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Beginner's Adobe Illustrator: Learn to Draw Cute Foods

teacher avatar Shelley Seguinot, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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11 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:37
    • 2. Mug Base

      4:33
    • 3. Face Catalog

      17:30
    • 4. Ice Cream

      6:13
    • 5. Orange

      2:19
    • 6. Coffe Cup

      2:11
    • 7. Cherry

      2:58
    • 8. Egg

      1:52
    • 9. Broccoli

      2:52
    • 10. Embellish

      2:40
    • 11. Class project

      1:06
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If you are looking for a beginner class to get started in Adobe Illustrator, this is the class for you! You will follow along with easy to follow instructions on how to create cute food illustrations. By the end of the class you will have created a series of 5 illustrations and used various tools in Adobe Illustrator. If you do not have Adobe illustrator, you can download a free 30 day trial at http://www.adobe.com. Illustrator is not a requirement for the course. You can follow along with traditional materials as well! 

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Shelley Seguinot

Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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I am an illustrator, surface pattern designer and momma of 3. I have been doodling as far back as I could remember and work with various mediums. I love crafts, color and all things cute! my passion is character drawing and surface pattern design.

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1. Introduction: Welcome to Learn To Draw Cute Foods in Adobe Illustrator. My name is Shelley Seguinot, and I'm an illustrator based in New York. I recently published a coloring book called Yummy Buddies, where I created simple illustrations using everyday food pairings. I want to bring you along on the journey that I used to create the coloring book. You'll follow along in very easy steps in Adobe Illustrator as you'll create your own cute little character or food illustrations. Even if you've never used Illustrator before, you'll be able to follow along this slow-paced class, where you will see that the tools are not as intimidating as they look. I make it super easy to follow, and at the end, you'll have the cutest little illustrations that you can tailor and custom to your own needs. We're going to begin by creating a facial expression sheet. This sheet is what you'll use as your guide to be able to put on any projects. We'll then add a few embellishments to make them even cuter and we'll create the bodies that we'll put these cute little facial expressions on. By the end of this class, you would have made five different projects in easy-to-follow-along steps. This class is very easy, it's great for beginners, and it's fun for all ages. Even if you've never used Adobe Illustrator before, you'll be able to create all the projects that I showed. For the class project, we'll be making your own food buddy, just like bacon and eggs. I'll see you in class. 2. Mug Base: First thing we're going to do is create a tiny little mug. We're going to go over to our shapes tools and we're going to select the Ellipse. Now, we're going to just click and drag to create the top of the mug. You just want kind of like a elongated ellipse because that's just going to be what you'll see at the top of the mug. The next shape would be a rounded rectangle tool, and I'm just going to select a darker blue for that. Now, as you can see we're going to use our guides and we're just going to click and drag to reach the other side. That looks pretty good. Our first shape is behind this shape, so we just want to send this shape to the back. So object, arrange, send to the back, and now, here we have both our shapes. Whenever you're working with objects that you're trying to make a little cute, you want to avoid any sharp edges. The rounder, the better. The rounder that it is, the cuter it will look. I just want to make this cup just a little rounder than what we see here. That looks good just about there, but now, we have this part up here that's excess. This part of the shape is excess and we just need to cut that part off, and there's a very easy way to do that. If we select both of the shapes together, we now go to the Shape Builder tool. Once we have that selected, we're going to hold down option, and you'll see when you hover over without clicking on anything, you'll get like this grid pattern, and that's just indicating what area is going to be cut off. If you select option, you'll get a little minus underneath that arrow. If you click in that area, it automatically clips it. That's just a quick and easy way to build shapes in Illustrator. I think that looks really good. We're going to now create the handle. We're going to use the same process. We're going to select the Ellipse tool. We're going to hold down shift to get a perfect circle, and then we're going to create a second circle just above that, and there's an easy way to copy it. You just hold down option and you click and drag. Just going to change the color of it so we can see what we're doing. I'm going to make it just a bit smaller because this is going to be a shape that we're cutting out as well from this background shape. I think we can make it a little thicker, the handle. We're just going to align it so it doesn't look off. We'll use a Horizontal Align Center, and then we'll Horizontal Align Vertical, and that just puts this circle square in the middle of this one. We select them both, and in the Pathfinder tool, we're going to go to the second option, which is minus front. We're minusing the yellow shape from the blue shape that was behind it. Now, we have a perfect little handle which we're going to bring over, and we'll be using our guides again just to put it squarely on top of the mug. We can leave it like that if we want, but if you really want to simplify the shapes, you can select both of these and then you can go into the Pathfinder tool and select the first option, which is Unite. What that does is it makes this into a solid shape. Now, you no longer have this round shape, you just have one unified object. If you don't want to do that, if you think that in the future, maybe you want the handle to be a different color, then by all means, do not unite them, but I just usually like simplifying the shapes. It gives the object less points and it helps reduce the file size that way. Now, as you can see again, the mug is in front of the top shape, so we're just going to send that to the back one more time. Object, arrange, send to the back. Our mug is ready for a few cute thesis because this is going to be the platform for us to create the different faces for our face catalog, and we'll cover that in the next lesson. 3. Face Catalog: Before we begin building our face catalog, I just want to show you what I've done. I've gone ahead and duplicated our little mug and placed it onto an 8 and 1/2 by 11 sheet. This is where I'm going to begin building my face catalog. I do this so when I create these expressions, I can at least keep them here on these mugs and I'll retain this file. I could even print this out, because it is in a letter size, so I could have it as a tangible reference. But the file will live here in Illustrator so I'm able to just copy the expression and paste it on a new object that I create. This is a matter of preference, you don't have to keep this on these mugs, you can choose to not have that. But I just like the way I can already visualize what the expression looks like on an object. It just helps me to have it this way, you can choose to have it or not. I will include a PDF download sheet in the resource section of the class, where you can download the same exact facial expressions sheet that I have that we'll be creating in the class. Now let's get going on our first facial expression. These are really simple. You don't want to get too ornate because it is supposed to be just a cute [inaudible] style. If you get just too overly ornate on it, it just takes away from the simplicity and the cuteness. The first thing we're going to do is select the color black, and then we're going to go back to our rectangle tool. I'm sorry, before I run to that step, the mug and the 8 and 1/2 by 11 sheet are in layer 1. I'm going to lock that by clicking here, and I'm going to select a new layer. This is the layer we will be placing all of the facial expressions. You can even double-click and rename it. This way you know that that is your facial expression layer. Everything on here is what we'll be working with, and you'll see why I put them in separate layers, because it'll make it for an easier workflow as we're working through the different expressions. Now making sure that I'm on the facial expression layer, we're going to select the "Ellipse Tool", and we're just going to click and drag and drop a nice little circle. This is the beginning of the eye. The next thing we're going to do is select that again. But we're going to change the color this time to white. We're just going to drop a little dot right the right-hand corner. It's not really a pupil, but it just gives it the light shining on the eye itself. It's just the simplistic way of not actually drawing a realistic eye, but it gives the indication of where a pupil would be and where the light would be reflecting. That looks good there. Now, as you can see, this is what I was saying about the layers. If I were now to go and select this or just try to select this, I would also be selecting the mug. By keeping that on a bottom layer that's locked, I can click and drag anywhere I want and I'll only be able to select the eye that I worked on because everything else is locked in a layer below. I'm going to hold down "Option" and click and drag as I go, and this will create a duplicate of the eye. Now, I'm going to leave the white dot on the same corner because this is supposed to be an indication of where the light is reflecting. I think he looks cute there. You can choose to have the eyes either closer together or as far apart as I had them. But what you'll always want to do is keep them low to the object, because you'll see here, if I place them just a bit higher, it looks like an older character as opposed to the lower you go, this looks like middle of the road age character, not a younger character. The lower you go, I feel the younger the character gets. This now makes it look like a much younger character and it just gives it that extra layer of cuteness. Now we're going to go back to our tools and we're just going to create a little tongue. We're going to use the Round Rectangle Tool for that, and we're going to select this hot pink. I'm going to again click and drag, and that's obviously very large, we don't want the tongue to be that large. But what I'm going to do is expand this shape because if I were now to go and try to bring in these corners, it tends to round it out. I don't want it round, I want it to maintain the same rounded edge. I'm going to go to "Object", "Expand". Sorry, I'm going to go to the Pathfinder Tool and hit "Unite". That's what I meant to do. Then this way, when I go now to make this more, it just retains that rounded look that I wanted for the bottom. I don't want the tongue to look like this because it definitely looks like now like it's mouth is open. I just want like a halfway shape, so this tongue cut in half. The quickest way