• Design & Illustration
    Navigating the Sea of Character Design MerchandisingPreview
    Everywhere you look there's opportunity for character merchandising, from the custom toy on your book shelf to the cartoon branded yogurt in your fridge. Fueled partly by the popularity of artist edition toys, sneakers and apparel, and partly by advancement in manufacturing and printing technology, character merchandising is a great avenue for designers and illustrators to develop their creations and bring them to a wider audience. The following article will teach you the basics of what you need in a character before it's suitable for merchandising and what services are available for the DIY merchandiser.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Beginner's Guide to Digital Textile PrintingPreview
    This is a basic illustration tutorial combined with a practical overview of file preparation for Digital Textile Printing. After a long process of trial and error I've developed a streamlined process for creating files for digital textile printing. This is the perfect tutorial for people wanting to learn basic file preparation and color management. You'll learn the details of prepping your vector file for digital textile printing and these skills transfer well to larger projects. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Interview with Nathan Jurevicius, Touch My Pixel and RenmotionPreview
    Best known for creating the quirky world of Scarygirl, Nathan Jurevicius is one of the industry's hardest working illustrators. Not only is he the creative force behind a swag of collectible figures, various mini comics, solo exhibitions in both Australia and overseas, a graphic novel (due to be released October '09) and a proposed feature film. He is also responsible for the lavish styling of the newly released Scarygirl online game. This was not achieved by one person alone. With the help of Sophie Byrne (Passion Pictures Australia) and financial assistance from the Film Victoria Digital Media Fund - Nathan, and a team of dedicated professionals have brought the world of Scarygirl to life. In this interview, developers Tony Polinelli and Tarwin Stroh-Spijer from Touch My Pixel, ‘in game’ Flash animator Suren Perera from Renmotion and Nathan Jurevicius share their professional viewpoints on the production of this ground breaking project.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Make A Skateboard For Digital PrintingDesign and illustration
    Loungekat shows us how to make a skateboard design with some of the new features in Illustrator CS4. Let's check out her process of creating this hot vector design and how to prepare it for digital printing - the CS4 way. Let's get to it!Read More…