Illustrating Vision: Creating Vectorized Graphics for Screen Printing

Dustin Heigh, I love people and their stories.

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8 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Illustrating Vision Intro

    • 2. Class Overview

    • 3. Session 01: Understanding Vision

    • 4. Session 02: Finding Connection_

    • 5. Session 03: Digital Inking

    • 6. Session 04: Vectorizing & Mockup_

    • 7. Session 05: Presenting & Revisions

    • 8. Session 06: The Core Values


About This Class

  The purpose of this class is to provide you with a framework for delivering meaningful illustrations to your clients that effectively communicate their vision. We’ll be working through one of my most common jobs, creating a hand-drawn vectorized graphic. Often these graphics are used to create a logo or t-shirt design. I’ll show you my process from when I first meet with a client to hear their vision all the way through to presenting them with a finished vectorized graphic. You'll see my entire workflow: 

- Understanding vision in order to express it.

- Sketching drafts and finding the “aha” moment.

- Inking your illustration.

- Importing into Procreate.

- Digitally inking and vectorizing your illustration.

- Draft presentation, mockups in Photoshop, and revisions.

- Finalizing your graphic.

- Sharing how your work expresses the vision.


 From the vision example presented in the class you'll be creating your own unique hand-drawn vectorized graphic. * A basic understanding of Procreate and Adobe Illustrator is required.


[  ] Tasks:

  1. Develop sketched drafts that express the core values of the vision presented.
  2. Ink the illustration that you feel best expresses the vision..
  3. Convert your illustration into a vectorized graphic and present it as a logo or print graphic.


[  ] Tools:

 - Mixed media paper.

 - Pencil and eraser.

 - Art pens. Ideally, technical pens and brush pens.

 - Pinterest.

 - Additor.

 - iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

 - Scanner. (optional)

 - Procreate.

 - Adobe Illustrator.

 - Adobe Photoshop.

 - Google Drive.


Some of my work: