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Illustrator - Portrait Drawing Basics.

Mitch Chadban

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5 Videos (33m)
    • Intro

    • Basics

    • Single Line Weight Portrait

    • High Detailed Line Work

    • Applying fills (color)


About This Class

In this tutorial, I'll be using Illustrator to make a stylized graphic with a monochromatic colour scheme, which simply means that I'll be using just one colour with various tones. When finished, I'll make a second version of the graphic using more than one colour. I'll trace over a photograph, use the Pen Tool to create lines that outline various tones, then fill my shapes with colour, and rearrange layers. When done, you'll have an Illustration of your own, and the know-how to make even more.

Although I am using Illustrator CS6, you should be able to follow along with any fairly recent version.

Below are a few pieces I have created using the techniques encapsulated in this video and a few more I will cover in further videos. This technique can be tweaked to create an image of varying style depending on how you are having to approach your illustration. 

I look forward to seeing what all you talented people come up with.