Create a Detailed Snake Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed snake pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create three thin, art brushes. Next, using these art brushes along with basic tools and effects you will learn how to create the snake scales and how to easily color and multiply them.

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Create a Detailed Snake Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator

An Closer Look at Colorization Methods of Brushes in Illustrator

When creating custom Art, Pattern or Scatter brushes in Adobe Illustrator, you can choose a Colorization Method for each brush. Understanding colorization is especially important if you plan to share or sell your custom brushes.

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An Closer Look at Colorization Methods of Brushes in Illustrator

A Closer Look at Colorization Methods of Brushes in Illustrator

When creating custom Art, Pattern or Scatter brushes in Adobe Illustrator, you can choose a Colorization Method for each brush. Understanding colorization is especially important if you plan to share or sell your custom brushes.

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A Closer Look at Colorization Methods of Brushes in Illustrator

Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Photoshop

Photography is a skill that I believe most designers should have at least a fundamental understanding of. You never know when you might need to run out and shoot a photo of your own for a project. Personally, I love to shoot photos, and it is nice to have a good catalog of photos in my arsenal, just in case.

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Create a Kaleidoscope Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Mardi Gras Bead Brush in Adobe Illustrator

You might think a Pattern Brush would be the obvious choice for a beaded necklace, but a Scatter Brush is even better. In this screencast, learn the difference between the two, and see how to create a festive set of Mardi Gras beads.

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Quick Tip: Create a Mardi Gras Bead Brush in Adobe Illustrator

How to Draw Animals: The Importance of Drawing a Pose

When I was a kid, I used to say: “I don’t care about drawing books, I don’t need to draw a pose, I just know how to draw something as a whole”. This kind of thinking was a serious blockade to my progress, but a lot of time has to fly for me to realize it. Now I know building a pose is the most important part of the drawing.

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How to Draw Animals: The Importance of Drawing a Pose