Illustration: From Sketch to Finish, Create a Detailed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Erica Ilene, Designer and Artist

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17 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Intro

      0:35
    • Setting up: Setting up the work space for efficient work flow and editing

      7:22
    • Brushes and Texture Swatches. Load the brushes and textures swatches provided with the class

      2:19
    • Sketch:

      3:15
    • Illustrator Basics: Tools and keyboard short cuts used in the class demonstration illustration

      11:05
    • Pen Tool 1: Defining when and where to plot anchor points

      5:39
    • Pen Tool 2: Working with handles and anchor points.

      5:08
    • Pen Tool 3: Working with unique corners

      3:22
    • Pen Tool 4: Using the pen tool and reducing opacity to illustrate over a sketch

      15:25
    • Color: Picking color

      4:45
    • Color: Color guide

      4:48
    • Coloring and resizing texture swatches

      9:49
    • Lettering 1: Illustrate a simple sans serif type

      9:53
    • Lettering 2: Customizing a a font

      6:16
    • Illustration: Putting it all together

      7:26
    • Wrap up: Finding inspiration and project instruction

      0:32
    • Bonus: Using texture and pattern swatches in a repeating pattern tile

      3:08

About This Class

This class will cover how to use color and applying texture in illustrator.

You Will Learn:

- Basic illustrator tools

- Adding depth wil color

_ Color Guide and color harmonies

- Applying texture with artistic, scatter, and pattern brushes

- Coloring, resizing, and applying texture swatches 

- Pen tool basics

- Lettering tricks

You will need:

- Adobe illustrator

- Paper, pencil, and eraser 

34 of 35 students recommendSee All

Your tip for using texture swatches with the blob brush tool will be a game changer for me! Thanks so much for this class!
Teresa Barry

Surface Pattern for Happy Souls

great details, loved the class
Great class ! I've learned a lot . Thank you so much !

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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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