Hi! My name is Elias Sounas (Ηλίας Σούνας), Illustrator/Designer from Athens, Greece. I love creating whimsical illustrations with monsters & cute characters. .:Available for commissions:. Contact: sounas [@] gmail.com

Category: Tips & Tutorials

Designing a World Cup themed illustration in Illustrator (texturing in Photoshop) – video #15

Here’s a speed video of how I made a World Cup themed illustration in Adobe Illustrator and then I added some extra touches using textured brushes in Photoshop. Enjoy!

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:::Pirate: from concept sketch to final illustration:::

Recently I enrolled @Matt Kaufenberg Skillshare class about “Character Illustration: From Concept to Final Artwork” to support his effort.
The class is great and if you are interested in learning illustration techniques, this is perfect for you.

You can visit this nice class here:

SWF Files in After Effects 6: problem with blank files

If you are involved in 2d animation and you try to import swf files into After Effects CS6, you may encounter weird issues.

These issues usually appear, when you update the swf file while After Effects CS6 is still open. This may turn the swf into a blank or a half time-trimmed clip making your workflow really frustrating. To get around the problem, you should go to After Effects menu Edit>Preferences>Media & Disk Cache and make sure to uncheck the “Write XMP IDs to Files on Import”.

Voila! The problem is resolved :)

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:::Ilias Sounas’ Condomunity Member Illustration Tutorial:::


As I had told you before, there’s a nice tutorial about how I created a Condom Character in Adobe Illustrator, which has been posted to Condomunity blog.

There, you can find interesting info about condoms combined with humour and a little of artistic touch and all these by my friend Simon from Switcherland :)

You can read the full tutorial here