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8 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

    • Creating Custom Brushes

    • The Practice Sheet

    • Flower Inking Demo

    • Colour Swatches

    • Adding Flat Colour

    • Finalizing with Shadows and Highlights

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

In this 30 minute class, you'll learn how to easily create dynamic vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator. You won't be using the pen tool or basic shapes. Instead, you'll get familiar with the brush and blob tools, perfect for creating artwork that's not rigid or lifeless!

I'm Melissa, a Freelance Designer and Illustrator. I sell my own stock illustrations and fonts on Creative Market. I'll walk you through my process for creating vector artworks from start to finish.

You’ll learn how to:

  • create custom brushes in Illustrator
  • use the brush and blob tools effectively
  • add colour, light and shadow to your line work

This class is for beginner or pro alike. Some basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator is highly recommended, although not completely necessary.

198 of 198 students recommendSee All

This was exactly what I was looking for. I have zero familiarity with Illustrator and I was able to follow along. Would definitely recommend!
easy basic instruction
Michael Ferrare

Photographer and Adobe junky

such a great, quick, straightforward and yet suuuuuuper creative and helpful tutorial: thanks so much, Melissa!





Melissa De Nobrega

Graphic designer & Illustrator

I'm a Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator who's had the pleasure of working at home in my comfy pyjamas.

When I'm not wrapped up in blankets, I can usually be found hopping from design studios to media agencies, getting work done! I've been an artworker, illustrator, pitch designer, packaging designer and even powerpoint guru.

Now I mostly work on my own illustrations and designs to put up for sale on Creative Market :)

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