Create Vector Illustrations on your iPad® with Vectornator® - 2018 VERSION | Sandra Bowers Art | Skillshare

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Create Vector Illustrations on your iPad® with Vectornator® - 2018 VERSION

teacher avatar Sandra Bowers Art, Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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10 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Basic Settings

    • 4. The Tools - Part 1

    • 5. The Tools - Part 2

    • 6. The Sketch, Color Palette and Background

    • 7. Creating the Illustrations - Part 1

    • 8. Creating the Illustrations - Part 2

    • 9. Finishing Touches

    • 10. Final Notes

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UPDATE: Vectornator has launched a new version since I launched this class in 2018. I will be publishing a new class on the new (summer 2019) version, you can still watch this one in the meantime and, even if the tools have changed and moved around, it can help you understand the app and see how I work on it.

In this class I will show you how to create vector illustrations on your iPad® with a marvellous app called Vectornator®.  I will show you how the app works, explain what each tool can do and walk you through the process of turning a sketch into this set of illustrated icons. By the end of the class, you´ll know how to create your own set of icons. 


All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of these trademarks does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by the respective companies. iPad Pro® and Apple Pencil® are a registered trademark of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Vectornator® is a registered trademark of Linearity GmbH, registered in Germany under Nr. 302017208217.

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Sandra Bowers Art

Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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Hello! I'm a Freelance Illustrator. I was born in Medellín, Colombia (puedes escribirme en Español!). I create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations, patterns and characters from my studio in Gabriola, BC, Canada.

I have very big eyes and I love animals. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals.

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create illustrations and patterns for a number of corporate clients around the world to use in home decor products, stationery, fabrics, kids products and greeting cards.

