St. Martin – Patron of the Styrian New Year

So today is St. Martins day. Or, as we in Maribor call it, the “Styrian New Year”. Why do we call it that? Well around here, St. Martin is the patron of Wine making. Slovenian Styrians are kind of known ...
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Speed drawing – Legend of Pekerska gorca

I’ve been doing a lot of illustrations of Slovenian folklore. So… This is a weird one. Near Maribor there is a lonely hill named Pekerska Gorca (Pekre Hill). Pekre is a small settlement near the hill. The hill stands lone ...
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Negative space logos

Negative space logos are my favourite type of logo. I’ve been trying my hand at them for a while now and while searching for inspiration on other blogs and videos I’ve gathered a few that I like the best. Negative ...
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99designs sucks

Let’s not beat around the bush, 99designs sucks for clients, designers and illustrators. I’ve been registered on 99designs for a few years but never really participated in anything until recently. My thinking was that it can’t really be ALL bad ...
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Speed drawing scientist character

I’m trying out some speed drawing and video editing. I’m thinking of making some video tutorials :). This is a speed drawing of a scientist/doctor type character. I did everything in Illustrator except for the initial sketch. If you like ...
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Finding inspiration in the weirdest places

Intro It’a been a while since I’ve actually written this and was basically contemplating not posting this because the post is kind of weird and only semi related to my other posts. Also it gets kind of weird at a ...
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Are good video game graphics important?

The importance of graphics in video games is debatable. Some may consider them not important at all, some say they are secondary and some say they are what caries video games. If the story is good and gameplay is good, ...
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My favorite Drew Struzan movie posters

Drew Struzan Drew Struzan is one of the the biggest names in Hollywood. He’s not an actor though, he’s an illustrator and painter. His poster art is regarded as some of the best in the world and for good reason ...
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Free sketching apps for android

I’ve recently acquired a new tablet computer. To be honest when I bought it, using it for sketching and designing wasn’t my first thought. It’s not a powerful tablet as it’s meant to just watch video, surf the web and ...
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Adobe Illustrator – shadowing

How I shade in adobe Illustrator isn’t as straight forward as in Photoshop. In Photoshop you grab a brush, or the burn tool and your mostly set to go. In Illustrator you first need your lineart vectorized and colored. I’ve ...
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Heinz Edelmann

Heinz Edelmann Starting out Heinz Edelmann was born in 1934 in Czechoslovakia. Between 1953 and 1958 he studied at the art academy in Düsseldorf, where he also worked as a teacher later in his life. Even when he was just ...
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Adobe Illustrator – coloring

This is my coloring process in adobe illustrator. If you made your lineart like in this tutorial or traced it like in this tutorial you can just pick up from there and color your lineart according to these guidelines. Expanding ...
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