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.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    The Development of a Vector ArtistPreview
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    The phrase "born to do it" comes to mind when we talk about those who excel in their chosen field, but is this really the case. In this article we'll look at the early work of the vector artist and what turned it around for them.Read More…
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    Create a Blood Elf Inspired Portrait in IllustratorDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a blood elf inspired portrait from a photo. We'll cover some photo manipulation tips, vectoring a portrait in Illustrator and even some theory on hair style.Read More…
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    Vector vs Raster – Which Do You Prefer?Preview
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    When it comes down to it, which would you prefer to work in: vector or raster? Why do you prefer one over the other and is it just a matter of time before vector art rules the digital art and design world?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Winter Festival Brushes in Illustrator CSPreview
    In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a holly, ivy and a berry brush to create a Winter Festival wreath. The brushes aren't limited to this and can be used in pieces of vector art and decorations.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Maneater Vector Girl through CollaborationPreview
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    In this tutorial you'll see a collaboration between two vector artists. Ashley S. Benson will be responsible for the initial composition layout and coloring while Sharon Milne (me) will be refining and adding further detailing to the collaboration. You'll learn techniques from both artists and learn some helpful collaboration tips.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vector, Zombie Witch IllustrationDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a zombie in the style of Left4Dead's scary witch! We cover a complete workflow, starting with a basic photo manipulation in Photoshop, through to the final illustration in Illustrator. Our result is a scary witch that is 100% vector!Read More…
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    Create a Feather Brush and Set of Detailed Wings in IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a feather art brush. You'll then learn how to use it to create a set of angel wings, which can be added to your illustrations.Read More…
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    Using Stock References in the Creation of Vector ArtPreview
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    Historically, artists have used live models and landscapes as a base for their work. In the digital age, stock photos are easily accessible and widely used in all forms of art and vector art is no exception. In this article, we'll look at how useful stock is to the vector artist.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Make a 100% Vector Drop Shadow with Illustrator CS5Preview
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    Learn how to create a drop shadow and an inner glow effect using the appearance panel and stroke options available in AI CS5, which is 100% vector.Read More…
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    Create a Furry Calligram in IllustratorPreview
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    In this tutorial I will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You'll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.Read More…
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    Benefiting from Collaborations in Vector ArtPreview
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    In this article, I discuss the benefits and different forms of collaboration out there. Artists give their advice based on past experience and I'll show you examples of collaborations within the vector art community. This is a great way to build lasting friendships with fellow artists, boost your workflow, enhance your skills, and rocket your creative output.Read More…
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    Using Multiple Styles of Gradients in Vector Illustration and Vector ArtPreview
    In this article, I will show you a variety of illustrations made from vector that contain gradients. I'll explain why these elements work well and share with you some links to great tutorials. We'll also read what the artists say about the pieces, which tools they use, and what advice they give to those wishing to venture into vector art using gradients.Read More…