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3-D Peelings Tutorial 3-D Peelings Tutorial(0)

Go 3-D! 

What You’ll Be Making


I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new.

Adobe Illustrator Eye Tutorial Adobe Illustrator Eye Tutorial(0)

A detailed tutorial on making a beautiful eye

You want to create a Web Site Mascot? You want to create a Web Site Mascot?(0)

1. Introduction
Character and mascot design are nothing new and have been around for a long time, but with the advent of the internet it has seen somewhat of a renaissance. On the net we are faced with a daily barrage of information, data and imagery. The use of a site mascot can be an effective way to cut through this information overload and connect with the viewer on an emotional level. Mascots and characters can be used as part of a logo, or independently, but the advantage they have over a logo alone is that they have character and a personality all of their own.

2.Character Freebie
For added inspiration and as a bonus you are getting  the opportunity todownload the original files for your own use, which is a super freebie. See the download file for further usage information. The character is available in both AI and EPS formats.

3.The Brief

By their nature site mascots are for use on the web. Remember to set your file to RGB.


Make the characters height as close to it’s width as possible.

6.Cropping the Image

7.The Dynamics of the Image or Depth of Field

8.Line Weights and Outlines

9.It’s All in the Eyes

10.Getting Started, and Putting Ideas Onto Paper
At this stage,try get anything and everything down on paper before sifting through it to see what works for you.Then refine the roughs before using a layout pad for the final roughs.Preferably layout pads to tracing paper, as they are much cheaper and the pencil work is less prone to smudging.

11.Time to Go Digital

We’re going to go for the No.4 character, but it would work better with a goatee beard removed.

These are all going to have a very similar placement to the main character so there is the opportunity to re-use elements of the original character. This not only cut down your workload dramatically, it also adds a sense of continuity to the site. Having the separate parts of the character on individual layers is a great help here, as moving the arms and tilting the head can transform the pose.
There is to be no background to the the mascots to suggest their purpose, but adjusting the posture and the addition of some simple props can communicate this with the viewer.
Using the original drawing for the main character in conjunction with a layout pad gives me a bit of a head start when it comes to the other poses. As for the rest of the poses, it is a case of submitting these to the client and making amendments as necessary until they are happy with them.

Below are the finished characters. All that’s left to do is to supply them to the client in the format of their choice. In this case, you can download the original files for your own use here.

This tutorial by Scott Jackson was first published on May 8th 2009.

Vector Art and Design Vector Art and Design(0)

Depending on your location, choose the fastest server to download.PNG do not need to download , Just save the image.

All the materials uploaded by net friends. Only learning.All The vector mentioned are the property of their respective owners, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain. The licence mentioned above the download button is just an indication. Please check the indicated author’s website for details. Regards, Sultan Yaqub

Lighting and Rendering in 3ds max using Mental Ray Lighting and Rendering in 3ds max using Mental Ray(0)

Lighting and Rendering in 3ds max using Mental Ray

Here you will learn how to light and set up some materials for a nice result in a shorter time.

To start make sure you are working in a metric unit with realistic proportion, first use a Daylight System

25 Photoshop Techniques Every Designer Must Know 25 Photoshop Techniques Every Designer Must Know(0)

One of the best things about Photoshop is that you never stop learning. There are countless tips and tricks to help boost your productivity and work flow some are obvious and easy to find while some you have to dig a little to seek them out. In this post I’m going to reveal 25 of the best advanced techniques to help you design faster and better within Adobe Photoshop.

Most Inspiring 3d Flash websites Most Inspiring 3d Flash websites(0)

For those of you with keen eyes and passion for flash, you will notice that 3D flash websites are penetrating into our flash world today. Thanks to the open source 3D engines that do wonders to help create these 3D flash websites, we flash lovers have the luxury of seeing, admiring and getting new perspectives out of these sites. Here are the 24 picked 3D flash websites that we think will inspire you.

Glass and a Half Full Productions

Cristof Echard

The Economist: Thinking Space

Tag Galaxy

I am uniQue

Audi VDT

100 Best Films

Florian Bernard’s Portfolio


The Profiler

Sony Bravia

Toyota iQ


Me InTru 3D

Morgan Stanley Matrix

Honda Accord 2008


Hatica 2009

Pritt Knutselwereld


Coke Live Music Festival

Shinkansen and Love


Darcmatter Labs


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