Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - student project

Step 1: My favorite reference pins

I like these pins because they are colorful and look like cutouts. They also remind me of middle school (uh, the good parts anyway. :-))

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - image 1 - student project

Step 2: My favorite Apple Metal pin

It's cute and fun.

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - image 2 - student project

Step 3: My rough sketches

Well, I only did one sketch. I wanted a book doorway for my cottage project which will be my culminating piece for this workshop.

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - image 3 - student project

Step 4: My final pin

I used 4 colors. This is on an art board that is under 2in wide. I will be putting the lettering on it after I complete part 2 of the workshop.

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - image 4 - student project

This was a pretty cool class! Thanks Jon for breaking that pen tool down the way that you did!

P.S.

Here I made some alterations in response to feedback from Jon to darken my dark lines and make my design more pin worthy! Thanks again!

Master Illustrator Workshop: The Pen Tool - image 5 - student project

Mia Reeves
of Jahmi & Whimsy