Posts tagged “Illustrator

Art with an Impact

When you look at a piece of art do you get an idea of what the artist was feeling when they created it? Can you feel what they felt, whether that’s anger, sadness, peace? All art is a form of expressing emotion or telling a story, but not all art does that. From time to time you’ll come across a piece where everything comes together to give you that feeling or tell you a story. Many artists work for a long time trying to create something that is able to do that for people. I know that over the last six months I’ve tried to do it and it’s always difficult to know if any of your work has gotten the message across that you were hoping it would, or even get any message across at all. Since it’s difficult to know if you’re making an impact with your art, I decided I would share something with all of you. I plan to do this from time to time as a way of letting people know that their art isn’t going unnoticed. 

There is another blogger out there who creates amazing work that seems to always tell a story. His name is Brian from Currents of Space. He also goes by regulus on Solar Voyager and corleonis on Renderosity for those of you that know those sites as well. Some of the stories he tells really pull you into his art and take you to another place. It’s not difficult to get pulled into a place that is so beautifully created. I know there are times that I look at his art just to get a little escape from the day. He is one of those artists that has that effect with his work.

Brian is a great artist and a big part of the space art community. Head over to his blog and take a look for yourself at some of the beautiful space art he has over there and enjoy opening your imagination and exploring new places while you’re there!

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Tutorials

Hi there everyone, I wanted to share a little something with you that I found today. I was searching around for some cool new things to try and I came across a great website for Photoshop tutorials. I’m sure some of you have seen it before but for those of you who haven’t here it is.

PSDTuts

This site gives you step by step written instructions (with screenshots) on how to create some pretty neat images and effects.

TutVid

This is another tutorial site that I’ve used in the past. This one is a bit different because they give you a video to follow along with while they talk you through the steps. They also cover everything from Photoshop to Illustrator to Flash.

Both sites are great and can help you pick up new tricks to use in future projects. I intend to try and learn some things from them and you should too. If you know another tutorial site please feel free to list it in the comments for this post so that we can put together a nice catalog of resources for everyone.