Salvador Ramirez Madriz is a U.S. based concept artist and illustrator from Mexico. Madriz has a talent for producing spectacular children’s illustrations. In this article, we will take a look at some of our favorites from his portfolio.
When illustrating a scene, it is important to think about several factors including lighting, depth of field, and color. You can also enhance your illustration by conveying an emotional message. In this tutorial, Therese Larsson will show you how to create a heart-warming wildlife illustration using a variety of digital illustration techniques. Let’s get started! READ MORE »
Recent changes in management for fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent has caused an uproar in sales of the company’s wares. Amidst rumors that the company would be discontinuing their logo in light of their change from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris, fans and collectors found it a prudent time to snatch up the last of this dying logo. Who would have thought that something as simple as a logo would impress some of the most money-wielding customers around the world? READ MORE »
Most artists will tell you that there is no such thing as a perfect painting. There are always parts of a painting that can be tweaked or improved. The best an artist can do is to bring the artwork as close to “perfect” as possible. That is because, in art, there is no right or wrong, everything is subjective; different artists have different opinions about what looks good and what does not. With that said, there are a few guidelines that you can use to help you produce better art. So in this article, we will present you with a list of 5 tips that you can use to help you make your artwork as close to perfect as possible. Let’s take a look! READ MORE »
I absolutely love Illustrator’s ability to create seamless and amazing patterns. They are easily one of Illustrator’s most devious features. I have had a couple instances when clients observed some of my work containing patterns and exclaimed, “That must have taken forever!” Since I know how simple and quick it actually was it is only right to do the humble thing and explain, “Yes, yes it did.” In this tutorial we are going to take one of Illustrator’s stock patterns (Dots) and create a realistic Speaker Grill/Guitar amp Illustration. Let’s create some vector nectar!