The Creative Cards Project

What is “The Creative Cards Project” The main idea of this project is to create a deck of 54 unique playing cards. Artists and illustrators pick a card each and design it in their own style. When all designs are submitted, the deck is printed in a strictly limited number of copies, which are distributed… Read This »


Tutorial: Glassy orb style social icon in Photoshop

Like it or not social networking still rules as a means to drive traffic to your site. I know there are tons of tutorials out there on how to create cool social icon buttons but since you’re already here why not stay and learn a few basic tricks to your own glassy orb icon in… Read This »


Inspiration: Caricature art designs of celebrities

A caricature is an artform that resembles a portrait in a very distorted fashion. It exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. It can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are… Read This »


Movie Posters : Jeremy Saunders Key Art

I saw Jeremy Saunders while he was talking about the design concept behind the “Burning Man” movie poster at the Adobe Design for Impact Live Virtual Event last October 2011. The image below is a composite no surprise there, but the cool thing about it was the main image used in this poster (which is… Read This »


Inspirational vision of Disney Characters by Jirka Väätäinen

Today we have the pleasure of featuring the works of Jirka Väätäinen he call “Envisioning Disney Characters in Real Life” which he did sporadically throughout 2011 beginning with “Ursula the Sea Witch”. Jirka is a Finnish graphic design student based in Bournemouth, UK. continue reading


A photo manipulation tutorial, realm – The Ninth Planet part 3 of 3

As we reach the conclusion of our somewhat epic of a tutorial for “the Ninth Planet” that began with the creation of our landscape eventually followed by skyscape and now we will continue working on realm. I would just like to thank everyone who stopped by and followed this tutorial series. I hope you guys… Read This »


New Year 2012 Sci-fi inspired wallpaper tutorial

A Happy New Year to all the readers and visitors of Prodigal Concepts. I wish you all the best this coming year as we are ushered into the year of the Dragon – 2012.

The holidays are blurring out, (but the holiday weight seems to be staying longer than necessary) and before we all move on to the challenges of the coming year let us go with a bang and celebrate one last time with an out of this world wallpaper tutorial. continue reading


Minimalist art deco poster design of DC heroes and villains

Michael Myer’s a.k.a. drawsgood illustration’s falls nothing short of awesome. I first got a whiff of his genius when he did an illustrated series of the characters from “LOST”, I became an instant fan and I’ve been stalking him ever since. continue reading


Awesome fantasy photo manipulations from Ian Jasper Reyes

Photo manipulations is an art within an art. A designer takes a group of sometimes mediocre stock images and breathes new life into it to create something surreal, an almost magical scene that are usually found only in the artists distorted dreams. A good photo manipulation can easily teleport you to a place or a… Read This »


Party balloon tutorial @photoshopmag.net

Latest Update: It was just another ordinary day at Prodigal Concepts but with an itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny little update. One of my articles just got published in www.photoshopmag.net Woohooo! Thanks guys. photoshopmag.net is web magazine from Poland that focuses on design and all things Photoshop. The article of note was the one I wrote… Read This »

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