Sharon Milne
Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi is an Illustrator and Author specialising in vector art. She's from Northumberland in the United Kingdom. She's also our Design & Illustration Editor here on Tuts+. You can check out her website portfolio by going to and keep up to date via her Facebook page. Find her on Behance.
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Simple, Snowy Seamless PatternPreview
    If you're in the north of the northern hemisphere as I am, it's coming towards winter. With the holidays coming up, we're hoping for a white holiday! In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a very basic snowy seamless pattern. It is aimed at those who are new to Adobe Illustrator and goes over some great tools that you can benefit from in future projects.Read More…
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    Should You Watermark Your Art?Preview
    In Today's article we look at watermarking your artwork. We'll consider the opinions of those who use them in their work. Should you watermark your work to prevent misuse? Let's read on to find out.Read More…
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    Create a Garden Scene Using Brushes in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    In today's tutorial, I'm going to be showing you how to create this garden scene using the Appearance panel, Art and Scatter brushes. Along the way, you will see how Color Guides and using the Rectangular Grid Tool can help you put together a composition.Read More…
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    Scenes and Backgrounds in Vector IllustrationPreview
    In today's feature article, I'm going to show you work from seven talented vector artists. Discover how they approach backgrounds and construct whole scenes. Learn how they turn single elements into the focal point in an overall composition. These are techniques that will take time and work to master, but are well-worth the effort.Read More…
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    Create a Vector Bamboo Forest with Blends, Brushes and ProfilesPreview
    In today's tutorial you'll learn how to create a bamboo vector illustration with the help of custom art and pattern brushes, blends and profiles on strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Vector bamboo is an excellent element to use in your work to give a classic Japanese fine art print feel, for use as bamboo forest art background in a larger illustration, and to make your vector pictures stand out with stylish bamboo art. So let's jump straight into it!Read More…
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    What is Vexel Art?Preview
    Vexel art has been mentioned on a variety of websites, be it talking about vector art and vexel art, or featuring the wonderful work created by vexel artists. However, do you actually know the answer to "What is vexel art?"Read More…
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    Massive Mix of Vector Halloween Resources: Spooky Inspiration and Haunting TutorialsPreview
    Halloween is coming and it's time to get creative with some spooky vector art. Whether you like the dark and evil side or you're a fan of the cheerful and candy sweet side, today's article has spooky, scalable, inspiration for you. Read More…
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    Create a Jack O' Lantern with Blend Art Brushes in IllustratorPreview
    It's October and if you're like me, you're looking forward to the zombie apocalypse or Halloween, either are fun! So to celebrate the creepy occasion I'm going to show you how to create a jack o' lantern, which can be used as an icon or as a decorative item. Not only that, but I'll show you have to create some very useful art brushes based on quick blends, which create a smooth airbrushed effect, but is still 100% vector! Are you ready for some vector pumpkin carving?Read More…
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    Creating a Stylish Line Art Portrait with Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create an elegant, feminine portrait using primarily line art used in a variety of creative ways.Read More…
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    Top Tips and Secrets from Talented Vector ArtistsPreview
    Today we share top tips and secrets from talented vector artists, which can help add insight into their processes and can give us the advice we need to improve in our own artwork.Read More…
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    Playing with Stationery Art Brushes and the Live Paint BucketPreview
    In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to create some line art style stationery art brushes. You'll then learn to combine them with the Live Paint Bucket to create a typography piece.Read More…
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    Using the Appearance Panel to Create a Kitchen IllustrationDesign and illustration
    In today's Premium tutorial, I'm going to take advantage of the Appearance Panel to create a kitchen illustration. There are so many benefits to using the Appearance Panel and creating your own Graphic Styles. The big bonus for me is how much time can be saved when you can create a multi use style.Read More…