Deer Barrel Polka

Deer Barrel Polka - student project

I just started my project and am now on video three building with shapes.  I'm doing plenty of pauses and rewinds with the video to have time to find the tool and make plenty of mistakes.  I'm still trying to figure out how he turned Control X to turn the shape into an outline.  I have built the main part of the deer body, but can't trace the eyes and nose yet. 

I'm pretty excited going from knowing nothing about any of the Adobe products to building shapes.  Now I need to figure out how to save the file as a jpg.  So, here is a screen shot.  The poster photo is pixelated.  I couldn't find a higher resolution to use for the project.

Deer Barrel Polka - image 1 - student project

Here is the version I'm trying to remake:

Deer Barrel Polka - image 2 - student project

Julia Heatherwick