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Incredibly Useful Digital Watercolour Tools for Illustrators

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

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If you’re a digital illustrator seeking a way to make work that looks handmade, you simply MUST check out this huge collection of digital brushes and tools from the great Nicky Laatz!

Equipped with just this pack – you will be an unstoppable watercolour design machine…without even picking up a paint brush :)

Get the pack here!

Posted by Thomas James on 06/03/15 under art supplies,creativity,digital,links,office,painterly,pen/brush and ink,product review,resources,studio life,Stuff,technique,Tools
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The Australian Graphic Supply Collective: Tuts and Type

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Rachel Frankel

Rachel is an Oakland-based illustrator and hand-letterer with a love of animals, literature, The National, food, and the Pacific Northwest. She works primarily in graphite, gouache, micron pens, and watercolor. She received a degree in Painting & Drawing and a minor in English & American Literature from San Francisco State University in 2011, and has been working towards a career in illustration ever since. She also plays guitar and sings for the band Phosphene.

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In my journey towards becoming somewhat of a graphic designer, I’ve gone through many bouts of chocolate-fueled rage, cursing when I can’t figure out how to line up my beziers correctly, or how exactly to create a seamless repeat pattern. Although there are loads of tutorials online, the Australia Graphic Supply Company is set to become the “square one” learning source for budding designers and typographers of all types (pun not intended).

Self-described “pixel-wranglers,” Dave and Laura Coleman are a husband-and-wife team working out of Sydney, Australia, focusing on a wide range of visual services from photography and branding to illustration and tattoo design. While Laura mostly manages operations & finances, Dave handles the creative side of their shared business–and both of them share a serious passion for design, photography and lettering.

They host a selection of their own client work on their website, but the primary focus is on their community and growing tutorial section. What’s neat to see is that their tutorial aesthetic matches up perfectly with that of their professional projects–the aim is clearly to give the viewer proper insight into the process of creating high-quality design and typography while simplifying the process down to layman’s terms.

One of my favorite tutorials was Creating a Hand-Lettered Logotype from Beginning to End–I’ve included some screenshots and a video below.

Dave and Laura were briefly living and working abroad in Oviedo, Spain, but are now in the process of returning to their home base in Sydney. To follow along with their adventures, check out their travel blog.

I’ve also included a couple links to my other favorite tutorials below:

No Pain, No Grain (How to Create a Seamless Vector Wood Grain Pattern)

So What’s the Big Deal with Horizontal & Vertical Bezier Handles Anyway?

I can’t wait for more exciting tutorials and developments from the AGSC. Thanks so much to Dave and Laura for sharing their knowledge with us! Follow along with them on theirwebsiteTwitter, and Pinterest.

Posted by Rachel Frankel on 07/29/14 under creativity,design,digital,links,resources,tutorial / how-to,typography
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IF Eye Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

Wunderkammer :: Great colored pencil works by Alessandro Sicioldr Bianchi

Super Illustration Portfolio :: Kim Rosen

2013 Calendar – Grand Champions :: Sally Harless

EndoftheLine :: Commissioned murals and art events

Peaceable Kingdom :: Art zine by Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson

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Artwork by Kim Rosen

Posted by Thomas James on 11/16/12 under links
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IF Eye Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

Lucia Calfapietra :: Lolvey illustration portfolio.

Nice Collage Work :: Amélie Lengrand

Cute, simple animal prints :: by Jane Massey

Nathalie Dion :: Editorial illustration portfolio.

Yeji Yun :: Super fun style.

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Artwork by Lucia Calfapietra

Posted by Thomas James on 11/09/12 under links
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IF Eye Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

Bee Johnson :: Awesome illustrator portfolio.

Daily Doodle Sketch :: Tiffany Patterson is illustrating her days – everyday for a year.

Foursight :: Newly founded Manchester-based illustration collective.

Eva Vazquez :: Wonderful conceptual illustration portfolio.

h.t. yao :: Beautiful children’s illustrations

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Artwork from Bee Johnson

Posted by Thomas James on 11/02/12 under links
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IF Eye Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

The Quiet Pictures Experiment :: Kickstarter project for beautiful prints and cards

Animals on Bikes :: Illustrations by London-based artist and designer, Laura Sellman

Smartphone Cases :: Artsy phone cases by artist Elisa Sheehan

Ministry of Monsters :: Happy monsters, terrific monsters, little monsters, huge monsters… by Squizzato Antony

Mannequins :: Poster Prints by Janina Sitzman

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Artwork from Ministry of Monsters

Posted by Thomas James on 10/12/12 under links
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IF Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

Alejandra Gonzalez

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My Blank Paper :: Rebecca Green

Hate Mail :: Penguin Books

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Artwork by Rebecca Green

Posted by Thomas James on 09/28/12 under links
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IF-Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

John William Walters

racheltjie 3 :: Miné Jonker

sketchbook :: Tim Bierbaum

Marie ERR

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Image Credit: Marie ERR

Posted by Thomas James on 09/21/12 under links
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IF-Candy :: Weekend Links

Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.
Thomas James

ESCAPE :: Art Attack video featuring Devin Troy Strothers

365 Critters Tumblr :: Hey Beast Studio

Elly Strigner :: MA Sequential Design & Illustration

Writers :: Scope in Drawings

Bogrollers :: Becky Long

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Image Credit: Elly Strigner

Posted by Thomas James on 09/14/12 under editorial submissions,links
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