Graphic & Web Design

Graphic/web designers, artists, web standards experts: we're all, in our own way, on an endless search for what is "just right." Always hungry to learn more, to reach higher. Join me as I explore, share, and teach what I discover on my own journey — immersing myself in rich colors, CSS experiments, client projects, and brilliant work by others — as I reach higher, too.

Seems I have some unfinished business with my Re-turned birds illustration. There is one last thing I need to cover, and that's how I created the shadow effect on the bellies of the birds. Just in case you've missed the pervious article about the wood texture, or how to draw these birds,…

As promised, here is a follow-up on my tutorial about using Illustrator's Pathfinder to create symmetrical birds, which was based on these fabulous "Re-turned"-birds. This time we'll give the birds their wooden texture, and we'll keep it all vector-based. We'll create 2 types of wood textures: one wood grain texture which we will…

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