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Vertex Week: digital illustration in Photoshop with Erik Ly

Digital illustration in Photoshop with Erik Ly

Vertex Week 2022 is proud to present this tutorial on digital illustration from contemporary illustrator Erik Ly. A past contributor to Creative Bloq's sister title Imagine FX, Ly specialises in surreal illustrations, character art and animal drawings. 

Ly has an impressive list of former clients including Serif Affinity, Archie Comics and Fantasy Flight Games and has put on an exciting array of exhibitions, including Gallery Nucleus: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse Official Tribute Exhibition. You'll find Ly's tutorial is packed full of tips on how to use Photoshop for digital illustration.

Did you enjoy this tutorial? Then head over to explore more Vertex Week content, starting with Cynthia Sheppard's tutorial on how to use and paint strong shadows, with a focus on painting from life. If you'd like even more, join the team from podcast Painted in Color as they discuss diversity in sci-fi and fantasy art.

If you're lacking the tools to make your digital art shine, try our roundup of the best digital art software around. And for more, check out our pick of the best drawing tablets on the market.

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Georgia Coggan is a regular freelance contributor for Creative Bloq, who has also worked on T3 and Top Ten Reviews. With a particular interest in branding and retro design, Georgia writes about everything from logo design to creative technology, enjoys hunting down genuinely good deals and has even used her knowledge as an ex-teacher to create buying guides on products including children's books and bookcases. Tying these design interests together is an obsession with London Underground posters from the last century.