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
    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…
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    Your Portfolio, Starting Out with a Low BudgetPreview
    So you've decided you want a portfolio, but aren't sure what you want in it, or which route to go. Maybe you've just started out and have a low budget. In today's article I look at starting a new portfolio with advice from vector artists and a look at two low budget portfolio options.Read More…
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    Create A Gasmask Angel in Illustrator CS5Design and illustration
    Today's tutorial I'm going to talk you through creating a Gasmask Angel, as well as building upon a perspective stock image with your own sketch, and going through to vectoring it. You'll learn techniques in perspective line art, and how to use gradients to distort and enhance your beautiful lines.Read More…
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    How to Create a Hair Braid Pattern Brush in IllustratorPreview
    In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a deceivingly complex yet easy to make patterned hair brush using Adobe Illustrator. You'll learn how I illustrate braids/plaits and then how to apply this element yourself in your hair designs.Read More…
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    20 Amazing, Conceptual Vector Artworks to ExplorePreview
    Conceptual art has to be one of my favorite themes. It's a piece of art that plays out an event, situation, or concept to it's viewer. Sometimes you get it straight away on first glance, sometimes it's a real head scratcher. Throw vector into the equation and I'm in heaven. Today I give you twenty pieces of amazing vector art from the galleries of deviantART to make you think, inspire you, and hopefully put a smile on your face.Read More…
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    Create a Backlit, Elegant Female Portrait in IllustratorPre
    Today I'm going to be showing you how to create an elegant female portrait using complimentary colors with a backlight effect. You'll learn several tips along the way to help enhance and flatter your female illustrations, which are comparable with many cosmetic tips!Read More…