Showcase of Cartoon Style Web Designs

Do you remember yourself as a kid watching cartoons all the time — even when parents didn’t allow you to? Most of us have watched cartoons and even now, as we get older, cartoons don’t lose popularity. Basically, cartoons are animated illustrations that are mainly designed for kids but which some adults also enjoy watching. Cartoons can be drawn by hand or they can be drawn on digital devices, too.

Web design is a creative art and that’s why cartoon elements can also be used for web design. Actually, a whole website can look like a cartoon. It’s an excellent method to help make your website look more friendly and cheerful. We have pulled together here a few websites which will hopefully be a source of inspiration for your own future cartoon style website!

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Do you remember yourself as a kid watching cartoons all the time — even when parents didn’t allow you to? Most of us have watched cartoons and even now, as we get older, cartoons don’t lose popularity. Basically, cartoons are animated illustrations that are mainly designed for kids but which some adults also enjoy watching. Cartoons can be drawn by hand or they can be drawn on digital devices, too.

Web design is a creative art and that’s why cartoon elements can also be used for web design. Actually, a whole website can look like a cartoon. It’s an excellent method to help make your website look more friendly and cheerful. We have pulled together here a few websites which will hopefully be a source of inspiration for your own future cartoon style website! Leer más “Showcase of Cartoon Style Web Designs”

Good Process and Good Design (Continued)

Once again, while I hope these tips strike the right chord with readers from all creative fields and levels, I share them partially because many of them are still so freshly new in my head, and I can recall vividly their having planted themselves there during my time as a student. That said, there’s plenty more learning to be done on my end as well, and I invite you to share your responses and your own additions to the list in the comments, no matter what corner of the creative world you are from.

Part III: A Few More Tips and Tricks


by Natalie Sklobovskaya for DesignInformer

Once again, while I hope these tips strike the right chord with readers from all creative fields and levels, I share them partially because many of them are still so freshly new in my head, and I can recall vividly their having planted themselves there during my time as a student. That said, there’s plenty more learning to be done on my end as well, and I invite you to share your responses and your own additions to the list in the comments, no matter what corner of the creative world you are from.

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The ProcessBehind Good Illustration – According to a Young Illustrator (Part II)

Good Process and Good Design

It’s easy to think there’s no way you can make anything look good because you don’t know how to use Adobe Illustrator, or can’t draw people worth beans, etc. And if that’s your concern, don’t worry one bit — skill-related knowledge is nothing that can’t be built up with practice and time. Those that have natural gifts will get there faster, but the doors are closed to no one. There are, however, staples to illustration that have nothing to do with how good you are at drawing or using Photoshop — they transcend into the realm of good process and good design, and I’ve believed that studying illustration is much more about this than about the former.

In this second part of the article, I’d like to share some of these practices that have been invaluable to me as an illustration student, and ones I think I will carry with me for a long time to come.

This part deals a lot more with actual practice, technique, etc. — so, not everyone will think and work this way best. My goal here is not to provide an exhaustive and definitive list, but just to share a few tips that I felt have really pushed my own learning leaps and bounds.

Without further ado…
Part II: So how do we do it?


by Natalie Sklobovskaya for DesignInformer

Good Process and Good Design

It’s easy to think there’s no way you can make anything look good because you don’t know how to use Adobe Illustrator, or can’t draw people worth beans, etc. And if that’s your concern, don’t worry one bit — skill-related knowledge is nothing that can’t be built up with practice and time. Those that have natural gifts will get there faster, but the doors are closed to no one. There are, however, staples to illustration that have nothing to do with how good you are at drawing or using Photoshop — they transcend into the realm of good process and good design, and I’ve believed that studying illustration is much more about this than about the former.

In this second part of the article, I’d like to share some of these practices that have been invaluable to me as an illustration student, and ones I think I will carry with me for a long time to come.

This part deals a lot more with actual practice, technique, etc. — so, not everyone will think and work this way best. My goal here is not to provide an exhaustive and definitive list, but just to share a few tips that I felt have really pushed my own learning leaps and bounds.

