One of my best friends, Cindy Li
has recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy, Apollo, and to celebrate this I've drawn an illustration of a cute lion for her as a small gift. Since I had so much fun creating this little dude, I thought it would be perfect to talk about it here on my blog. This time I'll share some of the basic steps I usually take when drawing illustrations like these, together with a few tips & tricks I sometimes use…
Today I was thinking of writing an Illustrator tutorial on how you can create simple symmetrical objects, using mostly ellipses, straight lines and rectangles in combination with the Pathfinder options. When looking at this
, I thought these "Re-turned"-birds
would be ideal for this exercise. So let's get this tutorial started…
I had the great fortune to do some illustration and layout work for one of Smashing Magazine's new books
called "Digital Adaptation"
, written by Paul Boag
. Yet another fun and creatively challenging project that I would love to share its design process here on my blog, starting with the design of the cover of the book and the creation of the pre-launch website landing page.
Chinese is a hard language to master so that is why Taiwanese artist Shao Lan
has developed ‘Chineasy
’, a method which allows non-chinese readers to learn the written language by understanding the basic letter-form and meaning in a visual manner. The Israeli master of simplistic illustrations that have a double meaning Noma Bar created the visuals to help you understand the Chinese characters.
With the Spring Classics in full swing, this is the perfect moment to share my story about a t-shirt design
I recently created for WieMu
, "To be or not to be Flandrien
We had a very entertaining openingsweekend here in Belgium with 'Omloop het Nieuwsblad
' and 'Kuurne Brussel Kuurne
'. Perfect timing to launch a new publication that is called 'Titanen
'. It's always a pleasure to work on a subject that you are passionate about. I had a small contribution with creating an infographic about the main star. The first edition is completely devoted to a true titan, Fabian Cancellara
It was some time ago that someone asked me if I knew how this beautiful geometric flower
by Paulius Kairevičius
was created. I remember that I gave it a try for a few minutes, but didn't succeed in exactly reproducing it. Today it caught my eye again and I thought it would be a cool idea to write a tutorial about these kind of geometric objects. Bare in mind that the creations in my article are inspired by this design
, and that I only try to re-create this for educational purposes
Really well executed illustrations provoke an emotion and if you animate them you add an extra dimension to it all. The following illustrations have grabbed my attention and are definitely share worthy here. Commissioned by Paris based agency Uzful
, created by Portuguese studio Mother Volcano
and brought to life by AIM
Another year has just past and the music collection has been expanded. It's tradition to look back to what brought us joy and inspiration. Delicious music gets me in the right mood.