Design a Nutcracker in Adobe Illustrator

Erica Ilene, Designer and Artist

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8 Videos (55m)
    • Intro

      0:37
    • Head, Hair, and Hands

      8:48
    • Face Features

      14:25
    • Body

      9:41
    • Arms, Legs, Collar

      10:03
    • Hat

      1:11
    • Details and embellish

      9:13
    • Your Project

      0:34

About This Class

Design a nutcracker in adobe illustrator without using the pen tool!  Although we will not be using the pen tool in this class, the skills and tricks taught in this class will add an understanding to how to use the pen tool and where to plot anchor points, like learning the pen tool in reverse.

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Thank you so much for creating this class, Erica! You're right, it is like learning the pen tool in reverse. Your approach increased my understanding and decreased my apprehension about using the pen tool going forward. And I had fun, too! Great nutcracker designs and embellishments. The class was well presented and your instructions were easy to follow.

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Erica Ilene

Designer and Artist

I'm Erica Ilene from Urban Daisies

A little about me...

I grew up in a small beach town in Los Angles county that often finds it's way as a backdrop to many movies, most recently: La La Land.  I spent almost every Saturday at the local fabric shop, which was walking distance from my home. I was mesmerized by the variety of patterns and colors, and learned to sew at a very young age. My love for patterns and colors grew through my childhood and in addition to sewing, and pai...

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