to do that is by selecting the rectangle tool and creating a shape above it and using our handy-dandy shape builder tool to delete the unwanted portion. We're going to hold down Option to get that minus sign and we're going to click here. Sorry about that. I have to select them both. Now we're going to the shape builder tool and we're going to click here, and minus that, and there's this cute little tongue. That just gives it a much cuter look. The last thing we're going to do to this character is we're going to select black for the outline and then go to this line segment tool. Here we're going to just click and drag over just the black line, and that just gives him like a little mouth. There you have it. That's our first character. Our first facial expression. Now what I'm going to do is just select all of this. I'm going to hold down "Option" and click to make a copy, and then I'm going to hold "Command" and "Group" to group it. I want to make sure that everything there has been expanded. I'm going to go to "Object", "Expand", click "Okay", because I want to make sure that none of the live shapes were able to change when we size this down. I'm just going to size it down, by holding "Shift" and I'm going to place my first facial expression on the first mug on my page. There you have it. Now we're just going to make a small little alteration to this one. I want to add some eyelashes, and that just gives it a more feminine look if you want that, or just a cuter little look. I'm going to add with the line segment, and the black selected for the stroke. I'm going to just add cute little eyelashes. Just going to bring this one down a little bit, there we go. We're going to do the same thing to the other side. Turn this one a little bit, and there we have it. That looks pretty good. Now the only other thing that I can say is that whenever we're making lines, and I didn't do it to the mouth purposely, but now I want to show you with the eyelashes, that you want to be able to round off the edges. I'm just going to zoom in so you can see. These are squared off edges. You want to be able to round that off, and it just gives it a more finished look. But like I said earlier, you just want to make sure that we're not using any sharp edges that the rounder it is, the cuter it is. I'm going to go here to our Stroke panel, and this just gives you what the weight is that we're currently using so we can go thicker or we can go thinner, and then in this cap option, we want to hit Round Cap. Once we select that, I'm going to click away so you can see, we now have rounded edges. It just gives it a better finish, and it doesn't have that square look which is a little harsher. I also think I'm going to make these eyelashes just a tiny bit smaller. They're just the little too big. That looks good. We are done with this one, and we can add this to our catalog. I'm just going to make a copy again. Command G, we're going to scale it down, and we will add this to our face catalog. Just like that, we'll continue to move along. I'm going to keep the same eyes, and our next one I'm going to build a different mouth. Let's say now that this character is sad, or you just want a little bit of a frown. Let's say this is not really a morning person. We're going to use this curve tool that you'll find here. It's the arc tool, and here is what it does. It just creates arcs. We're going to just rotate that in place by moving down, and now as you can see, this is a little sad face. This could be another catalog piece. We're going to repeat the same process, Command G, we're going to just size it down and here's another catalog face. Now we can take that same one, and we could turn that frown into a smile and that's another simple shape. Let's repeat the process. As you can see, you don't have to follow exactly the expressions that I have, but it's just good to build a library of them. It makes it so much easier for you to work when you're trying to just add cute details to inanimate objects. Now, the next thing we're going to do is let's say we delete one of these eyes, and we're going to just make believe that this character is winking. We're just going to use the line tool, and we're going to just create like a V and we'll just add a smaller line segment in the middle. That just gives the appearance that it's somewhat blinking. We'll delete this mouth, and we're going to actually use the tongue that we have. Let's go back to that one. We're just going to copy this one here. Let's ungroup that and let's just borrow this tongue here. I'm just going to make that bigger, and that looks good. So let's just group this, move this along I'm going to size it down. It is a bit of a process when you're first starting out just to build this catalog out. But once you have it, it's going to be such a time saver. The next one is we're going to copy this one because we need both of these eyes. We're going to do something a little different. Let's ungroup it. We're going to just eliminate these little dots. Let's get rid of the eyelashes, let's just keep the eyes the way they are. I'm actually going to delete this eye because we're just going to copy it. Now we're going to let's say that this little coffee cup is an actual coffee cup and it's sleepy, so we're just going to make like a half of a semicircle. By clicking and dragging the rectangle on top, we're going to select both objects and we're going to just delete the excess. Again, we're holding down option and we're clicking and dragging, so now this is a little bit of a sleepy head. It needs the white of the eye in order for it to make sense, so we're going to make a copy, we're going to make this white then we're going to size it down so it falls somewhere below the lid here. It's still the same concept