1,100+ Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes
Brushes, adobe, download, free, illustrator, vector
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:41:59 +0000
Digital art is everywhere! With more and more devices being developed, and with the advancement of software used to create digital art, coming up with unique artworks using modern tools has become much easier. There are tablets specifically made for digital art creation and gone are the days when you would have to use just your mouse and crude brushes to create the effect you want. Today, there are more advanced tools like digital pens and even software which allows you to create realistic and more texturized brush strokes. I really like how digital art looks more real by having genuine-looking brush strokes. The texture and depth they add to the artwork makes the piece look more like what you would get when using an actual brush – far from monotonous and obviously computerized, if you know what I mean. Brush strokes make digital art seem more natural, and having a variety of brush strokes to choose from can be highly beneficial when you’re a digital artist. If you use Adobe Illustrator for your digital art creation and would like to have varied brush strokes, you’re in luck because there are tons of free brushes you can download online. I’ve browsed many different sources and collected the ones which I think will give your artwork more life. From creative to more traditional-looking strokes, I have come up with a collection of Adobe Illustrator brushes that will give you access to about 1,136 different strokes! If you feel as if your art is looking like a repeat of what you have previously done, add a new twist to it by using these fresh brushes. Make them a part of your artistic arsenal and see the difference they can make to your digital illustrations. Enjoy these modern, abstract, creative, and traditional brush strokes for your new artwork and digital creations: 106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes Download 50 Ridiculous Retro-Style Broken Line Illustrator Brushes Download 15 Pattern Brushes Download 17 Folk Border Pattern Brushes Download 50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes Download 105 Mind-Blowing Retro Tech-Shaped Starburst Brushes Download 28 Doodle Pattern Zentangle Brushes Download 13 Natural Sketch Doodle Lines Download 30 Free Sketchy-Style Brushes Download 57 Exclusive Illustrator Multi-Colored Paint Brushes Download 27 Paintbrush Style Brushes Download 10 Paint Brush Strokes Download 100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes Download 85 Illustrator Paint Brushes Download 28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls Download 230 Marker Illustrator Brushes Download 30 Lineart Brushes Download 64 Marker Pen Strokes Download 14 Custom Drawing Brushes Download 13 Chalk Illustrator brushes Download 11 Vector Victorian Ornaments Brushes Download 34 Technix Vector Illustrator Brushes Download 19 Lino Cut brushes Download
10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About
Artists, contemporary, creative, Inspiration, modern
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:03:20 +0000
With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power to charm, amuse, and evoke a feeling of nostalgia in the viewer. In a world where everything is digital, it’s little wonder we’re seeing a big return to illustration in art. Here are ten contemporary illustrators you should know about right now. 1. Ana Zaja Petrak Graphic designer turned illustrator, Petrak works and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Working for clients across the world, Petrak specialises in food illustration. Colorful, accessible and witty, her illustrations have a healthy dose of feel-good factor. 2. Tiffany Lynch Having studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Lynch is now a freelance artist and illustrator, working for publishers, retailers and magazines, including Penguin, Paperchase, BBC and Magma. Known for her charming, atmospheric illustrations, Lynch combines illustration and painting to create endearing artworks. 3. Leigh Viner Denver-based artist, Leigh Viner creates beautiful fashion illustration and portrait pieces. Viner is a self-taught illustrator, with a background as a makeup artist. Her keen interest in the fashion industry brings a distinctive stylish flair and elegance to her work. 4. Sophy Henn Central Saint Martins’ fashion graduate, Sophy Henn, worked in advertising for ten years before completing an MA in illustration to pursue her true passion. Now, she writes and illustrates children’s books from her studio in Sussex, England, creating images which are fun, quirky and packed with personality. 