After four years of creating tutorials, tips, and hunting for vector art inspiration for Vectips, I’m taking a break and putting Vectips on a hiatus. I didn’t come to this decision easily and below I outline some of the reasons that I made this decision. I also talk about the future of Vectips and other possibilities. I really have enjoyed creating and maintaining Vectips. My career path is changing but I hope Vectips will still have a bright future!
You might recognize some of John Duvengar’s work from recent Weekly Inspiration posts. His Bigfoot illustration is one of my favorite illustrations I have come across lately. John’s attention to strokes and subtle textures give his strong vector shapes character and a slight non-digital feel. John has some great replies to the Anchor Points questions, so read on!
I’m sure everyone knows who Chris Spooner is, but if you don’t recognize the name you will probably recognize his work and tutorials. Chris writes Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials as well as other creative topics on Blog.Spoongraphics.co.uk. In addition, Chris runs Line 25, a creative web design site. Chris was kind enough to give us a little industry insight and let us know why he would like to use the Pathfinders tools in everyday life!
Alex Mathers is an illustrator and graphic designer from London currently living Tokyo. In addition, he runs a site for freelancers called Red Lemon Club and a contemporary visual arts blog called Ape on the Moon. Alex creates wonderfully engaging geographic illustrations peppered with details demanding a closer look. Read on to learn why Alex loves the Smooth tool!
Chris Sandlin creates wonderfully expressive textured character illustrations. He is a maestro at picking controlled color palettes that showcase his bold lines and shapes. Chris was kind enough to chat with Vectips so read on to find out what Illustrator tool Chris would like to be and his favorite techniques.
Rubens Scarelli, also known as Rusc, is an amazing artist hailing from Brazil. He creates clean vector soaked designs and illustrations with an organic impression only accomplished through non-digital techniques. Rubens was kind enough to chat with Vectips so peruse the chat to read some of the most informative answers in the Anchor Point series!
I’m a huge fan of Travis Price’s work. His work is a satisfying blend of nostalgic textures, strong strokes, and affable character design. He works as a freelance illustrator and also runs a small independent kids label with his wife, Renee. I’m sure you will recognize his work from a number of Vectips Weekly Inspiration posts and hope you are excited to read our little chat. Also, there is more of his great work to check out!