Simple and Stylish Monument Graphic Using Adobe Illustrator

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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9 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

      1:57
    • Sketching the Monument

      4:13
    • Setting Up Your Document

      2:36
    • Creating the Shapes

      7:36
    • Selecting Colors

      5:35
    • Applying Color

      4:49
    • Finishing Touches

      3:38
    • Assignment

      1:45
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:09

About This Class

In this lesson, I'm going to walk you through creating a clean and modern adaptation of a historical or national monument. This lesson will teach you how to take any intricately detailed building and stripping it down to it's base shapes - which can make an intimidating drawing subject much easier to render.

Since we will be creating this monument using Adobe Illustrator, you'll be able to scale your monument to whatever size you want thanks to the magic of vectors. Your monument will be both print and web ready and will look great both large and small.

This is also a great way to commemorate special trips or destinations that you hope to visit one day!

All music in this lesson is by DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

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Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

Hey, it's nice to meet you - I'm Michelle! I'm a cartoonist and illustrator that has lived all over sunny Florida, but I'm currently residing in Tampa. I graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's in Graphic + Interactive Communication and a concentration in Graphic Narrative. I also studied comics for a year at the Sequential Artist's Workshop and hold several certifications from CalArts.

The two things I love most about teaching others is...

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