Final Alien Tomb by Kenny Callicutt

Finding Balance with Concept Artist Kenny Callicutt

PixelSquid is pleased to welcome our guest author, professional concept artist Kenny Callicutt. Kenny previously authored a post about his technical process. This time Kenny’s demonstration is of his creative process and how he uses his tools to bolster creative balance between his professional artwork and his personal artwork. For the last 10+ years, I’ve worked as a concept artist …

Tutorial: Quickly Photoshop an Overgrown Post-Apocalyptic Scene with PixelSquid

As digital art becomes more ubiquitous, working digital artists often need to iterate on concepts at high speed. Video game 2D artist and student Camilo Polanco shows us how he uses PixelSquid objects to create a fully fleshed out post-apocalyptic mood piece, complete with aged ruins and overgrown flora, without the hassle of clipping and masking leaf-by-leaf. Read on to …

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 …

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, …

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 …