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.
Tutorials
  • 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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop025
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    Create custom grunge brushes from photos, scanned resources, or from scratch in Adobe Photoshop!Read More…
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    How to Make a Cute Pig Face Icon With Simple Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator023
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    Learn to use Gradient Meshes and simple shapes to make a pig face icon in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
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    To the Point: Interview With Dave Perillo, aka MontygogPre
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    For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave's body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries.Read More…
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    How to Create a Pixel Game UI in Adobe Photoshop026
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    There's a lot you can do when creating a menu or one f the numerous interfaces that exist within a video game. In the case of this tutorial, we'll take the time to play with pixel art once again to make something RPG-inspired that harkens back to 16-bit menu screens.Read More…
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    Get Under the Hood with Vector Wire Frames: All About Outline ModeUntitled 2
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    Breaking down the how, what, and why of Outline Mode in Adobe Illustrator. Outline Mode is a path-only, wire-frame view of your vector work. Read More…
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    Create a Candy Gumball Machine Illustration in Adobe IllustratorPreview1
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    Draw a brightly colored gumball machine from scratch using Adobe Illustrator in this tutorial from illustrator Mary Winkler.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Publish Artwork Directly from Adobe CC to BehancePreview
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    A step-by-step guide on Adobe Illustrator CC's Behance integration.Read More…
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    Create Pixel Art with a Limited Palette in 10 Steps with PhotoshopPreview
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    Render two sets of icons with limited palettes inspired by 8-bit graphics in Adobe PhotoshopRead More…