iPad Pro Illustration: Drawing Vectors That Don't Look Wonky

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:52
    • 2. Step 1: Choose and Sketch

      3:09
    • 3. Step 2: Resize + Add Typography

      2:43
    • 4. Step 3: Ink

      2:02
    • 5. Step 4: Vectorize

      5:02
    • 6. Step 5: Refine Vectors

      3:38
    • 7. Step 7: Presentation

      0:33
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About This Class

For this class, were going to be designing a set of hand drawn vector illustrations on the iPad Pro.

Vector illustrations are awesome because they are based on math (rather than pixels) and can be infinitely resized without losing quality! Vector artwork is also editable because it is not a flattened image like a JPG, so the colors, line width, etc can always be changed!

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Many of my clients request artwork in vector, but I always cringe when they do because my vector illustrations always end up looking wonky, plus… I haaaaate the pen tool. But in this class I’m going to show you my NEW process for making vector illustrations that don’t look wonky!

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Recently I created a set of Foodie Icons and I figured out how to make vector illustrations that are hand drawn and that actually still LOOK hand drawn when vectorized. And best of all, we won’t touch the pen tool at all! We'll go step by step through my process of making this series of foodie illustrations: from sketching to resizing to typography to inking to vectorizing to refining and finally presenting!

If you don’t have an iPad, there will be a short instructional process page in the Project Guide to help you translate this process to a traditional pen and paper medium!

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P.S. The illustrations I created for this class were created as icons that are now for sale on Creative Market if you're interested in using them in any of your commercial or personal projects! You can see all the icon sets here: https://creativemarket.com/might_could

Now let’s jump in and start drawing!

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Hope to see you in there! :D