Without further ado…

Part II: So how do we do it? Leer más “The ProcessBehind Good Illustration – According to a Young Illustrator (Part II)”

Illustration is not the same thing as art.


by Natalie Sklobovskaya for DesignInformer

“Art” is something philosophers have spent centuries trying to define, sadly with no satisfactory result (a debate that is far beyond the scope of this article). But illustration, while it covers a broad range of image-making, does have very distinct meanings, and it is very different from just artwork.

This is not a tutorial. It’s not about how to make a glossy Twitter icon, how to replicate that anime pic step by step, or how to make 30 awesome heavy-metal texture effects in Photoshop (linked is an article that inspired me very much). While studying illustration in college and exploring it on my own, the biggest lesson that I’ve learned so far hasn’t been how to vector the best darn shiny things you’ve ever seen. What I learned was that to be good at illustration means to first understand exactly how it differs from just putting down nice-looking doodles on paper, and that the rest just flows from there.

In this two-part article, I’d like to share some tenets behind what I think good illustration is, and what I learned about the process and technique behind how to execute it. Hopefully some fellow aspiring illustrators out there will find some of these helpful — or maybe even identify with some as part of their own process, too!

If any of my professors are reading this: I hope I didn’t disappoint you, please don’t fail me in your classes.

Part 1: What is illustration? Leer más “Illustration is not the same thing as art.”

35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010


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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Painterly Apple with Illustrator CS5’s new Bristle Brush
The new Bristle Brush in Illustrator CS5 gives you the best of both worlds: The painterly effects of real media and the control and flexibility of a vector drawing.

Illustrator-drawing-apple in 35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010

Create a Print Ready Business Card Design in Illustrator
Illustrator has fantastic tools available for creating small print designs such as business cards. Follow this walkthrough on how to create a fun business card design complete with illustrated character.

Illustrator-drawing-business-cards in 35 Hand-Picked Illustrator Drawing Tutorials From 2010

Japanese Sushi
This tutorial will teach you how to create a plate of yummy Japanese sushi in illustrator.

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How to Make Hitman in Adobe Illustrator
This tutorial is on illustration of hitman in Adobe Illustrator. For this tutorial you don’t have need any extra skills if you know basics of Adobe Illustrator you will make it easily.

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25 Bizarre And Inspiring Animal Artworks

This post carries some striking and inspiring animal illustrations and photo-manipulations. This roundup contains 25 most awe-inspiring animal illustrations which you will surely love. You must want to check it out by yourself? So here is the complete list after the jump.


This post carries some striking and inspiring animal illustrations and photo-manipulations. This roundup contains 25 most awe-inspiring animal illustrations which you will surely love. You must want to check it out by yourself? So here is the complete list after the jump.

FrogFolio

CaterPillar

Cheshire Cat

Klaus the German Goldfish

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40 New And Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

The Internet is bursting with knowledge. Whatever you want is available at your fingertips, and learning new techniques is so easy with the load of useful tutorials that guide you step by step. Adobe Illustrator is powerful indeed, but when used right, it can perform feats that humans will marvel at! So today, we present a collection of some fresh and useful tutorials for Adobe Illustrator. The tutorials are done by professional artists and go over the techniques covered in detail.

Fresh Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Medieval Paper Scroll
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a medieval paper scroll with the 3-D Extrude and Revolve tool. Using texture, you will also learn how to make an object look old and how to map artwork to a 3-D vector object.


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The Internet is bursting with knowledge. Whatever you want is available at your fingertips, and learning new techniques is so easy with the load of useful tutorials that guide you step by step. Adobe Illustrator is powerful indeed, but when used right, it can perform feats that humans will marvel at! So today, we present a collection of some fresh and useful tutorials for Adobe Illustrator. The tutorials are done by professional artists and go over the techniques covered in detail.

Fresh Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Medieval Paper Scroll
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a medieval paper scroll with the 3-D Extrude and Revolve tool. Using texture, you will also learn how to make an object look old and how to map artwork to a 3-D vector object.

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How to Create a Fun Circus Tent Icon
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple circus tent icon. You may discover some interesting things about Warp effects. Warp effects are often overlooked in digital illustration, but as you can see, they lead to some really nice results.

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How to Illustrate Deliciously Realistic Grapes Using Simple Techniques
Learn how to illustrate a bunch of grapes using basic Adobe Illustrator tools. You will learn how to render multiple light sources and how to model a complex object using simple shapes and techniques.

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