“I’m very passionate about what I do and believe that through my art I can impact the world in a positive manner.  This is why I teach online and why I create fun, colourful and happy... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, welcome to my class, creating vector illustrations on your iPad with Vectornator. In this class, I will show you how to create vectors on the Go on your iPad using this wonderful app called Vectornator. I am going to show you all the tools that the app has and show you how it works. Then I will walk you through my process of turning a sketch into vectors that can be used for commercial work. This is one of my favorite apps on the iPad, and I love creating vectors on the Go. I hope you like it as much as I do and join me for this class and let's start creating vectors. 2. Class Project: For this class, you will need an Apple iPad and the app called Vectornator. You can find it in the App Store. I'm using an Apple Pencil. I have not tried this with another stylus. I know the app connects through work in stylus tool, but you can try the stylus you have and you can even do it with your finger. I just think it's more accurate with the Apple pencil. You also need to come up with a sketch for your illustration if you want the sketch or just start drawing directly on the iPad. Your assignment is to create one illustration or one set of icons. You can choose whatever subject you want. What works really well for me is to come up with a story or a setting. For my illustration, I came up with water setting in things I can find like floating on the water. That way I find it easier to come up with a whole composition. Maybe that will work for you. You can draw whatever you like best. Please don't copy my illustration. It's okay if you're doing it for learning purposes, but please don't post or use an exact illustration like mine. Be creative, draw whatever you like the most, choose your favorite animals, flowers. This app is very robust and you can do everything you want on it. Remember to share your projects with me the project gallery or on Instagram and tag me. I love seeing what you create with my classes. I hope you enjoy this one. Let's get started. I'm going to show you how the app works. 3. Basic Settings: So the first thing that I'm going to show you is how the app works. Once you open the app, you'll see the gallery. Here you can find information about vectornator, subscribe to their newsletter, contact them, feature requests. Here you can add your fonts. This is very useful because it lets you add either fonts that you've or fonts that created you have purchased a license to. I'm going to show you how to erase a font that you have here and you don't want anymore. I just selected, press the garbage and it's gone. To install a new one, you just press here, go to the place you have it I have it in Dropbox, select it and it's there. It's so easy and that is super useful. Then with select you can select several documents at once, and erase them, or you can select one document to export. You can find a lot of export options so it's really easy to get the illustrations out of your iPad and in through your computer. So you can either save it to the files on your iPad, send that directly to Illustrator CC, or to Creative Cloud. You can also export to JPEG, PNG, SVG, PDF or vectornator. Having in mind that if you're exporting to JPEG and PNG your exporting at 72 pixels per inch. Then you can duplicate it, e-mail it, or my favorite use AirDrop to send it directly to my Mac book. You can also add to notes, messenger or save it to your Dropbox. Let's click done and create a new document. Here you can see, you can start from a custom size, a document you have in the Cloud or Creative Cloud, a photo, or even access your camera to take a picture right now. You also have some standard screen sizes and some standard print sizes, and here you can change the orientation from landscape to portrait. I'd like to start with custom size. This size is not so important when you're working with vectors because vectors are scalable and they will never lose any resolution. But this is important to have in mind if you're going to use the JPEG or PNG that you export directly from vectornator. I suggest it if you're printing things you'd do it directly from the vector file. If you're going to do it from the PNG or JPEG, I suggest you try it first. If you're just working with the vectors, this is not so important the vectors will always have perfect resolution and will be infinitely scalable, so just create the size you want and create. Now you just have to tap on it to access it. I'm going to show you what these menus do. Here you can find some premade assets, but we're not going to use that. Here you can attach your photos, and here you can set the settings. You can isolate active layer, which will only let you draw in the layer you're in and move things around in a layer you're in. This one is outline mode. Let me draw a square here and show you. I'm going to turn outline mode on, and then you will only see it outlines. The grid you can barely see it here, but it's very useful when you need to align elements. You can also set the grid spacing to whatever you want. Here you can turn CMYK colors on and off. Vectornator works with a colored setting called P3, so I suggest that if you're going to print these, you turn the CMYK on. See that the color changes so you don't want to have those surprises when you're printing. Sometimes there's a ghost. Where are you draw something