Grayson Castro has some nicely illustrated pieces, which a good portion focus his subjects being zombies. His Obama/McCain illustration and the President George W. Bush being torn apart are the pieces that intrigue me the most and wonder if they have a political message behind it.
Here’s a tutorial on creating a cover from Photoshop and Indesign. It shows from the rough sketch done beforehand(I feel that is underrated nowadays) to exporting the file so it’s ready for the printer.
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Here is a cool bright light effect that you can do in Illustrator. It’s cool, but I feel it’s better to just to do it in Photoshop. One thing that the tutorial doesn’t tell you is you have to convert the mode from CMYK to RGB, otherwise this effect will not work. The image above is what I created, because I wanted to make sure I could do it before I shared it with you all. The tutorial is quite simple, but it was missing that color mode conversion.
I came across this print done by Quakerninja and I thought it was a cool illustration worth posting. It’s 11″ x 17″ glossy print. Quaker’s style is fluid and you can see by the strokes used for the feathers. I do like the color of the owl and thinks it was a good choice. For $9.99 this is certainly a steal. Purchase it while it’s still available here.
As some of you may know, I posted digital paintings by David Rapoza last month and here is his latest creation, Donatello. He really does some great work. If you’re interested in obtaining his Ninja Turtles paintings as prints, you can pre-order them here It includes Metalhead, the Ninja from the footclan, Slash, and more. You don’t have to be a fan of the Ninja Turtles to respect and appreciate David Rapoza’s work.
Andrei D. Robu is a designer that I came across and thought his lettering was inspirational. He showcases various styles in his portfolio. I advise you to take a look, especially if you’re a fan of typography. View his portfolio here