Mary Winkler
Illustrator / Ypsilanti, MI
The work of Mary Winkler (aka Acrylicana) is vivid and whimsical. It's often child-like in theme, depicting sweets, fanciful creatures and rainbows as well as exploring the world of fashion and garment in illustrated form. Done in a variety of media, including digital, acrylic, watercolour and ink, Mary's work is pop art, graphic and, for lack of a better word, sparkly. Her work is painted on canvas, a variety of papers or printed by way of giclee ink jet or silk screen (usually onto fabric for pouches/bags). Mary studied Illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
Courses
  • Design & Illustration

    Getting Started With CorelDRAW

    1.5 hours
    Cc
  • Design & Illustration

    Mastering Sketch Design in Illustrator

    2.2 hours
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, August EditionPreview
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    How to Create Animated Vector Icons in Adobe Illustrator and PhotoshopPreview
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    Animating vector icons and designs is made easy with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Simply create simple flat icons and import them into Photoshop for easy GIF creation. We'll create three animated icons and explore a couple techniques for creating smooth, easy animations.Read More…
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    So You Want to Be an Apparel Designer?Preview
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    Whether you're aiming to design for a specific company or brand, or license your work as a freelancer, knowing what it takes to be an apparel designer is crucial for your career to be successful. I interviewed several designers who work in high fashion, as an indie designer, and for various apparel brands to get to know what their work-lives have been like so far. Consider this your guide to working as an apparel designer.Read More…
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    Leapin' Lizards! Create a Chameleon Pattern in Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    Leapin' Lizards! Open up Adobe Illustrator and join me in creating a custom chameleon pattern as we put shape building, custom brushes, and textures to great use. This tutorial uses Live Corners and the Pattern Options panel, which you'll find in versions CS6 or higher, but it can be adapted to earlier versions of the program as well.Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, July EditionPreview
    104 shares
    Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but also try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this round of results and join in for the next roundup!Read More…
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    So You Want to Be a Gallery Artist?Slush3
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    Fine artists and commercial artists alike often exhibit their work in a gallery setting. What does it take to become a gallery artist, curator, or owner? What's involved on either side of the art gallery coin? In this article we'll tackle both sides, giving perspectives on creating work for galleries, curating shows, managing a gallery, and more. Consider this your guide to gallery artists.Read More…
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    How to Paint a Delicious Fruit Tart Icon in KritaKrita 00b
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    Join me in painting up a delicious custard tart filled with fruit in the open-source painting program, Krita. You'll learn how to render an assortment of fruits and prepare your content for use as a desktop, mobile, or web icon, perfect for an assortment of sizes. Whet your appetite for something fun and get to know Krita.Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, June EditionPreview
    178 shares
    Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Tuts+ community! Every day visitors like you take the time to not only read our tutorials but also try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this set of results and join in for the next roundup, published next month!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The A to Z of CorelDRAWPreview
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    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite's Toolbox and dockers are jam-packed with useful tools, options, and settings that may be new to you or as familiar as the back of your hand. This A to Z list breaks down most of the program's tools, dockers, and functions with links to relevant tutorials showing you what fantastic things CorelDRAW can do.Read More…
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    What Time Is It? It's Create Icons in Adobe Illustrator Time!At 026
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    Mathematical! Create three fantastic icon designs featuring the Adventure Time characters Jake, Finn, and Princess Bubblegum. We'll use simple shapes to bring each character to life, ready for desktop or mobile app use. Simple touches like long gradients and outlines really make these icons pop!Read More…
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    So You Want to Be a Print Designer?Preview
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    An insightful look into the career of print designers from a variety of industries. Graphic designers in the industry of print design find themselves working on magazine layouts, book covers and layouts, catalogs, greeting cards, packaging, textile prints, and more. Consider this your guide to the role of a working print designer.Read More…
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    How to Create a Children's Flat Animal Pattern in Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial we'll create a set of flat animals made from simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC. Using rectangles, triangles, circles, Live Corners, and a few squiggly lines, we'll create a whole zoo of creatures ready for the Pattern Options panel and various printed products. Let's get going!Read More…