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Resources

My humble collection of downloads, gear recommendations and good old-fashioned books.

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Free Downloads

Color Palette Pack

Struggle with color? Expand your color horizons and download these four color palettes to use in your work.

Lucy After Effects Rig

Want to learn character animation? Download my free Adobe After Effects rig and get started with the companion tutorial.

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Book List

I spend a good amount of time reading, so I like to make sure the books I spend time with mean something.

If you’re looking for your next read, check out my short list of favorites. They cover topics like creative thinking, drawing basics, color theory, visual storytelling and entrepreneurship.

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Tools & Apps

Interested in digital illustration? Let me save you some time and money by sharing my go to gear for creating client-ready digital illustrations. These are the essential tools I use in all of my work.

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Blog Posts

The Art Of Creative Control

The Art Of Creative Control

Do you imagine your client as an ally or an adversary? I answer a few common questions about navigating the world of creative business and how to keep your need for creative control in check.

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How To Make A Mythical Monday

How To Make A Mythical Monday

A quick, step-by-step walkthrough of how I animated 52 mythical creatures.

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Making An Animated Short With Disney - Part 1

Making An Animated Short With Disney - Part 1

I pitched an idea to Disney and wound up making a short film with them. And it was a fantastic experience. This post walks you through the start of the whole process—warts and all.

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Videos

Greg Gunn portfolio project for Facebook Messenger - animated dog stickers

How to Apply a Color Palette to Your Design – Tutorial

Making a color palette is the first step, but knowing how to use it is something else. Learn how to balance your color usage with the 60-30-10 rule.

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Greg Gunn portfolio project for Facebook Messenger - animated dog stickers

Make Hundreds of Color Palettes from 1 Color

Stuck with dull and uninspired color palettes? Try my color exploration exercise to shake things up and experiment with endless color combinations!

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Greg Gunn portfolio project for Facebook Messenger - animated dog stickers

How To Use Color — Color Basics

Do you suck at color? Then this video is for you. Learn the basics of how color works.

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Greg Gunn portfolio project for Facebook Messenger - animated dog stickers

Digital Art — How To Come Up With Ideas

How do you come up with an idea for your illustrations? I share my process for generating ideas for personal projects.

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