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, …

Michael Wandrey Tutorial 16

Michael Wandrey’s Surreal Compositions with PixelSquid

Michael Wandrey, aka @Foxmikey1 on Instagram, is a popular digital artist and photographer who has made incredible works of surrealist art using PixelSquid objects. His racing snail composition using a PixelSquid Engine and Snail were featured in a full two-page spread in the 2019 edition of PhotoshopBIBEL. He’s shared his process for creating this super-charged racing snail as a video …

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 …

Changes to PixelSquid Pricing

PixelSquid has come a long way in the almost 3 years since we launched. When we started we were focused purely on the power of our PSD files, but we quickly realized that the big breakthrough with what we offered came from the Spinners. Choosing from over 200 angles for each 3D object and then grabbing a pixel-perfect PNG or …

Tutorial: Party Animals by James Popsys

There are two things we at PixelSquid love more than anything: the level of creativity and expertise that PixelSquid users put into their compositions, and seeing all the fun ways PixelSquid objects are incorporated into scenes. And James Popsys‘ work is no exception. We’re so fortunate to have James back with another charming tutorial to show how fast and easy …