CyberGirl_Final by exocarmine

Tutorial: Professional Grade Sci-fi Design

You may recognize Shaun Jonas’ futuristic sci-fi style from our most recent favorite new compositions newsletter. As a full-time graphic designer, Shaun uses PixelSquid to continue to improve his already excellent digital art skills. “It just allows my imagination to go wild with all the amazing 3D content and possibilities to create something spectacular. I use this tool most of …

ZroForm at Borderlands by TechHunter Magazine

PixelSquid Meets Fine Art

This summer, artist (and PixelSquid Instagram favorite) Ilya Pyatygorskyy was invited to create an original art piece to display at the Borderlands exhibition in Munich by organizers at TechHunter Magazine. “The theme was The Future of Outdoors, and that sparked my interest,” said Pyatygorskyy. “Most, if not all, of my art depicts a possible future world in which humanity could …

Tutorial: PixelSquid for Graphic Design

PixelSquid is an excellent tool for building a wide range of imagery without the hassle of searching for and preparing the perfect reference image. In this latest edition of our tutorial series, graphic designer and self-proclaimed nonsense-tamer Ingo Lindmeier, aka spiel-sinn, uses PixelSquid objects to create advertising-grade imagery. This piece titled, “Guitaffe” is part of his Haushaltstier series.   1. …

Windy Day concept art by Kenny Callicutt

Creating Professional Keyframe Concept Art with PixelSquid

PixelSquid has so many uses for hobby artists and professional artists alike! This month, we sat down with film and video game concept artist, Kenny Callicutt, for a short Q&A, and a walkthrough of his creative process. His humorously titled piece, “Windy Day” uses a combination of 3D modeling, PixelSquid objects, and Photoshop paint-over to conceive a post-apocalyptic character, vehicle, …

Our favorite new compositions

Here are some of our favorite new compositions shared with us on instagram from PixelSquid artists. Be sure to follow @PixelSquid360 and these amazing artists for more inspiration.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Shaun Ryken (@shaunryken) on Nov 14, 2018 at 2:02pm PST   View this post on Instagram   A post shared …

Quick GIF made from PixelSquid objects

Quick GIFs with PixelSquid

Welcome back to Tutorials with PixelSquid! Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to read the last tutorial put together by one of our talented graphic designers, Kate (if not, then go go go). One of the great things about PixelSquid is that it makes it possible for non-designers (like me) to get creative in Photoshop – PixelSquid’s Photoshop Extension tool makes …

RoyaleWithCheese by Kevin Wilson

PixelSquid Spotted in the Wild

We’re always excited to share the incredibly creative ways artists incorporate PixelSquid into their workflows. One such artist, Kevin M. Wilson, is a UK based illustrator working primarily in the entertainment industry and the collectible screen-printed poster market. He’s found that PixelSquid is particularly useful in adding quick details to his designs. In the Pulp Fiction inspired silk-screen print, Royale …

Final KitBash Contest Image

Combining KitBash3D, OctaneRender, and PixelSquid to Create War of the Worlds

KitBash3D recently announced a concept art contest featuring their Warzone Kit. It struck me as an interesting project, and I decided to enter a concept piece. I considered a few options, but I eventually landed on re-imagining a scene from one of my favorite Sci-Fi inspirations, The War of the Worlds. While planning the image’s composition, I remembered the Rubble …