This whole week I’m rounding up my favorite vector tutorials, tips, tricks, freebies, articles, and inspirations from 2010. First up is vector inspiration and articles. There are some pretty amazing resources if you are a vector artist or use Illustrator often!
Ever Friday, Illustrator expert Mordy Golding, author of the amazing Real World Illustrator series (CS2-CS5), chats about Illustrator and other design and illustrations matters. Always full of great info!
Kevin Tong records my favorite “Procees Video” for his amazing “A Linch Pin Droid” poster. You will marvel at Tong’s use of the pen tool and perspective manipulations.
Great series of articles in the first “Sessions” from Envato’s Tuts+ network. The articles range in sketching, concept, style, and techniques. Disclaimer: I did the wallpaper illustration, but I would still recommend the series even if I didn’t!
A very informative article packed with tips for creating iPhone icons from Cute Little Factory.
Another great series of articles from Sessions. These articles focus on the concept, sketch, style, and techniques of creating illustrative lettering.
Astute Graphics, the creator of the amazing Illustrator plugin Phantasm CS, puts together a series of articles focusing of halftones including freebies, tutorials, inspiration, and tools.
This articles looks at how useful stock is to creating vector art. It includes practical tips, rules, and artist interviews about their stock usage.
Some amazing insights from some of my favorite vector artist. It’s always inspiring to see the thought process behind the artwork.
I’m loving the Community Totem Project started by VectorTuts+! Many wonderful vector artist participate and it’s a great way to participate yourself.
We see a lot of vector art inspiration on the web, but there are some great vector artworks displayed on books, some of the most intimate objects in our lives.