Mary Winkler
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

    Mastering Sketch Design in Illustrator

    2.2 hours
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Illuminated Digital Paper Cut-Out Scene in Adobe IllustratorIlluminated 027
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use gradients, effects like drop shadows and outer glows, and custom brushes in order to render a Halloween-inspired scene that takes on the look and design principles of dimensional, illuminated paper cut-outs. Fire up Adobe Illustrator and let's get creating!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: An Interview With Robert IzaPreview1
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    Interview with artist and animator, Robert Iza. Readers may know his work from the webcomic "The Eternally Injured Ninja" or as a storyboard artist for the Nickelodeon series "Breadwinners". In this interview, Iza discusses his artwork, inspiration, working for Nickelodeon, art shows in galleries, and more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Easy Halloween Pattern in CorelDRAWHwp 020
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    Learn how to create three Halloween-inspired designs using both shape and drawing tools from CorelDRAW's Toolbox and form them into a cohesive, repeated pattern. All three designs are formed from basic shapes: circles, squares, and triangles. Paired with the Property Bar and a spooky holiday aesthetic, you'll be editing your pattern in no time!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Transform a Stock Photo Into an Airbrushed and Stenciled Illustration in Adobe PhotoshopSpirot034
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    In this tutorial, you will learn techniques for creating sketchy, hand-drawn line art with a stock photo, using gradients and noise effects to imitate airbrushing techniques, and using custom shape tools to create quick and easy stencil designs within your illustration. This tutorial was originally completed with a graphics tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    CorelDRAW: Shape Building BasicsPumpkin2
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    Launch right into CorelDRAW with an introduction into building designs with a variety of basic shapes. This tutorial will focus on assorted shape tools (rectangles, ellipses, and polygons) along with the toolbars and dockers whose options control the look, feel, and properties of said shapes. Not once do we pick up the Pen Tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Digital Handicraft Collage in Adobe PhotoshopCollage023
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    Through the combination of drawn elements and scanned pieces, we'll create a Halloween-inspired collage that looks as if it's been sewn, crocheted, and appliquéd rather than the digital artwork it really is. Download the asset pack included in this tutorial and let's get crafting with Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make an Animated Pumpkin Icon Using Pixel Art in Adobe PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial, you will create a spooky jack-o-lantern from scratch, rendered entirely in pixels (the building blocks of digital art). Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop's Timeline panel to animate a smiling, winking face that blows a kiss at the viewer and lights up both inside and out.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    CorelDRAW: Basic Drawing ToolsQt13
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    Learn the basics of CorelDRAW X7 by starting with the program's plethora of drawing tools. We'll open up the Toolbox and dive into using the Pen Tool, 2-Point Line Tool, 3-Point Curve Tool, Freehand Tool, and more! We'll also go over essential dockers such as the Object Properties and Object Manager.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adobe Max 2014: New Features for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Mobile AppsPreview
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    It's that time again: a huge update has come to Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Below, you'll find all of the new features added to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and some new iOS mobile apps that integrate with many of Adobe's applications. Take advantage of Library panels, easily extractable assets, apps like Adobe Brush and more, all created to improve your workflow.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Anna DittmannPreview
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    In this interview, digital artist Anna Dittmann discusses her body of work, art techniques, and future goals. Explore Anna's nature-inspired artwork, ethereal color palettes, and beautiful portraiture work while she breaks down her influences, history, artistic goals, and current projects. Her work is inspiring and downright brilliant to behold.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design023
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    Let's play with Linear Gradients in this abstract poster design. Fire up Adobe Illustrator (I'll be using Illustrator CC 2014) and get ready to doodle out some rainbows, curving arrows, and paisley-like splash designs, all the while laying down gradients that really let this creation pop out from the page. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Sabrina SmelkoPreview
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    An interview with Canadian illustrator and designer, Sabrina Smelko, whose work varies from illustration to graphic design to art direction to blog writing. She's worked with Mozilla, AARP, and a host of other companies. It seems her client list never ends, and as such her insight into the working life of an in-demand designer is enlightening to say the least.Read More…