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 ChewedKandi.net and keep up to date via her Facebook page. Find her on Behance.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    The Art of Skin ShadingPreview
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    Skin shading is a large part of creating portrait and people art. In today's article I'm going to show you different styles of skin shading and give you some helpful tips on creating flawless skin in your vector work!Read More…
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    Create a Happy Illustration for a Magazine Article DesignDesign and illustration
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    Being able to show a potential client what you can do is great, but you need to demonstrate to them how your work can be used on a commercial level. In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a happy, dancing girl illustration and then incorporate it into a magazine style article design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Seamless Bookshelf Pattern in IllustratorPreview
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    I admire the complex, inspiring seamless patterns of several vector artists and have always wanted to attempt to create my own. In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a seamless bookshelf pattern in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
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    Style Mixing, Lifestyle Illustration - Adobe Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how a mixture of styles can produce and effective lifestyle illustration, while giving thought to basic body language and what views will focus on.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Art, Utilizing the Colors of the SeasonsPreview
    In today's article, I'm going to show you twenty pieces of amazing vector art, which have color themes that are associated with the four seasons.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Dramatic Portrait with Chunky Line ArtPreview
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    In today's tutorial I'm getting back to my old vector line art roots and showing you how to achieve a chunky line art style. This can be created in any version of Illustrator CS and is a great comic look for your illustrations.Read More…
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    Create a Loving Cup of Tea in Illustrator CS5Preview
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    In today's tutorial, I'll show you how to create a quick, loving cup of tea using Adobe Illustrator CS5 using 3D effects and the Bristle Brush Tool.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Detailed Furry Dog Portrait with Art BrushesDesign and illustration
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    Have you considered trying to recreate detailed fur, showing shadows and highlights? Today's Premium tutorial goes into creating a personalized dog portrait using Adobe Illustrator art brushes for the fur and flowers, as well as some useful tips that can be applied to creating hair!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vector Purity vs Raster Live Effects: Where do you stand?Preview
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    Consider an artist using 90% vector in their work and only 10% raster live effects, would you class this artist as a "vector artist" or would you see them as a "mixed medium artist"? Do you think "vector art" should be without raster live effects? Today's article looks at this debate.Read More…
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    Creating with Vector Blends In-DepthDesign and illustration
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    Have you considered the possibilities of the Blend options in Adobe Illustrator? Today I'm going to show you ways to get creative with Blends by illustrating a whole portrait using primarily Blends!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush ToolPreview
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    Today I'm going to show you how to create a quick illustration of a puppy using negative space and the ever so versatile Paintbrush Tool (B). I recently became the proud parent of a Blenheim colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy (named Shelley!) and couldn't help creating a quick vector of her. One of the key characteristics of her is her lovely red and white coat and these two colors gave me an idea. Similar to the Adobe Illustrator orange, it would be nice to do an illustration using her color tones that integrate into an orange background. Due to this, it would require little additional detailing as your mind would make up the rest of the illustration. So let's get cracking then...Read More…
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    Embracing Creative Distractions to Benefit Your Vector ArtPreview
    Are distractions a negative issue when you're freelancing from home or creating a new piece of art? In today's article, I'm looking at justifying and refocusing the tasks that distract me to be of benefit to myself, my craft, and future work.Read More…