Illustrator Basics: The Pen & Pencil Tools

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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8 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

      0:20
    • Class Project

      0:22
    • Foundations

      4:34
    • Placing Sketches

      1:47
    • The Pen Tool

      19:37
    • The Pencil Tool

      17:15
    • Quick Review

      3:09
    • Thank You!

      0:16
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About This Class

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In this Illustrator Basics course we'll be covering how to create shapes with two of my favorite tools in Illustrator: The Pen and Pencil tool. Whether your shapes are complex and controlled, or simple and free-form, the pen and pencil tool have you covered. Used in combination with various supporting tools like the direct selection tool, the anchor point tool, the smooth tool, and others, means no more frustration with trying to achieve the shapes you want. Say goodbye to wonky curves and novice looking illustrations!

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Great explanation of how and WHY you might choose a tool. Thorough instruction on how to get better with the pen tool.
Great course with many things to learn! It was a pleasure,
Great class! Easy to follow instructions.

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Dylan Mierzwinski

Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

My name's Dylan and I'm a strange combination of creative endeavors. From mixing cereals and making sand art as a kid, to graphic design, illustration, sewing, and general craft enthusiasm as an adult, creating and making beautiful things has not only been my constant, but an obsession. With an everlasting love of learning and trying things with my own hands, I've found joy in sharing what I've learned along the way in my six years as a professional graphic designer turned ill...

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