Vector Illustration: Playing with Texture

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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5 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:12
    • 2. The Technique

      6:01
    • 3. Shapes Exercise

      9:34
    • 4. Working with Illustrations

      10:37
    • 5. Next Steps

      0:49
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Project Description

Add Texture to a Vector Illustration

Assignment

Through this class you will learn how to add texture to your illustrations that

  • Is 100% vector-based
  • Can be changed easily on the fly
  • Can be used for highlights and shadows
  • Looks totally awesome

Deliverable

Upload the following to your Student Project:

  1. Once you've gone through the shapes exercise, post what you came up with
  2. Take one of your own illustrations (or the attached sample illustration) and add texture to it
  3. Share with us any new techniques you've learn for working with texture

Resources

Attached you can find:

  • An overview of the effects of blend modes in different scenarios
  • The Illustrator file for our shapes exercise
  • The flat-colour clown illustration from our demo
  • Several samples of my illustration work that uses this technique

Posting your work online? I love sharing student work! Tag me on Instagram at @hkaube or Twitter at @haydenaube :)

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