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 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…
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    The Art of Skin ShadingPreview
    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
    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…
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    How to Create a Seamless Bookshelf Pattern in IllustratorPreview
    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…
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    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…
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    Creating a Dramatic Portrait with Chunky Line ArtPreview
    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
    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…