where it's in the corner of where we had the other one. Then the last thing we're going to do is add a line segment just beyond that eye, so it gives it just a little bit of an indication of a lid. That looks good. We're going to make a copy. If he's tired, he may not be that smiley, but we can leave the smiley face, that's fine. Here's our little sleepy cup. We're going to make a copy of that and repeat the process. We will group it, and we will size it down. I didn't make a copy so let's just bring this back. We need to bring that in here. The last thing that we're going to add is the same expression, but we're just going to make it just a little bit different of a look. We're going to ungroup it, and we're going to choose tilt the eyes to the sides. That's just a little bit of like a droopy look still, but it just gives it a different facial expression, and we're going to drag the lead to the bottom. Let's get a little closer here so we can align it better. Drag the lid to the bottom. There we go. There you have it. There's just so many different ways that we can make facial expressions. We can continue building and building and building on it until we've filled our full sheet up, but you can get creative with this stage. You can try any type of facial expressions, even maybe try some of your own that you make and then you try to mimic onto the object. But your project now is to fill a sheet of all of these facial expressions. As we move on to the next lesson, we're going to start applying all these facial expressions on to our new objects. 4. Ice Cream: See, I've completed my face catalog. I've gone ahead and just added a few more that we didn't do together and that's just this one here has these two tiny teeth, and if you just zoom in, you'll see they're just rounded squares that I've just cut off at the top as well just to round it off like we did the tongue. These are just with the segment tool and everything else we pretty much did together. Now, we're going to go into our first object that we're going to create, and it's going to be a food item. Let's do an ice cream cone, and to do that, we're going to go to the Pen tool. I know the Pen tool is a scary tool for anybody who is new to Illustrator, but once you get the hang of it, it really is not that hard, and we're not going to go in depth into it, we're going to make just three simple clicks. So we're going to select this Pen tool. Let's select some lighter yellow here. We're going to click once. Then we're going to click at the bottom, we will click at the top, and okay, I lied, we need to click once more. So you get four clicks, is all you have to do. That's the base for our ice cream cone. We're going to go to the Direct Selection tool, and once we click on this object, it gives us the nodes for the smart objects like we've been using all along. We're just going to round off the bottom of the cone because we want the bottom of the cone to just not be as pointy. There we have it, that's our base. Now, let's select a dark yellow, and we're just going to do the simulated waffle lines that you can find in a cone. We're going to go to the Line Segment tool and we're going to click and drag and drop. We're just going to continue to do that. We'll just click and drag, click and drag until we have the pattern all filled out. Then we're going to go in the opposite direction and do the same. Just click and drag. Right now, it's looking really messy, but we will fix all of this fun stuff up. Now, we're going to select it all and we are going to deselect the back. So now, I think I'm going to make these lines just a little bit thicker. That looks better. We don't need to round off the edges. What we're going to do, I'm going to zoom in to show you, these line segments have a line in the middle because they're live lines, they're dependent on actual stroke, so we want them to be part of a fill, they will want this to be an actual object and not lines. In order to do that, we're going to go to object expand, and it populates this submenu, and it automatically defaults to fill in stroke, and we're just going to click "Okay." As you can see, that line now is gone and this is an actual object and this switched from a stroke to a fill. It's a filled-in object, and that's going to make it easier when we now go to subtract all of this excess and cut this off with the Shape Builder tool. Let's go and select them both, and we'll go to our Shape Builder tool. As you remember, we hold down option as we click. You can actually click and drag and it's a much quicker process. You can just click and drag and get rid of all of the excess all at once instead of just clicking, clicking, clicking, but you can do that too if that's easier for you. We'll just make our way all the way around until we've eliminated all of the excess. One little guy here. Okay. So there's our waffle cone base. The next thing we're going to do now is our ice cream. That's going to be simple shapes as well. We're going to use the Ellipse tool. Maybe this ice cream is strawberry. We're just going to create the one circle. Let's move this guy over that circle there, then we're just going to give it another little circle here and another little guy here, and that's just a scoop. We can fix it rounded off a little bit, doesn't have to be exact. What I'm going to do is bring this guy up and we're going to continue these circles as well. We're going to put a few more circles down here and that just makes it look like some kind of rounded off shape. That's good there. You can go and use the Shape Builder and unite it, and now, it's all just one piece or you can just leave it the way it is. Now, what we're going to do, is we're going to select the face that we want to put on this. Let's say this is the happy ice cream, so I'm going to hold down option, click and drag to make a copy because I don't want to erase the one that I have. As you can see, it fell behind the ice cream. So we're going to select the ice cream and send it to the back. Oops, sorry. Let's bring this guy to the front. Okay. There you have it. He's got a cute little ice cream. In the next lesson, we're going to continue with building a few more shapes. 