on a chosen MP3, but if you zoom in or out, it will instantly change it through this CMYK. So I keep this CMYK on all the time. Finally sizes and the units, here you can change the width and height of your canvas and you can change the measurement units. Here you have the smart guides, and the smart guides are showing you the border that it's centered so they're very useful for graphic design. You can also snap to edges, to points, or to grid so it gets aligned easier. Finally the rulers. Here it's the input. This is if you're going to use a Wacom stylus. If you're working with an Apple pencil, you don't need to set any of these. I didn't have to connect it or anything, I just went into the app the first time and it was working perfectly. If you're working on an Apple pencil or a different stylus does is not a Wacom stylus, you don't need to touch this. The only thing here is drawn only with pencil you can turn it on, and then it won't accept anything you do with your fingers. But for me the finger movements here are super useful and you can zoom in, you can zoom out with your fingers. Same way you do it on your iPad normally and you can also tap down with one finger or two fingers to modify the way the tools work. So in every tool that I'm going to explain to you, I'll tell the one I put one finger down, what happens and how you can do it. I have not had any problems with palm rejection so if you did have a lot of problems maybe you'd have to turn these on, but it's never happened to me that I'm drawing and then my palm is erasing or drawing something else. So I think it's pretty accurate so I keep it turned off. Here you'll find the layers panel. Here I can tap on the name and rename layers, just write down the name of the layer and hit done. I can also tap here on this arrow and see what objects are in the layer. I can turn off each one, and I can also lock each one. I can also lock the whole layers so now I can't move the objects on it. I can turn off the visibility, I can copy this layer, I can delete it, I can add a new layer here. Here I can tap and change the x and y-axis of my object to a precise location. I have to erase this and then write a number down, or I can change the height and weight of it. I can also change the rotation. I can change the transparency of each object here too, or if I don't have anything selected, I can change the transparency of every object in the layer. Here you can export your illustration also. You can also export it from the gallery section as I showed you before. 4. The Tools - Part 1: Now I'm going to show you these tools which are for fill, shadow and opacity, stroke and text. So you can touch each one or access them all from inside here fill, stroke, shadow and opacity, could start with a fill. Here you have the color picker. Here you can tap on it and write the code of your specific color. Here you can access different color picker mode. This chose a colors in RGB or HSB. So let's choose DS1. You can move the slider around. Here, you said the transparency of that color and here, if you drag it here, you'll just save it into your color palette. You can turn these off to erase the fill. You can even use a gradient. You can choose the colors of the gradient by tapping on these white arrows and you can add more colors by tapping in the middle. Here you can choose if it's a linear or circular gradient. If you select the object, you can modify that gradient. You can also blur your object. Now we can change this stroke. Same color picking, turn up the stroke, turn on the stroke, change the width. Here you cannot arrowheads. Here you can add dashes and gaps, and here you can change the gap and joined up the stroke will create a different type of shape for that. Here it's a pointed angle, here is rounded and here it's beveled. Here it is stroke ends where the anchor point is placed. Here it's rounded, and here it goes, pass it a little bit. Finally, shadow and opacity, you can select the color of your shadow. You can remove the shadow, you can change the angle. You can offset it, which is the distance the shadow is casted away from your object and you can change the blur of the shadow. Here you control the opacity of the shadow and here you control the opacity of the whole object. Here you also control the blend mode for the whole object. Let's remove those shadow and I'll show you the text. So here it shows you the font you have selected, there's also different fonts of comprehend stalled in the app. Here you can choose the weight for your font, the size, and the alignment. So if you just stopped there, you can write whatever you want up on your canvas, grab your selection tool, and pull from these orange handles. If you can see these goals just zoom in and out, and they will go away. Now I'll show you the tools. First is the selection tool. You have your shapes there and it allows you to select animal shapes around and change their sizes. If you wanted to select only the two big shapes here, you could drag your finger or a pen and select this, but then they are all selected. So that's why these has a little dot in the corner, it means it has a second pubble inside it. So if you tap it once, it shows you the plus sign, and now you can tap on several items and select them. Now this one is the note selector tool. So these one lets you select the nodes on each object. You can move them and you can modify them. If you double-click on a node, it becomes a sharp corner. If you double-click on it again, it becomes a rounded corner and it shows