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
  • Design & Illustration

    Mastering Sketch Design in Illustrator

    2.2 hours
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, June EditionPreview
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    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…
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    Adobe Creative Cloud 2015: New Features for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Mobile AppsPreview
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    It's everyone's favorite time of year: Adobe Creative Cloud update time! Check out all of the new features of your favorite illustration and design programs plus new features to Adobe's mobile app line up, including Android support at long last! So check out the updates to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Android apps, and iOS apps!Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Journal Project: Mustache DoodlesPreview1
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    Gather up some markers, pens, and your journal or sketchbook of choice for this silly mustache-filled drawing challenge. We'll draw a variety of mustache shapes, fill them in with bright colors, and transform them into a pattern of characters. Join in on the fun in the comment section with your own silly mustache friends.Read More…
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    Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, May RoundPreview
    159 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…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: Interview With Michelle RomoPreview
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    Dive on into a fantastically cute world with illustrator and designer Michelle Romo. Her brand, Crowded Teeth, has been featured on a variety of products for kids and adults alike from companies such as The Land of Nod and Japan LA, as well as in gallery shows and both group and solo exhibitions over the years.Read More…
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    So You Want to Be an Art Director?Preview
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    Today we’ll take a peek behind the curtain at the career paths of Art and Creative Directors. I spoke to several artists who have worked or are currently working within a director position about their experiences, training, career path, and duties within their jobs. Join me as we break it all down into bite-sized bits. Consider this your guide to the career path of Art and Creative Directors.Read More…