Art Deco Poster Project

Art Deco Poster Project - student project

Totally new to Illustrator and excited to begin learning.  Found this lovely Art Deco poster and think it has a good mix of organic shapes and straight lines to recreate.

Art Deco Poster Project - image 1 - student project

Had some issues downloading the Illustrator trial, so have decided to use another programme and see how I get along.  So far I am managing to 'translate' the commands and have started on the simplest shapes.  The colour are not the same as the original, but I can change these later.  I wanted to get working with the pen tool as this is something I have not really understood before. So far I am having a lot of fun!

Art Deco Poster Project - image 2 - student project

Have started on the people and things are moving along.  It is not an exact copy of the original, but I am using this the process to gain new skills, so giving a rough idea.

Art Deco Poster Project - image 3 - student project

And we're getting there!  Couldn't match the font, so ended up using the pen tool to form the letters.  Not perfect and a little jittery, but a huge learning curve.  Will keep playing with them and get them smooth and straighter.

Art Deco Poster Project - image 4 - student project