you these handles. With these, you can only select one node at ones. But if you tap again, you'll see the plus sign and now you can select several nodes at once to modify them. With this tool, you can add anchor point. So if you press on a path, you'll add anchor points. If you press on an anchor point that's already there, it will delete it. Now I'm going to show you the difference between the scissors and the eraser before we get into the pen tool. So we have two shapes here, and we're going to use the scissors. With the scissors, you have to touch on the path. You can touch in the middle, and it creates a straight cut. So now these are two pieces. With the eraser, you can draw whatever shape you want or you can color in and erase, all parts. You can change the size here. You'll end up with one object just with holes in it. Finally the pen tool, the pen tool is one of the most powerful tools to draw. It's a bit tricky to learn at first, and it would be a whole class on its own. So I'm not going to explain how the pen tool works. I will put in the notes down here, a link to an excellent pen tool class. Here I'll just show you how it works in vector nader. So if you tap once it creates the first node, you tap again and hold and it creates the curve. You press one finger down, it will lock the other handle and you can only move these one. If you press two fingers at once, it will snap to 45-degree angles. If you double-click on it, it will erase one of the handles. If you want to close this shape, you will just touch the first node you created. If you want to leave an open shape, you can also do that. Just tap the select, and there's your open shape. So now I'm going to show you the differences between the pencil and the brush, which are also drawing tools, the pencil will draw free form paths. You can not just this smooth here, less smooth, more smooth and the brush will create paths with variable width. So if you press, you'll see that it's pressure-sensitive. The difference is that here, let's make the field green so you can see you have a closed shape with a fill and an outline. That's with the pencil, but with the brush. Let's make the field green. Now the fill is inside the path that you drew. So it doesn't create a field shape. If you wanted to create a field shape with the brush, you'd have to paint, like with a traditional marker on paper. The problem with these is the amount of nodes that it creates. When you create a file that has lots of illustrations with lots of nodes, it will create a much heavier file. So I like to use a brush tool for things like lettering. You can change the width here and these are just shapes like a rectangle or a square. If hold one finger down while you're pressing. It makes a perfect square. Here I can make the corners round with the circle. If I hold one finger down it makes a perfect circle, this is a polygon, here I can set the number of sides. Same with the star. I can set the number of points here. If I'm drawing my star, I put one finger on this screen, and I pull, I'll create one type of star. If I push towards the center of the star, I'll create a different type of star. Her I can also change the number of points and this is a spiral. Here I can change the number curves. This is a line, if I hold down long finger it will snap in 45-degree angle increments. I select the eyedropper, I click on another object, and my object takes the same properties as the other object. Finally, the text, just click once. Write your text. Click on the canvas area, it's very small now. Just select it and pull from the orange handle. My font doesn't have lower caps, so does go back in double-tap there, edit it. Tap on my canvas area, and there it is. I can pull from the corner if I wanted to keep its proportion, I put one finger on the screen and I've changed the sizes. This tool, you can use to rotate. Or if you tap again, you can use a transform. Then these ones that we have been using is the delete. 5. The Tools - Part 2: Here we can find other menus. We are going to select both shapes, and unite, and do that. Subtract front, intersect, exclude, and divide, which leaves us with different pieces. Let's say that line has arrowheads. You can use these to reverse it. Let's say we have two paths here. We'll select them both, and use these one to combine them. So they're one path now, and we can also select them, and separate them. We select a shape to see the anchor points, you can see that when you tap on this "Add anchor points", you will start adding anchor points. If it's a perfect shaped like a square, the anchor points will be added in a symmetrical way. So this is pretty useful when you need something very precise. You can tap on each anchor point, and you get a perfect shape. If you have two shapes here, you can also join paths, and if you have something here with a stroke, you can outline stroke, then this stroke will become a shape. Let's say I have a bunch of stars here, and I need them all to be contained in a circle. So I would select them all, go to path mask, and now they are contained inside the green circle. If I want to get them out, I just click on it, go to path, and unmask. This is editable text. If you select create outlines from texts, now they are just shapes. You can also have a shape here. Go to path, place text on path. Let me move this. There you have it. You can edit it by playing with these orange handle here. See if you select that reverse, it'll put it inside. You can also move it around. You can make it smaller. When