5. Orange: Now our next food is going to be an orange. We will select the color orange, and we will go to the Ellipse Tool and this is going to be a really simple one. We're just going to hold down shift and click and drag to create the body. We're going to select the Rounded Rectangle Tool for the stem, and that's just going to be a tiny little stem, it's nothing major. These are just colors that I selected, but you can obviously follow along in whatever color palette you want, just made this guy a little shorter, and then now we're going to add very simple leaves. We're going to go to the Ellipse Tool, we will hold down shift, click and drag, and then we're going to just make a copy of that, so I hold down option and click and just overlap it about halfway. Now we'll select both of them, and with the shape builder tool, we'll just clip off the excess and there we have a cute little leaf. I'm just going to rotate it and then add it into place, and there we go. We actually can add one to the other side just so it looks cute and be more like a little bow and not just leaves. Then lastly, we will add a cute little face. This one can probably get, maybe this guy. Again, we're just going to click and drag. Oops, sorry, so undo that. We're just going to click and drag, and bring it out to here, and remember the lower we go, the younger it looks. Let's bring that to the front, and there you have it, the cute little orange. 6. Coffe Cup: A coffee cup. We're going to go back to this Pen tool and we're going to just click and drag. As you can see, if we use our guides, they really help us try to get to the best we can the shape. I did this purposely so you can see it's just a little wonky here. I'm going to zoom in. Just a little wonky here. I just want to drag this corner down. To do that, you're going to go to the Direct Select tool, you're going to click here and you're going to just drag that one corner down until we get it to where it is that we want it. That looks better to me. Now, we're going to go and use the Rectangle tool. We're going to just add the base of the lead that's going to be in white. Then again, we're going to go back to the Pen tool. Going to stay in Y. We're just going to click around here. Click once, twice, another click, another click. Whoops, let's undo that. Control Z to undo. Another click and there we go. That's fine that that doesn't look perfect because it's actually hidden behind that. Then lastly, we're going to use the Pen tool again and just put a sleeve on our cup. If you follow the guides, they pretty much guide you, it may not be 100 percent correct but it is pretty close. Maybe we'll put this face on this cup. Let's click and drag. Let's bring that to the front. That's our cute cup. 7. Cherry: Next up, we're going to create a cute little cherry. We're going to use the Ellipse tool, and holding down shift, we're just going to drag down. We're actually going to make that into red. We're going to take off the stroke. So that's our basic shape. But now, we want to move down a little bit this top corner, and if we just pull and drag, we're just going to make an oval which is not what we want to do. We just want to bring down that one corner, that one top portion just a little smoosh down. In order to do that, we're going to go to the Anchor Point tool. Right in the fly-out menu of the Pen tool, you have the add anchor point, delete anchor point, and anchor point. We're going to select "Add Anchor Point Tool" and we're just going to add two more anchor points. I want one there and I want one here. Now, these are going to stay in place because when I pull the existing one down, these are holding up the structure. I'll show you what I mean, and I'm just going to zoom in a little more so you can see. I'm going to go to the Direct Selection tool and I'm going to select this anchor point and just drag down, and that just gives it a little bit of an indent, and as you can see these new anchor points that I had in place are holding down the shape and maintaining it while it allows me to only drag down the center. Now, the next thing we're going to do is we're going to add a stem. The stem is going to be just in this green here. We're going to use the Paintbrush tool for this just so you can see that there is versatility of different types of tools, and we're going to use the left bracket tool on the keyboard. If you use the right bracket, it makes the brush larger, and if you use the left bracket, it makes it smaller, so you can just keep clicking until you find the right size. That looks good to me, and I'm just going to, with the same Paintbrush tools, just paint on a little end to my cherry stem. That little guy looks cute, but everything in this class needs a face, so I'm going to give him this one. Let's bring that to the front and let's size it down into place. Maybe this guy is really content being the cherry on top of this ice cream. There you have it, a cute little ice cream topper. 