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Gaƫlle Lalonde

Illustrator, Designer, Entrepreneur

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Leipziger Zoo

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This is my first class on skillshare!

I have been using illustrator to create paths to lasercut, but that's all. So I am very exited about understanding that program more!

I live in Leipzig Germany, and the zoo here has very nice vintage posters, so I decided to practice with one of them. I chose one that seems rather simple to me, because I am anxious to start working on my own stuff and don't want to spend ten thousand hours on details. Still there are a lot of details in the house in the background, and some in the fur on his chest.

First Step

After watching the couple first parts of the course, I worked on the main shapes of the image, i.e. the bear. I experimented a lot with the pathfinder tool, which I didn't know at all. Bear with me (pardon the pun), the image is still in its very early stage, for example, I have not started playing with colour at all, the ones that are there are just to make it easier to work it at this point.

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To be continued!

I've been working on this image a little bit more, but I feel there is still too much I don't know about Illustrator that is not taught in this class, that I would need to know in order to complete it the way I want.

So I'm putting this on hold until I get around to do some other Illustrator classes that would help me with this image. This class has been a very good introduction to the programm though, and I don't find it so intimidating anymore!

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