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Drawing techniques

Can someone give me a hand please..?
I have a lot of ideas, but I´m missing knowledge for better techniques (mainly not hand-drawing). Are there any books for microstock - work..? (how to create stickers, backgrounds, ...) I know some websites, for example http://vector.tutsplus.com/ but I´m looking for more inspiration and info. It was probably discussed more times here on the blogs, a link would be fine of course too.
Thanks a lot
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Posted: 09/03/2013, 14:58:26 PM
1st of all you'll need to learn the basics (techniques,instruments, slicing tools, brushes and so on and so on). The next thing you'll have to do is to turn on your imagination and start drawing. For example website buttons, use standard forms (squares, triangles, rectangles, circles and so on and so on). So you don't have to be such a gifted artist to draw/create beautiful and stylish arts. Keep it simple but do it with the best quality (technique).
P.S. A'm also missing the knowledge of hand drawing :D Try to search in Google for the main subject (e.g. web design tutorials). Open one of the tutorials, you'll learn alot of differen effects/techniques...
That's my advice. Good luck!
Posted: 09/04/2013, 05:37:55 AM
thanks for 1 response :)
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Posted: 09/05/2013, 15:18:40 PM
Hello Vašek,

First of all you need a graphic software. If you don't want to spend money, Inkscape is a very good (and free) software. I use it and I am a self-taught. Search with Google and you'll find a lot of tutorials.
Give it a try and day by day you'll learn something new.
And if you'll have specific requests don't hesitate to ask again here on the forum.

Best, Rob.
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Posted: 09/06/2013, 04:35:57 AM
Hi Rob,
thanks for help. Software is no problem yet, I bought ADOBE CS6 suite, I know Inkscape as well of course, very good, that is right.
I´m interested for example in those backgrounds (dots, stars,..)
I look for some tuts but wasn´t succesful, is it difficult to draw something in this way please?
I also thought starting with something more simple, in this way for example...

Best r.
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Posted: 09/07/2013, 02:39:22 AM
You'll surely find a lot of tutorials online. In any case, "abstract background" is a very well covered subject in our database. Offer something new should be the primary goal. Good luck! ;-)
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Posted: 09/08/2013, 10:57:01 AM
Hi Vennys,
The two examples you posted, should not be too hard to draw. The circle one is just random circles...So just make a circle and experiment and the tree with frame is still just basic shapes that you put together to make a tree with decorations..there are lots of tuts on the internet to get you started..Take baby steps to learn how to draw the shapes..and then technic to fill as you desire.
Here is a few tuts to help you make shapes... http://www.cuttwopieces.com/search/label/Inkscape

I use Inkscape but I am sure that Adobe CS6 must have tons of tutorials for illustrations.
Good luck.
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Posted: 09/09/2013, 09:02:12 AM