8. Egg: Coming right up, we have one sunny-side egg. We're going to use the Paintbrush tool for this. It's just a quick way to sketch out some type of irregular shape. There's really no rhyme or reason. Just make your outer shape of the egg as wonky as you want, as fun as you want. As you can see, I'm just going to zoom in now. The two areas here are not joined, they're actually separate. Select in the Pathfinder, the Unite tool, and it's still a little off. Now, we're going to go to the Smooth tool. The Smooth tool can be found in the fly-out menu of the Pencil tool. We'll select that and then we'll just go over it and it'll smooth out as best we can that little bump. That's good there. Now, we're just going to fill, and this is the white part of our egg. Now, let's add a happy yolk. We're just going to take the yellow and we're going to go back to this Ellipse tool, and we're just going to click and drag, and there's our yolk. Now, let's add a happy face. Maybe we can go with this sleepy guy, because maybe this egg is not a morning person. Let's just drag that out like we've done before. Let's bring that to the front. We'll size it down a bit. Bring it here. I think I'm going to make that a little larger, and there you have it, one sunny-side up egg. 9. Broccoli: What we're going to do is a vegetable. We're going to do some broccoli. We're going to go to the Rounded Rectangle tool and we're just going to start making the stalks. Here's one. I'll make another one right next to it. These are going to be three separate heads, but they're just going to be joined together. Just have fun with these, there's really no real rhyme or reason to any of the way we do it. Is just everyone just has their own style, and we could just select whichever style works best for us. I'm just using the paintbrush, and I'm just free-handing some rounded, cloud-looking shapes, and that's going to be our broccoli heads. Each one of these is going to have its own face. I'm just going to take the stroke off and just add the fill, and the last one. As you can see, I'm not really putting in that much effort into it, the wonkier it looks, the cuter it will be. Don't stress too much about it being even or anything like that. I'm just going to unite this space so it doesn't look all separate. Now, let's go find some faces that'll match the broccoli. How about maybe this guy doesn't like broccoli. This girl thinks it's funny that he doesn't like broccoli. Then maybe we can take this one because it's indifferent about broccoli too. Let's just reduce them. You have to bring them to the front again, and then we'll start placing them where they belong. The girl is going to be in the middle. We'll put this little guy on the side, and then we'll just want to turn it just so it fits the angle of that broccoli floret. Then this is the last one here, and you can just play around with the way they look. You don't have to angle them. If I don't angle that one and I just leave it that way, then it just looks like it's looking away, so there's no right or wrong. Everything looks cute. That's perfect, so the broccoli is complete. The last thing we're going to do, is we're just going to add some arms and some details and that'll be in our last lesson. 10. Embellish: The last thing I want to share is just how to embellish it a little further. Like I said in an earlier lesson, don't get too carried away with a lot of extra elements because it takes away from the cuteness, because the cuteness of this Kawaii style is the simplicity. But there are a few things that we can add to embellish. Arms and legs are another way to make it cute and especially when you have two elements together, it makes them more interactive. Arms and legs are very simple. Using the same paintbrush tool, I'm just going to make this a little smaller, you can just go ahead and just paint cute little arms. Then now it's like the egg is now a bit more animated than what it was. Then maybe the coffee cup is saying, "Hey, good morning," and that's a little wave there too. But for more stability, maybe we add some legs and another arm. As you can see, it just brings them to life if you add a little bit of more character to them, but you just want to keep that part simple as well, because you don't want them to be too ornate because it takes away from them. The other last thing I want to show you is that you can also add a few lights and shadows here and there, and it just gives it a little bit more of a dimension. But keeping it simple, like we said, just so it doesn't get too bogged down and too busy. Let's just give that one like a little light bubble there and there you have it. We can do the same thing with the ice cream. The ice cream can just be that lighter. We can add a shadow to the ice cream right here. Oops, that needs to be a little lighter. You get the idea. There is a shadow for the ice cream. Another shadow here, and then you can continue on and on and on. There you have it. These are the fundamental characters. In the next slide, we're just going to talk about the class project and the class wrap-up. I'll see you in the very last video. 11. Class project: For your class project, you're going to be creating your very own food buddies. I first want you to start looking at different facial expressions, either in photographs or in some cartoon illustrations that you may find, and then create your own face catalog. This is a great reference for you to have, you can either print it out, but make sure you keep the digital copy in Illustrator so you can then apply it to any other character that you create. I then want you to create a food buddy, so a food pairing of your liking. I really love lemon and honey, but you can choose any type of food pairing that you like and just go ahead and illustrate it. There really is no right or wrong, anything that you create will be super cute and make sure that you apply one of the facial expressions that you created for your facial expression sheet. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey, I had so much fun putting this class together and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Thank you.