WOW…Just wow! The illustrations that Dave Rapoza came up with is unbelievable. They are amazing and his interpretation is great. These portraits have character and execute a bit of a realistic approach rather than the cartoon style that the teenage mutant ninja turtles are known for. I’m digging Donatello, April, and the Footclan Ninja the most. I think the Footclan ninja is super badass with the texture and the ripped mask. The lighting on that picture works very well. Definitely check out the work by Dave Rapoza at http://www.daverapoza.com
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In this tutorial artist will show you some powerful features of brushes. Start with a musical note shape to create a custom brush and deal with some options like shape dynamics and scattering.
To read the tutorial click here
The 2012 Sketchbook Project, is something that you should check out and would be a fun project indeed.
“Art House Co-op just launched the 2012 Sketchbook Project in an effort to create the world’s largest library of artists’ sketchbooks. Building from the success of the 2011 Project, which featured more than 10,000 books from 94 countries, the Brooklyn-based organization revealed plans to take the 2012 Tour around the world for the first time.
The Sketchbook Project encourages artists of all backgrounds to sign up online and receive a blank sketchbook by mail. The completed books are then sent back to Art House and exhibited at partner venues across the globe, before being cataloged in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
In addition to a ten-city tour across the United States, the 2012 Project will visit Toronto, Vancouver, London and Melbourne, marking the traveling library’s first international exhibitions. Patrons visit the library to explore the collection, checking out sketchbooks and interacting with participating artists and Art House librarians. Artists are notified electronically when their books are viewed – from anywhere in the world.
Participants come from diverse backgrounds – working artists, full-time parents, busy professionals, students – but unite to share their process with each other and the public. The Sketchbook Project unites creative people of all ages and backgrounds to foster process and dialogue across cultural and geographic boundaries. It’s also a lot of fun.
To participate in the project and to get a sketchbook that will go on the tour, please click here
Thanks and have fun!”
There’s this vector program you can use on your iPad called “Inkpad”. I heard it was simple, intuitive, and you can save your work as a pdf, so you can open it up in Illustrator. Now that’s great. I always wanted to be able to work on something on my iPad, since I find iPads to be pointless. It’s available for $2.99 at the iTunes store.
This is what one designer was able to do using it.
Grant of Simply Complicated tweeted a pic showing a glimpse of the new line. What do you think?
T-shirt company Be Street has some well illustrated t-shirts. Two that caught my eye were done by Nikibi. I like the typography for the Be Street logo t-shirt and I’m a fan of the illustration of “Football”. I like that Be Street hires some very talented illustrators for some of their tees, which I feel helps them stand out a bit. That being said, they also have some designs that I’m not too crazy about and are more parody driven. You can purchase their t-shirts here
If you want to run a business or looking for some extra advice, then Inc.com is a very good website. This particular article I found to be very useful for anyone who’s into blogging or social media. The title says it all, “8 Tips for using social blogging to grow your business.”
Click here to read