Best of the Web: May 2010

Today we are showcasing “Best of the Web”. We have scoured the internet in search of other design driven blogs and websites to showcase what they have to offer for the month of May, 2010. There is plenty of great stuff out there such as tutorials, freebies, resources and lots of inspirational pieces. I am confident that your designs will benefit from these hot new finds.

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The Incredible Hulk Inspired Artwork

In this post I will be featuring The Incredible Hulk as the sixth instalment of my comic book inspired artwork. At the time I got into the Hulk because of the popularized TV series titled  “The Incredible Hulk”  that aired from 1978 – 1982 starring Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk himself and Bill Bixby as DR. Robert Bruce Banner. As The Hulk, DR. Banner transforms into this raging green giant under extreme emotional stress. In this article you will find some really cool Hulk inspired artwork from some really talented artists. Hope you enjoy!

Want more articles on comic book artwork? Check out some of my previous post:

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: The Joker

Batman Inspired Artwork

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Wonder Woman

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Iron Man

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Spider-Man

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The Joker: Comic Book Inspired Artwork

In my last post of comic book inspired artwork Batman was the focal point . In this article it is only fitting that I follow it up with Batman’s archenemy, the Joker. The Joker has been Batman’s nemesis since the 1940’s, and has been responsible for many bad fortunes in Batman’s life. In this post you will see some really great and detailed designs of  The Joker from various talented artists. Hope you enjoy!

Want more articles on comic book artwork? Check out some of my previous post:

Batman Inspired Artwork

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Wonder Woman

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Iron Man

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Spider-Man

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Wonder Woman: Comic Book Inspired Artwork

With the Wonder Woman movie coming in 2011, there has been much speculation over who will play the part of the attractive superhero. Lots of people are saying it could potentially be Megan Fox while Lucy Lawless has expressed interest in the role as well. While the Hollywood big-wigs figure out who will play the part let’s check out some really cool Wonder Woman inspired artwork from some really talented artists. Hope you enjoy!

Want more articles on comic book artwork? Check out some of my previous post:

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Iron Man

Comic Book Inspired Artwork: Spider-Man

Comic Book Inspired Vector Artwork

CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains

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Best of the Web: March 2010

Today we are showcasing “Best of the Web”. We have scoured the internet in search of other design driven blogs and websites to showcase what they have to offer for the month of March, 2010. There is plenty of great stuff out there such as tutorials, freebies, resources and lots of inspirational pieces. I am confident that your designs will benefit from these hot new finds.

Are you looking to contribute to our design community and possibly be featured in the “Best of the web” section?

Suggest a link to a relevant article, or submit your own! You will help push the design community to much higher levels.

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Spider-Man: Comic Book Inspired Artwork

One thing that I used to love doing while I was in school was to draw my favorite comic book heroes and villains in my homework books. My favorites at the time being Spider-man and Batman. If you are into comic books, you will really get a treat out of this post. In this article you will see some Spider-Man inspired artwork from some really talented artists. In the next couple of weeks I will also be showcasing other super heroes and villains such as Batman, Iron man, Wonder Woman and The Joker. I hope this post brings back some great childhood memories. Enjoy!

Want more articles on comic book artwork? Check out some of my previous post:

Comic Book Inspired Vector Artwork

CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains

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50 Hot New Tutorials (Part2)

Tutorials can often be your greatest source of inspiration when trying to design that project you have been putting off. In this post, I have rounded up a collection of very useful tutorials from around the web from the month of February. You’ll find everything from a super easy neon style in photoshop, to creating a stylized first aid icon in illustrator. So what are you waiting for…why not try one out?

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50 Incredible Asian Vector Portraits

A vector portrait is basically a computer-generated work of art made up of lines. The coordinates of these lines, which contain blocks of colour between them, are plotted with the aid of computer software. Vector images can easily be differentiated from bitmap (raster) images, which are arranged as arrays of individual pixels.

Unlike bitmap images, vector images tend to look quite ‘simple’ with a limited palette and little or no fine detail or shading. It is this simplicity, however, which gives them great power over the viewer.

Humans find vector images particularly attractive and memorable for one main reason: the human brain itself interprets and stores images of the world around it in vector format. The lack of fine detail in a vector image means it has a relatively low demand on memory (both in the brain and on a computer) and can therefore be stored more easily.

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Comic Book Inspired Vector Artwork

Ever since I was a child I have been a fan of comic books. In October of 2009, I wrote a post titled: CG Artwork: Superheroes and Villains. In that post I assembled some amazing examples of superheros and villains created in CG. In this post you will see some beautifully designed comic book inspired vector artwork created by talented artists from around the globe. Hopefully one of these creations will inspire you to create your own amazing design. Enjoy!

Want more articles on vector graphics? Check out some of my previous post:

Ultimate Resource List for Vector Graphics

Vector Artwork: 50+ Inspirational Creations

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