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Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to use Shape in Illustrator

These tutorials are meant to go along with the How to Use the Right Kind of Shape in Art post from last week. Each tutorial below has been chosen to help you further understand how to use shape in illustrator and in your own art.

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to use Shape in Illustrator

Elements of Design: How to Use the Right Kind of Shape in Art

Shape. After line, it is the first thing a child learns to draw. This second building block to the 7 elements of design can be seen in many artforms and throughout the realm of nature.

 

 

Elements of Design: How to Use the Right Kind of Shape in Art

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Use the Line Tool in Illustrator

This post goes along with the How to Use Line to Lead the Eye and Keep Interest post from last week. Below you will find a few short tutorials to help you USE line in illustrator. These tutorials are short and relatively easy to follow. You will find a few notes that I’ve given to help you work through each tutorial.

 

 

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Use the Line Tool in Illustrator

Elements of Design: How to Use Line to Lead the Eye and Keep Interest

There are a lot of good articles out there that will explain the elements of design for you. So, why do I want to write yet another? I was curious about comparing how the elements are used in different digital media; namely digital art, graphic design, and digital photography. 

 

 

Elements of Design: How to Use Line to Lead the Eye and Keep Interest

6 Bad Logos and where the designers went so wrong

Bad logo design… You know it when you see it, even if you don’t know how or why it’s true… Bad logos are something that plague every industry. Not that many of them can be blamed, not every company can afford to hire a brand specialist or a graphic designer for their business. However, maybe as you scroll through the logos below, you can avoid some of the mistakes that these logo disasters have made...

(There is a short video that explains how do the research project. Just click here and scroll down to the first few videos.)

 

6 Bad Logos and where the designers went so wrong

5 Principles to Follow to Make an Impressive Graphic Design Logo

The graphic design logo is the introduction to a business brand; a visual representation of what a company does. A good logo catches the eye of a consumer and compels them to buy. A bad logo is forgotten at best, but can actually turn people away from a company if it is done wrong.

(There is a short video that explains how do the research project. Just click here and scroll down to the first few videos.)

 

5 Principles to Follow to Make an Impressive Graphic Design Logo

7 Impressive Digital Artists and a Digital Art Lesson Plan for a Beginner's Curriculum

There are SO MANY talented digital artists out there! Throughout the past 7 weeks we have explored 7 popular or up and coming artists that are working today. 

The awesome thing about digital art is that it is so new that there are new discoveries being made all the time and there is no wrong way to go about making it! I hope you are inspired by these artists to explore your own style and techniques within digital art. It is so much fun and the possibilities are endless!

 

 

7 Impressive Digital Artists and a Digital Art Lesson Plan for a Beginner's Curriculum

Intense and Daring, Tracie Ching Makes her Thrilling Movies Posters with Digital Art

Tracie Ching is the LAST famous digital artist that we’ll be discussing in this series. She is a little different because she is not only more of a digital illustrator than many of the other artists, but she also works in vector graphics.

Though she is known for her digital movie posters, this is certainly not where Tracie started. She graduated in 2009 with a fine arts degree and she specialized in mixed media and sculpture. However, due to a couple different circumstances, she did not follow that career path. 

 

 

Intense and Daring, Tracie Ching Makes her Thrilling Movies Posters with Digital Art

How to Make People do a Double Take! Photo Mashup with Stephen McMennamy

Do you ever just let your imagination take you away? Have you ever looked at a Chicken and wondered what it would look like if it had the legs of a cow? How about a dog with a head of cauliflower? Well, if you have, then you will love exploring this week's famous digital artist, Stephen McMennamy.

 

 

How to Make People do a Double Take! Photo Mashup with Stephen Mcmennamy

Put A Face in It! How to Turn Boring to Humorous with Sean Charmatz

Perhaps the most recognizable work of this week’s digital artist Sean Charmatz would be his work as a storyboard artist and director for SpongeBob SquarePants. It’s true, SpongeBob is a really big deal, but SpongeBob was just the beginning of his career.

It all started when he was working as a tour guide and a phone service personnel at Nickelodeon in 2001. He worked at that position for 3 years before someone noticed his work and asked him if he wanted to work in the animation department. Barely able to keep in his excitement, he moved onto work with Spongebob for 6 years.

 

 

Put A Face in It! How to Turn Boring to Humorous with Sean Charmatz