Vector Illustration: Using Creative Constraints to Find Your Style skillshare originals badge

Hedof (Rick Berkelmans), Illustrator

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7 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:43
    • 2. Limits Inspire Creativity

      2:24
    • 3. Start With Sketching

      5:38
    • 4. Moving to Illustrator

      5:49
    • 5. Adding Color

      8:12
    • 6. Adding Details and Finalizing

      11:29
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      0:16
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About This Class

Develop your personal style and play with striking color combinations with illustrator Rick Berkelmans of Hedof studio!

Join Rick in a thoughtful, fun class about the power of limitations — whether your own (Rick can’t draw shoes) or the ones you impose (like a limited color palette)! You’ll start by sketching what’s around you, learn to use the Dynamic Sketch plugin to draw more naturally in Adobe Illustrator, and finish off your piece with vibrant colors. While Dynamic Sketch has changed Rick’s workflow for the better, you don’t need to use it — whether you decide to try it or not, you’ll work alongside Rick to create a bold, vibrant vector illustration you can be proud of.

In this step-by-step class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a strong, balanced composition
  • Use Dynamic Sketch, an Adobe Illustrator plugin
  • Create a bold, limited color palette that works for you
  • Explore your creativity by playing with color and shape

Creative folks of all skill levels are welcome to join in with Rick to create a beautiful illustration you can print and hang or give as a gift — and learn a whole new set of tools to add to your creative arsenal!

This class is open to all levels, though some experience with Adobe Illustrator is suggested to make it easier to follow along. Familiarity with plugins is also helpful, as Rick uses Dynamic Sketch for his own illustrations and demonstrates it throughout.