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 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…
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    Create an Art Nouveau Poster in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Alphonse Mucha is notably the most influential artist from the Art Nouveau era. I'm going to gain inspiration from his work and show you how to create your own Art Nouveau poster using Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
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    25 Inspirational Posters from 5 Outstanding Vector ArtistsPreview
    Having the skill to create a great piece of vector art is one talent, but being able to combine this into creating a captivating poster design is another. Consider the elements of the poster... being able to grab our initial attention, and holding it until you read all it's detail. The poster needs to match the tone and the purpose of the poster in order to sell you the idea or product.Read More…
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    Free Resources for Adobe Illustrator on DeviantARTPreview
    DeviantART released their group's platform this time last year. It's spawned 1,000's of groups ranging from digital art groups to fan art groups. Let me introduce you to the only Adobe Illustrator resources focused group on DA and some of it's many AI resources.Read More…
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    Careers in Vector Illustration and DesignPreview
    Want vector to pay your bills or an extra piece of income with your vector illustration and design skills? Then you're in the same boat as me, as I want to know more about careers in vector too! Check out today's article that asks the question to some big names in vector, as well as what qualities you need to make that career launching step!Read More…
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    Create a Male Portrait from a Photo ReferenceDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a detailed male portrait from a photo reference with a slight cartoon styling. I'll go into male portrait theory and talk about the common errors in creating a male portrait and how to avoid them.Read More…
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    Creating Scalable Textures Within IllustratorPreview
    Sometimes it's just quicker to apply a raster texture on top of a piece of vector art to take your work to the next level. However doing this prevents the work from being entirely scalable. For some this is not so much of an issue, but for many this is a big deal. In today's tutorial I'd like to show you a way to achieve texture in your vector art without the need of raster assistance.Read More…
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    The Development of a Vector ArtistPreview
    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
    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
    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…
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    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…