5. Stephen Anthony Davids There’s something a little different about Stephen Anthony David’s work. Born and bred in the East End of London, Davids’ illustrations have the freedom of childlike doodling matched with an honesty and humour straight from the street. 6. Alice Tait Popular British illustrator Alice Tate, has worked for the likes of Chanel, Vogue and Random House Publishing. Her illustrations depict quintessentially English scenes, like the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, through to famous global cityscapes; these are drawings to delight and charm the viewer. 7. Louise Cunningham Freelance illustrator and hand-lettering artist, Louise Cunningham creates charming retro-style artworks from her studio in Bristol. With a degree and diploma in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art, her work has been published on greeting cards, patterned textiles and non-fiction children’s books. 8. Julia Gash The founder of Bag It Don’t Bin It and Doodle-Bag – eco-friendly bag making companies, Julia Gash has a great love and understanding of how illustrations translate to print. Gash creates illustrated maps of iconic places with a distinctive vintage-feel. 9. Rosie Scott Freelance illustrator, Rosie Scott, holds a BA and HND in illustration, as well as an MA in sequential design. Working across publishing, advertising, editorial and packaging projects, Scott has an instinctive approach to line drawing, creating beautifully composed illustrations. 10. Anthony Peters Anthony Peters has worked in the design and illustration industry for more than ten years, and runs a successful design studio on the South Coast of England. A master of pared-down graphic illustration, Peters has worked for global clients including HSBC, GQ Magazine and Macmillan. His illustrations are mini-narratives, with a humorous, nostalgic and playful twist.
Creativity in the Kitchen: 15 Well Designed Tools
Industrial, creative, design, innovation, Inspiration, kitchen, products, Tools
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:33:02 +0000
In 2008, Wired magazine published an article entitled ‘The Only Five Kitchen Tools You Really Need’. The article declared that 99% of kitchen jobs could be accomplished with only a knife, a chopping board, a pot, a thermometer and a cheese grater. This may be true. However, with the vast array of innovative cooking products out there, why limit yourself to the old school way of doing things? Why not get experimenting and have some fun in the kitchen! 1. Flare Pan Developed by a rocket scientist, the Flare pan can speed up cooking times by 44% thanks to the Fin-X technology. The little ‘fins’ on the side of the pan assist in quick and even heat distribution across the base and sides of the pan and the aluminium and stainless steel design is oven safe up to 400°F. 2. Laser Engraved Rolling Pin Everyone loves traditional cookies, but you can now turn your own baked goods into something special with a laser engraved rolling pin from Valek Rolling Pins. These laser artists can engrave any design into a 16.5” beech pin, so that you can then roll out custom pastries. 3. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker The original 5 minute sandwich maker was all about making your morning routine easier. The Dual Sandwich Maker just upped the ante. Using fresh ingredients of your choice, the device can produce 2 hot breakfast sandwiches in just 5 minutes, whilst you finish getting ready for work. 4. Deglon Stainless Steel Finger Guard We all have a secret horror of cutting our finger while dicing and slicing, which is where the Deglon Stainless Steel Finger Guard can offer some peace of mind. You slip the guard onto your middle finger, just like a ring, and the shield holds the food in place whilst protecting your delicate digits. 5. iBlock Tablet Holding Chopping Board Anyone who has ever tried to cook using a recipe on a tablet will understand the difficulty involved. Introducing the iBlock. These handmade chopping blocks, complete with a slot to hold your tablet in place, are available in a variety of wood and grain options. 6. Ratio Coffee Maker Sometimes, simple is the best way. Ratio is a handmade coffee machine designed to brew a superior pot of coffee without having to program a dozen different settings. Just add water to the tank and the Ratio will automatically adjust to the appropriate brewing time. The innovative showerhead design ensures the coffee beans are evenly saturated and the simple white lights let you know when the coffee will be done. 7. Enviro Cool V-Tex When it comes to kitchen products, there is innovative, technical and then there is just plain awesome. This product falls into the latter. Using new technology, this product cools beer to 5° Celsius in just 45 seconds. It’s that simple. Still in its final stages of development, the finished product should be able to cool drinks packaged in both bottles and cans. 8. Deglon Metal Knife Set The multi-award winning Deglon Metal Knife Set is a masterpiece of both form and function. Manufactured from high quality stainless steel, each knife appears to be nested within a larger one, creating the appearance of a nest of knives. The set comes complete with a utility knife, a chef knife a slicer and a paring knife, and each knife is easily removed from the block. 