you're done, you can create outlines from texts, and there you have them. Okay, now the edit, select all, it will select everything in your Canvas. Select all in layer, everything that's in the layer you're in. Deselect all deselects everything. You can also cut, paste or you can copy, and paste. It copies it exactly in the same place. See, different from when you select, duplicate it moves it a bit. So if you need it to be in the same place, you need to copy, and paste. If you're just going to move it around, you can use duplicate. Now for color, I'm going to create this. When you select this shape, you can see these little bottom up here, It's called ALT. When you press it and it has that little dot on this side. It is as if you were pressing ALT on your keyboard. When you drag this, it duplicates this shape. If I'm dragging, and I press my finger down, it will keep them in a straight line. So I'm going to select all this, and since the ALT is active just drag down with my finger pressed, and that'll be duplicated. I'm going to deselect the ALT, and show you these color options. Let's give this one a different color. So let's make that blue. I'm actually going to make four rows. Let's make these one green, this one purple, and this one pink, and this one yellow. Okay, I'm going to select them all, put the color, blend horizontally. Blend back to front would be the same, but with objects that are one on top of the other. So I'm going to show you the horizontally and vertically. Blend horizontally, it will blend the colors to this side. So horizontally. If I just select these ones color, blend horizontally, it will go from yellow to green, and this one from pink to purple. If I select this, vertically, it will create vertical blends. That's so pretty, I really love this feature. I can also choose one object, go to color, select color balance, and edit it. Just press accept or select hue and saturation, and press accept when I'm happy with the changes. I can also desaturate it so it's black and white. I only want the white. Darker ones will go to a gray. If it's very light it goes to white. If it's darker, it goes to gray, and if it's much darker, it'll go to a very dark gray. You can also invert, and what it does is, if it was green it'll will become the color that's opposite on the circle. Now for the arrange menu, bring forward would bring the object forward once. So here two objects are overlapping it. If I press bring forward, it would come up once. Let's undo that. If I press bring to front, it will come to the front. Same with the back. Back once or to the back. I can also flip horizontally or flip vertically. I can align left, undo, align center, undo, align right, undo, align bottom, align to the middle, and align to the top. I can also distribute horizontally, and distribute vertically. So this space in-between them vertically would be the same. I can also group them. So now they all move in one group, and ungroup them. You can use these arrows here to move things more precisely. 6. The Sketch, Color Palette and Background: The first thing that I'm going to do is, I'm going to place my sketch. I took a picture of my sketch and I'm going to add it. I'm going to rotate it. If you press one finger as you're rotating, it will snap to 45-degree angles. I am going to rotate it a bit more. I'm going to use the selection tool, also pressing one finger down, so I don't distort the proportions and place it on my document. Okay, that's perfect. Go and set it to Multiply, Blend Mode, Multiply, so I can see what I'm drawing underneath, and I also want to reduce the opacity of it. I will go to that layer, rename it, Sketch, and I'm going to lock it, so I can't move it when I'm drawing on it. I will create a new layer, drag it down, and this is where I'm going to create my illustrations. The first thing that I have to do is select the color palette. I'm going to show you how I do it. I'll go into the color palettes, and this is very intuitive, I just select whatever it's going to look right. Here I want the color for the water, and something like these might look cool. I'll just press on the plus sign here, and I'm going to replace this color, and then replace this one. I have a clean slate, and I can add my palette here. I want this one to be white, but not totally white, something like this. I'm going to add it, and I need a color for its shadows. I need a green for the lotus leaves, something like this might work, we can change it later if it's not working. I need a color for the flowers. These is looking too Christmassy, I'm going to make the leaves a bluer color. That'll be too close to the color of the water, I'm going to make a decision here and change the color of the water to a really dark one. I need one more accent color. For the beak of this one, I am going to have a yellow ocher. Perfect, I really like that color palette. Finally, I always like using a very dark, almost black color. There it is. I'm going to go to the Layers panel, and in this first layer, I'm going to rename it, and I'm going to add the background. I'm going to create a square to make the background, make sure that the opacity is set to 100 percent, and there it is. I'm going to lock that layer, so I won't be moving it when I'm drawing my icons. I'm going to carry one more layer in the middle, and that one's going to be called Icons. That's where I'm going to draw. 7. Creating the Illustrations - Part 1: I'm going to select my color for the otters and start using the pen tool to create the shapes. I