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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

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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.

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Nice and neat! I learned a lot.
Laura V

Designer from Germany

Great class! I learned a lot of cool new Illustrator tricks and a pretty simple way to ink your sketches and play with the line weight, color etc.
Well-organized, easy to follow, and provides practical tips in inking. Recommended for beginners and those looking to improve inking skills in Illustrator.
Dana Salonoy

Designer and Illustrator





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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