Design Intricate Flowers from Simple Illustrator Shapes

Daniela ⚘ Usurelu, Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

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9 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Preview + Class Project

      1:50
    • Flower Dynamics

      1:56
    • Creating Flower Parts

      13:17
    • Creating Flower Shapes

      8:57
    • Creating Shape Variety

      3:38
    • Flower Embellishments

      11:53
    • Create Intricate Flower part 1

      15:22
    • Create Intricate Flower part 2

      10:08
    • Thank You

      0:15

About This Class

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Design Intricate Flowers from Simple Illustrator Shapes

Learn how to create beautiful and intricate flower designs using basic Illustrator shapes.

Join self-taught graphic designer Quirky Daniela for an inspiring class about designing intricate florals from simple Illustrator shapes!

This class teaches creative and conceptual tips and tricks on how to design beautiful and complex graphics from simple shapes! Using only simple Illustrator shapes, the pathfinder tool, blend, rotate, reflect and transform tools, you will feel comfortable designing intricate flowers, beautifully decorated, for use in illustrations or repeat patterns.   

This class is ideal for aspiring designers, illustrators and pattern enthusiasts seeking creative inspiration. After taking the class and completing the class project, you’ll have designed complex floral graphics for use in illustrations or surface patterns. New to pattern design? Join Quirky Daniela's first class, Repeat Patterns Made Easy, in Illustrator, for a technical introduction on designing a seamless repeat pattern.

Key lessons include:

  • Using the shape tool
  • Using the pathfinder and the blend tool
  • Creating floral shapes and motifs 
  • Transforming ideas to motifs and simple shapes to intricate embellishments

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum basic Illustrator skills
  • Illustrator (Daniela is using CS6)

22 of 22 students recommendSee All

A wonderfully charming and informative class! Clearly presented. Thank you!
GREAT class! made pretty flowers and learned some new tricks.
Jennifer Asbury

artist, designer, welder, & dog lover

I have been making flowers that I learned from another Skillshare teacher. Daniela taught me some new techniques.
Brenda Reeves

Artist and Writer

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Daniela ⚘ Usurelu

Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

April 2018:

1. NEW CLASS: I am happy to announce that I have published a new short class! Have a look at "Pattern Toolbox: Create a Half-Drop Pattern" to see my tips and tricks on creating an effective half-drop pattern, in Illustrator!
2. CONTEST ALERT: congratulations are in order for Maria D. who posted a project in the class "Design Intricate Flowers from Simple Illustrator Shapes" and won 3 months of Skillshare Premium Membership. Keep tuned: new classes are in the...

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