don't want the shape to have an outline, so I'm going to select it and remove the outline strokes. I can use a brush to create the features. You can also use shapes. This is when it's useful to select two things like this. Go to path, subtract front, and now select the Alt bottom and drag in and there you have them. You can also create a shape and then edit the anchor points and make the shape you want. I'm going to remove this stroke here, if that looks blurry, makes sure that the blur is set to zero. You can add notes to this and edit them, but you don't want that to be a sharp note, that you wanted to be a curve. So if you double-click on, it becomes a curve. Don't be afraid to make things different from you sketch, if they're not working you should change them. For example here, I don't like these straight lines at the end, so I'm going to go into the stroke and make it round. I'm going to keep adding things with the petal sometimes it's hard to see what you're doing with the pentel, if you have only the field selected. So you might just want to work with outer field and create all the shapes like this first. As I said previously, like the pentel is a tool that is a bit tricky to learn at first. But once you get the hang of it, it's great. Here I'll just use a circle rotate it, and duplicate it, and rotate it again. I want to group the nose and the mouth. So I'll take on the selection to login so I get the plus sign. Select all these pieces and group these. You see a G here, that means it's grouped. I might want to try to make that smaller and see how that looks. I think that looks better. So the sketch is there just to guide you don't have to follow it perfectly. I'm going to create this one. I'm going to create the feathers by using a shape. If I double-click here, it becomes appointed edge and that's perfect for what I need. I want to duplicate that. I'll drag it out without putting my finger on the screen. So that way it becomes a different shape. I'm going to duplicate this one again. I'm going to rotate that one, but I don't want it to move. If I tap here, now it's going to rotate from there. I want to cut this one in the bottom with the shape of water. So I'm going to draw that path. I'm just going to remove the fill and add a stroke. Make it wider, make it rounded. Now I need to fix these here. I can make this a shape and not a path by going to path outline stroke. Now I can select that tap again on the select tool, tap on this one, both of path divide, click on the "Select tool" and just erase these little pieces. This came to the front, so I'm going to select it and send it to the back. I'm going to show you a very cool feature that vector needle has. We're going to create the petals by using this circle tool. So grab the node selection tool, and I double-click here so I have a sharp edge. Then I'm going to modify this a bit. I'm going to click "Rotate" so the rotation point to the middle here and activate the Alt key. Now I'm going to drag this one. As long as the Alt key is activated it's just going to keep on replicating my petal. I'm going to deactivate the Alt key and start modifying each petal individually, so it doesn't look so perfect and computer-generated. Now I'm going to select them all by dragging my pencil over them or your finger. Then going to path, unite and now they are one object. I'm going to create something in the middle to give it more interest. So I'm going to do exactly the same thing. Select rotate, set the rotation to the bottom, activate the Alt switch and drag. Now I'm going to hit the "Selection tool' touch it again, so I have a plus sign, touch each petal to select them. Go to path, unite, click on this "Selection tool" again and holding down my finger, I'm going to resize it. There it is. Now I'm going to create the leaves. I'm going to select these dark-blue. Create a circle by holding down my finger. I'm going to add some nodes here, one, two, three going to create the detail. I'm going to alter the shape because leaves aren't perfectly round. All these gives you the sign personality, so it doesn't look so perfect which makes it look more computer-generated to me. It's just up preference. So I'm just going to go to arrange, send to back and there we have it. Now I want to fix this. So I'm going to select the node, double-click on these. So it becomes a sharp angle node. I like that better. Now I want to create this little vines here. So I'll select the line tool. I don't want the field and I just want the stroke. I think they're going to be black. So let's make them black for now. Just draw a line. I'm going to edit the width and make sure it's rounded in the corners. Now I'm going to select the node selector tool and add a node. If I pull on this node now you'll see it's a sharp angle node, if I double-click on it. It becomes a rounded node and that's what we wanted. I like to outline my strokes. Now I'm going to do the same thing with this circle. Double-click here. That's a little leaf and we're going to rotate it and maybe make it smaller. So I'm going to activate the Alt key and just drag it. Now let go. Deactivate it, select one, duplicate it. Now let's rotate it. Again, activate the Alt key and just drag it. I am going to drag my selection tool over it. Go to path and unite. So I have only one shape here. Now I'm going to create the shell. When I'm happy with them, I select them all and unite them. I'm going to create this little petals here. 8. Creating the Illustrations - Part 2: We're going to continue creating all our