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
    Create a Peacock Illustration in Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    In today's premium tutorial I'm going to show you how I created a peacock illustration with mainly brushes and symbols. Learn how dividing an image into areas and remedying it with the use of art brushes, scatter brushes and symbols can make your workflow quicker and easier.Read More…
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    How to Create a Scratchboard Effect Bear PortraitFinal 41
    Today's tutorial is aimed at those who are beginners with Adobe Illustrator CS (and later versions) and who also have access to a graphics tablet. In this Basix tutorial I'll be showing you how to create your own scratchboard effect bear portrait, along the way giving you helpful hints on how to make the whole process easier.Read More…
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    Create a Stylized Performance Car in Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    In today's Tuts+ Premium tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a stylized performance car from a reference image using many gradients, custom art brushes, patterns, clipping masks and not a single gradient mesh or blur in sight!Read More…
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    40 Inspiring Animal Vector Art IllustrationsPreview
    In today's article, I'm going to show you 40 pieces of inspiring vector art animal illustrations. See how a variety of artists render things from fur to feathers, scales to horns, and more. I'll also share with you links to tutorials here on Vectortuts+ so you can gain insight into how animal illustrations and effects can be created.Read More…
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    Create a Jellyfish with Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS5Preview
    In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a stylized jellyfish using blends and brushes within Adobe Illustrator CS5. Being as I'm not an expert on the anatomy of a jellyfish, please forgive my lack of terminology on naming the parts correctly. This jellyfish is just a sparkling critter from the deep sea depths! So let's get right into it.Read More…
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    Create a Kung Fu Panda Diptych in Adobe Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    In today's tutorial, I'll show you how to create a Kung Fu Panda Diptych composition in Adobe Illustrator CS5. I'll be using a variety of tools and tricks along the way, as well as a little bit of magic from creating your own pattern to creating a conical Asian hat. It's time for some vector kung fu.Read More…
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    Goals and Achievements This Year and Into the FuturePreview
    It's coming towards the end of the year where traditionally people will set New Years Resolutions, which ultimately dooms them into failing and feeling bad and we become envious and joyful of those rare few who managed to keep them. In today's article, we're getting nosey and finding out what people have achieved in 2011 and what they want to do in 2012. Seeing other vector artists goals inspires us to look at what we want to achieve ourselves next year.Read More…
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    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…