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Chucks: “Not Like You” Design Contest

Contest Title: Not Like You
Medium: Acrylic
Style: Painting
Property of Mint Creatives, Design Co.
Category: Sketch Journal

August 2015, this pair of Converse shoes won second place in “Not Like You” Chucks Design Contest in Hamburg, Germany. The focal point of the design is one of Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces, “The Kiss”. The design printed on the shoes is a replica, that was painted in 2005. The actual size of the replica is 18 x 24 inches, done on canvas with acrylic paints.

Planning an Effective Design

Building a creative design material, one must have the obsessive attention to details. Choose colors to reflect your brand values. Think carefully about your graphics, fonts and logo. Does your logo translate well, or does it need to adapt to the 21st century? What about the copy? Every word gives your brand its voice, and this also shows your identity. Will you be frisky, chilled-out, serious or formal? Whichever can be suitable, it depends on your brand. Do it right, and get a good first impression of your brand. Creating an effective plan is vital for any kind of creative layout. Mint Creatives created this simple infographics to visually aid both clients and artists in managing layout and design.

You can download a copy of the detailed checklist (in PDF) by clicking 2014LayoutDesignManagement.



Category: Design Basics

The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel is the basic tool for combining colors. The color wheel is designed so that virtually any colors you pick from it will look good together. It’s simply a tool to help you choose color schemes and paint colors with confidence. The first circular color diagram was designed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666.

The Color Wheel can be divided into warm and cool colors. Warm colors are vivid and energetic, and tend to advance in space. Cool Colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression. On the other hand, white, black and gray are considered to be neutral.


Our human brains react to different Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades in surprisingly predictable ways. Those who understand colors can tell when a color scheme just doesn’t look right. But what are Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades?

These terms are often used incorrectly, although they describe fairly simple color concepts. If a color is made lighter by adding white, the result is called a Tint. If gray is added, the result is a different Tone. And if black is added, the darker version is called a Shade.

Hue – basic color
Tints – adding white to a pure hue
Tones – adding gray to a pure hue
Shades – adding black to a pure hue


Primary Colors are hues that cannot be created through the mixing of other colors. They are colors in their own right. The three primary colors can be seen below Red, Yellow, Blue.colorwheel-02

Secondary Colors are simply the combination of any two Primary Colors. Yellow + Blue = Green. Blue + Red = Violet. Red + Yellow = Orange. The table below shows the combination required to produce Secondary Colors.


When you mix a Primary colors and its nearest Secondary colors on the Basic Color Wheel you create six new mixtures called Tertiary Colors. An important rule of the color wheel is that colors opposite to each other on the color wheel usually work well together as a colour scheme. These are known as Complementary Colors.



Category: Design Basics

Printable 2014 Calendar


Dear Friends,

At this gentle season, may you find time to enjoy life’s simple blessings and the beauty of each quiet moment. It is in this spirit that we give you this printable 2014 calendar as our humble gratitude to those who have made our progress possible. Best wishes for the holidays and happy New Year!


Administrator, Mint Creatives Design Co. (December 2013)

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Download and print your 2014 calendar!

Calendar Size: A4 (21cm X 29.7cm)


Category: Promotions

How to Draw an Eye

Here’s a quick step by step tutorial on how to improve your drawing skills.

Step 1: Draw an outline of the iris and pupil, eyelid, eyebrow, etc. Take your time as you draw the circles, it’s ok to mess up.


Step 2: Shade the whole drawing with a light coat, so later on you’ll be able to erase out white parts to make the eye glossy and realistic. Make sure you darkened that pupil the hardest you can. It’s much easier using copy paper because its smoother and easier to erase.


Step 3: Use a kneaded eraser in order to make slight highlights wherever you erase.


Step 4: When drawing the eyelashes, you’ll want to make them looped upwards. Perspective is work on the lashes, so when you draw them facing the viewer, loops vary. Best way is to try to look at the mirror or look at magazines for reference. The right side of the lid should be full of lashes, flowing in the right direction. The lashes fade off as it reaches near the tear duct, where they drastically shorten.


Step 5: Add details around the iris with curved lines to add more depth to your drawing.


Step 6: Shape the eyebrows according to the eye’s proportion, then shade.


Step 7: Continue shading and erasing…


Step 8: You may carefully start using your fingers to smudge your drawing in order to smoothen the pencil strokes. Don’t be afraid to smudge the highlights, you have your kneaded eraser to bring the highlights back


Step 9: With careful darkening, this is what you should result with. Take your time and look over your drawing for possible fixtures. Look back at your reference as well. Why not listen to music as you draw? It might inspire you to let excitement flow in your creativity stream.


Step 10: I recommend using the darkest variation of graphite pencils. For this drawing, I used 6B, 3HB, B. I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Have fun and good luck!



Category: Sketch Journal