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Wills-farm-copy-coverBiting Styles: Scott Wills

Biting Styles: Scott Wills

This week I’m biting the style of Animation Background Painter Scott Mills. You have probably seen his contributions to popular cartoons like Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars Clone Wars (2003).  I was always impressed with the techniques he used to create these backdrops. Scotts use of textures from his brushstrokes to dabs from a sponge is inspiring. Is it possible to replicate that look with vector brushes in Adobe Illustrator?

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Kwiatowski-knob-copy-coverBiting Styles: Piotr Adam Kwiatkowski

Biting Styles: Piotr Adam Kwiatkowski

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I came across the work of Piotr Kwiatkowski while browsing for user interface design. I liked the how he used drop shadows and subtle gradients to give these 2d UI elements some dimension. Piotr also provides the PSD’s on the dribble page, so I took a look to  see how he made them. Once I understand what’s involved, how can I replicate this look in Adobe Illustrator. 

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