because I’ve not had a confirmation since sending the art in on the 20th.

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» Drawing of Olivia Newton-John as Sandy by K. Fairbanks

Sandy - drawing of Olivia Newton-John by K. Fairbanks

Sandy – drawing of Olivia Newton-John by K. Fairbanks

This is a digital drawing by K. Fairbanks of actress Olivia Newton-John as Sandy from the movie “Grease”

Media: Illustrator