Vector Illustration: Drawing with the Pen Tool skillshare originals badge

Scott Martin, Illustrator @ Burnt Toast Creative

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10 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Sketching

    • 3. Scanning & Importing

    • 4. Using the Pen Tool

    • 5. Outlining Your Sketch

    • 6. Lighting

    • 7. Live Painting

    • 8. Applying Color

    • 9. Final Touches & Conclusion

    • 10. Explore More Design Classes

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About This Class

Turn your drawings into clean and colorful vectors! Join illustrator Scott Martin and learn how to use the Pen Tool to transform your sketches into crisp and scalable vector images in Illustrator.

In this 40-minute class, Scott shares his personal process for achieving clean and natural forms with vector lines. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned illustrator, you’ll learn tons of tips on how to get the most out of the Pen Tool. Key lessons include:

  • Scott’s unique sketching process with complementary colors
  • Making tweaks and adjustments in Photoshop
  • Creating fluid lines with the Pen Tool
  • Using the Live Paint tool in Illustrator to easily apply colors

Scott’s teaching will help you maximize your workflow and make smarter decisions at every step. By learning how to sketch with digitizing in mind, you’ll be able to turn your drawings into clean and polished vector images that can be used at any scale in no time.