Adria Kaufman

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

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Celebrate

This class was super helpful! I use the pen tool a bit but somehow never learned to constrain the orientation of the handles nor how to plot points effectively! The pen tool is a bit of a struggle without those tips. I'm super excited now to practice this and get a better "handle" on illustrator. Ba-dum-tss! (sorry, it couldn't be helped really)   

Here is my sketch. I mostly stuck with it in the vectorization save for the swash on the "t".

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Here are my handles. I'm amazed at how few you actually require when you use this technique.

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Here's my finished piece. I combined this class with the shading technique I picked up from Jamie's Shading Letters class (which is also awesome, btw). I chose to keep my shading as a gradient because of coupling the word with photography. If I were doing pure illustration I would have changed the gradient to a grain effect which is the ultimate result in that class. 

Thanks, Jaime!

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