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
    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 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…