9. Sushezi Sushi Made Easy Have you ever tried to make homemade sushi? It’s fiddly, messy and the end results are disappointing. Enter Sushezi. Their slogan is “Perfect sushi made easy” and they’re right. Using simple instructions and a 3 step process you can easily create restaurant quality sushi at home. 10. Jaws Knife Sharpener Knives are only as good as they are sharp, so everyone needs a knife sharpener. That being the case, why not get one modelled on a Great White Shark? Slide your knife in through the sharks’ mouth and draw out a sharper cutting blade. The sharpener is fitted with anti-slip material, making it a safe, efficient (and fun!) kitchen tool. 11. Chef ‘n’ Panini Spatula Panini is delicious, but can be fiddly to get off the grill and cut in half without burning yourself. The Chef ‘n’ Panini Spatula is simple, yet brilliant. The spatula lifts the panini off the grill and can then be used to hold the panini in place while you slice through the split in the middle of the spatula. 12. Automatic Mini Donut Factory A device that you can run on your kitchen counter, the Automatic Mini Donut Factory can produce 30 donuts in 90 seconds…you just pour in the batter. The device takes care of the rest, presenting you with perfectly formed donuts. 13. Scrap Trap The Scrap Trap is another of those brilliant little devices that is simple, yet makes life a little bit easier. Clipping onto any drawer or door, the Scrap Trap catches anything that gets wiped off the bench with the brush scraper. The end result is scraps in the bin, not on your floor. 14. One Click Instant Butter Slicing butter is pretty simple, but it’s also a messy task. Load the One Click Instant Butter Slicer with a full stick of butter, click the butter and off comes a perfect slice of butter. This little device can be stored in the fridge, pre-loaded with butter, and the food grade plastic and stainless steel materials mean it is dishwasher safe. 15. Cliff The Climber Tea Infuser Just because you’re drinking tea, doesn’t mean your tea strainer needs to be boring. Cliff the Climber is a tea infuser shaped like a mountain climber and designed to perch on the edge of your teacup. Once your tea is sufficiently infused, just lift up the infuser and place it on the included drip tray.
What Happens When You Infuse Pop Icons and Vintage Ads Together? This!
Illustrations, ads, creative, Inspiration, music, pop, vintage
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:14:26 +0000
David Redon is an Art Director from Paris. I recently found his Tumblr blog called Ads Libitum, and fell in love with the concept. David takes famous songs and turns them into vintage advertisements. He treats the artist as the product and describes him or her with their hit song. Below you’ll find ads for Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Outkast’s hit “Hey Ya!,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, and many more. Enjoy!
25 Free Business Card Mockups for Pitching Your Work
Freebies, Business, Card, client, free, Mockups, pitch
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:13:38 +0000
Presentation is everything. Especially when it comes to business cards. Here is the scenario. Let’s say you’ve spent the past few hours creating a business card for your client. Now you need to present your design in a professional manner. Are you honestly going to send them a 2D image of the front and back design? I hope not… You should use a mockup instead. By using a mockup you will boost the value of your work while showcasing it in a real life setting. Below you will find twenty-five free business card mockups. Almost every single mockup tends to use smart objects. This means that you can easily add the front and back design of your business card to each mockups. Please note that every single mockup below requires you to have Photoshop. Good luck pitching your work! Silver Business Card Mockup by José Polanco Download Business card free mock up PSD Download Business Card Mockup 01 Download Business Card Hand Mockup Download Minimal Business Card Mockup (Smart Object) Download Business Card On Agenda Download Business Cards Mockup by Graph Berry Download Free Business Cards Mockup by Alberto González Roges Download PSD Business Card Mock-Up Vol20 Download Colorful Business Card MockUp Download Stack Business Card MockUp Download Translucent Business Cards MockUp Download