icons. I am going to select the color here with the pen tool, continue to draw every icon. Now, I'm going to add some details with the line. I'm going to turn on the "Stroke" and then erase the fill and then draw a straight line, and use the "Add Anchor" points, and then the note selector tool and just modify it. Here I'm just using shapes and the note selector tool and lines to create these details. Then descend to back and ascend to front, so I can organize my shapes in the order I want. Here I'm checking that everything aligns to the corners correctly. I'm moving it a beat. After I finish with an icon, I like to group it all together. I duplicate my icons so I can fill the empty spaces. Now I'm going to duplicate this one and reduce its size, so it fits here. I'm going to do exactly the same for these flowers I did for the other one. Here I'm going to basically show you a time-lapse of how I built the rest of the icons. I will only stop to explain some little things that maybe are different from the process I showed you before. But basically, I just use the tools I showed you. Once you get the hang of the pen tool, it's so easy. If you can reuse things that you have already drawn like the face of this seal, just turn on the "Alt key" and drag it to duplicate it. Then you can slightly modify it so that it looks different. But then you don't have to draw it all over again. After I finish drawing each icon, I like to group it so then I can move it easily. It also helps if you want to duplicate it in your Canvas to repeat it or fill a Canvas. Here I'm going to use a pencil tool to draw these leaves so you see the presentability that it will give you it looks more hand-drawn. I just don't over do it and I don't draw everything with my pencil so I don't have the heavier file with older notes, but I really like it to do things like these leaves. It gives it a bit more personality and it's a bit more fluid. I don't like this super solid shapes of everything being very vector-looking. But as I said before, it's a matter of preference. I just wanted to show you here what you can achieve with the pencil tool. When I'm done drawing the icons, I like to go back. Everything that's aligned [inaudible] or made with a pencil tool, I like to convert to outlines, so that when I send it to illustrator, It doesn't change. Because sometimes the appearance might change. I rather have it all converted to outlines, and then it will look exactly as it looks right here. It will look like that in Illustrator. 9. Finishing Touches: Now I'm going to turn off my grid and make the sketch layering invisible so we can start adding the details. Make sure you're on your Icons layer. I'm going to select this shape and add a gradient. I will add a gradient to this other too, so I'll use the Eyedropper tool. Then I can select it and modify the gradient. I want to create a shadow on the beak, so what I'm going to do is select it, Edit, Copy. Now I'm going to create my shadow with the red. I'm going to go to Edit, Paste. Select them both, go to Path, Mask and there we have it. I will also add a highlight here, and the highlight in the eye. I will add details to the paws. I'm going to grab my Selection tool, select them, click the Alt, drag it here. I'm going to need it two more times. Now I'm going to go back to each one and move it around. I just notice these have a blur. So if you notice they have a blur, just make sure there's no blur there. Now I need to make the toes. So now we have our paws. I'm just using the pen here to create some details. Auto-arrange and bring to front so that it covers the details. I'm going to create some detail here too. So I'm going to ungroup these and then select that all and go to Path, Unite. So now it's only one shape. I'm going to use the Pencil to create some details there. I'm going to delete this stroke and just keep a dark fill. Now I'm going to group them. I select them all, and group them. Now I'm going to create some detail for the flowers. So I'm going to select them, Copy, Paste. I'm going to place it there in the middle. Go to Shadow and Opacity and the Blend Mode. Multiply, select the yellow flower and bring to front. That Multiply red looks a lot like this red, so I am going to just leave it normal and give it a red fill maybe with a gradient. Yeah, I like that much better. I will do exactly the same thing here. All the concentration of pinks and reds is down here and it doesn't make it a very pleasant composition. So I need to add some pink and red details up here. So what I'm going to do is select these, select the Alt key and create some flowers there. I'll rotate this. I think I'm going to add some little dots of pink and red. I'm going to add some little pink to tie it all together. I'm going to lock my Icons layer and unlock the Background. That way I can work on the background a bit because I want it to be a bit more interesting. So I'm going to create a different square and I'm going to give it a gradient, I'm going to select it and move it around until I found something that works. 10. Final Notes: I hope you enjoyed the class and I can't wait to see what do you do. Please upload your project to the project gallery. You can also tag me on Instagram at Sandra Bowers art so I can see what do you do. I hope you like this app as much as I do and that this class gives you a lot of ideas so you can start creating better as you go. Remember to check out my Skillshare profile so you can see all the other classes that I'm teaching here. I hope you had fun. Bye.