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. …

Composite from Scratch in Photoshop Like a Pro

Watch Photoshop design pro, Shaun Ryken, in action as he uses the PixelSquid Photoshop extension to build a full composition nearly from scratch! Shaun uses a myriad of PixelSquid objects to create his underwater fantasy titled, Game Changer. Check out the videos below where we’ve marked some important steps in Shaun’s design process. Want to follow along? Many of the …

Hitching a ride by TruthByNature

Our Favorite New Compositions

These are some of our favorite new compositions created by you and shared with us on Instagram. Follow our Instagram account @PixelSquid360 and these artists for more amazing digital art inspiration! View this post on Instagram //// APOCALYPSE//// _ _ _ _ _ Here I am in the year 2019 with a new edit and a new series. This took …

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, …

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 …