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 Detailed Furry Dog Portrait with Art BrushesDesign and illustration
    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…
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    Vector Purity vs Raster Live Effects: Where do you stand?Preview
    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
    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…
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    Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush ToolPreview
    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…
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    20 Delightful Children's Illustrations to Inspire YouPreview
    In today's article I'm going to show you some fantastic examples of children's illustrations created in vector, which combine bold colors and cute characters. Each piece will be sure to bring a smile to your face.Read More…
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    Create a Personalized Child Fairy PrintDesign and illustration
    In today's Premium tutorial I'm going to show you how I created a personalized fairy scene using the image of a child. Along the way, I'll show you how to add fairy/elf like characteristics, create insect wings, a fantasy scene and use blurs to create depth and focus.Read More…
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    Creating a Portrait Using Only Four Colors!Design and illustration
    In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a vector portrait using only four colors. It will use a variety of Blending Modes and Opacities to give the impression that a variety of shades have been used.Read More…
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    Create a Quick Spring, Holiday Scene in IllustratorPreview
    Whether Easter is a religious holiday for you or not, if you live in the US, then you'll likely be buying some chocolates and answering some Easter Bunny questions to your kids or nephews. You may even get some client requests for this type of scene, so learn how to put it together using the Ellipse Tool and the Paintbrush Tool. Today we'll build this cute, holiday scene composed of a bunny and pastel eggs.Read More…
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    Video Game Art: 21 Epic Vector Works Made by Super Fans!Preview
    Whether you're a Playstation, PC, Xbox or Nintendo fan, there will be vector video games fan art out there to suit your tastes. Today I give you twenty-one amazing pieces of fan made video game art that will knock your socks off!Read More…
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    Using Social Promotion for Online Exposure of Your ArtPreview
    Have you considered using online communities for self promotion? Today we talk about the use of social networking to help gain online exposure for your art and tips on interacting with your audience. Whether you want to promote your art for sale or for feedback, there are a variety of ways you can go about this. In this day and age, the most cost effective way is to promote yourself via the internet. Last month we talked about promoting your work and yourself via a website portfolio. This month we're going to be looking at the option of social media as a vehicle for self promotion.Read More…
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    Featuring 25 Inspiring Vector PortraitsPreview
    Within the majority of vector communities on the internet, portrait art is a popular theme. Be it rendering from photo stock or reference free work, it's a corner stone in vector art. Browse through twenty five wonderful, unique portraits, be in technique or the final appearance, which may inspire you to try new avenues of vector art portrait creation. All of the art work has came from members on deviantArt, where there is a strong vector community.Read More…