Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly is a Melbourne based commercial artist, best known for his brand and website Bucket'o'Thought. He's into comics, animation, black humor, politics, low-brow art, science, physical activity and general silliness.
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a 100% Vector, Painterly IllustrationDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial we will use Adobe Illustrator to create a dynamic painterly textured illustration. This technique can be done using a mouse; however, a tablet will give you an extra level of control. We'll cover the complete vector painting process from sketch to final illustration.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Cell Shade and add Texture to a Vector Comic CharacterIcon
    This tutorial will show you how to create a cell shaded character in Adobe Illustrator, this is a fast technique utilizing the Live Paint bucket for block coloring, the gradient tool to add depth and form, and masked blended shapes for texture.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny CharacterPreview
    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Sean Kelly was first published on January 5th 2009. This tutorial shows you how I build a Bucket 'o' Thought character and add a dynamic background effect. This process can be applied to any sketch you are vectorising. It takes some knowledge and skill with the Pen tool, but gives you ultimate control over your line work. In this tutorial, I will constantly refer to a tools' quick key, learn your quick keys people, it makes things so much easier!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Draw Atmospheric PerspectivePrv
    In this Quick Tip you will learn how to apply the principles of Atmospheric Perspective within Illustrator. Using Transparency Masks, simple Linear Gradients and the Hue Saturation Balance color sliders you will blend flat objects to give a scene a sense of depth. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Lightning Fast Coloring with Live PaintPreview
    The Flying Rabbit is back! This time he needs some color. In this Video Quick Tip, you will learn how to use the Live Paint Tool in conjunction with the Swatches Panel to color an illustration. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip - Using the Blob Brush and Eraser for Character LinesPreview
    In this Video Quick Tip you will learn how to use a digital drawing tablet in conjunction with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools to create character outlines. If you don't own a tablet, don't worry, you can still follow along with this tut and achieve a great looking result. Let's begin!Read More…