Easily creating variations in trees
One of the common problems, when I am asked for feedback on art, is the lack of variation. There is one stone tile, one grass tile, and one tree. The same objects are repeated again and again. Easily make your levels more interesting with variations.
The big advantage of doing vector art is the ease to create variations by rearranging the shapes that make up a new object.
For this tutorial, I picked trees as an example of what you can do with added detail and variation. I will try and show, how to create some simple but effective variations. In the process, I will go from very simplistic/minimal to very complex and detailed. Both styles have their place and use.
In general, more detail and variation adds to a more realistic look and feel.