Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make a Metropolis in Minutes - Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

View the tutorial here.

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial explains:

How you can build an isometric metropolis with Adobe Illustrator by drawing just one square.

The process of modifying that square with a few effects to create a series of unique buildings. By assembling these buildings together you can design a metropolis with endless possibilities.

The tutorial features the following effects and techniques:

  • 3D Extrude and Bevel Effect
  • Transform Effect
  • Symbols
  • Using the Appearance Pallet
  • Offset Path Effect

You should have:

A basic understanding of how to draw shapes and maneuver in Illustrator.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fireplace Spooks - Ghost paper toys with printable template

Happy Halloween, 2014! Here are 5 Fireplace Spook, all huddled together for a good loud BOO!

Download, print and assemble your own Fireplace Spooks!

>>> Download printable PDF here. <<<

It all started with a pencil and paper doodle!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Owl People Acolyte - paper toy with printable template

The second paper toy from my Owl People series. The Acolyte. The Acolyte is a larger sized paper toy than the Midlings.

(Midlings toy can be found here).

The base of the toy is the actual owl person, with 4 separate layers stacked on top.

The toy prints out best on 2 8.25/11 inch paper. Once the pieces are cut out,
roll them to curve the shape for easier assembly.

>> >>> Download printable template here. <<< <<

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rocket Ship Illustration

I have been asked to create a lot of  information graphics for my job lately. Isometric illustrations and icons are something I have been creating for many years now. The example here is a rocket ship created for use in an internal marketing piece that I am currently developing.

Created in Adobe Illustrator, texture overlay in Adobe Photoshop. 

Overview of my steps in creating this graphic.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Freight Rail - Bridge - Farm Isometric Illustrations

In late July for my job I created several new isometric illustrations. Some were used in
presentation screen based displays; others were created in anticipation of future use.
All were created using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stacked Owls - Paper Toy with Printable Template

Stacked Owls are a series of 5 paper owls that can be stacked, or positioned separately.

The Stacked Owls is a 4 sheet template.

Download, print and build your own stackable owls here.