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Zest 4 Life


All of these tips were very helpful. I'm pretty sure I used all of them, which I wasn't planning to do, but they were all so useful. I started simple by playing with your methods for giving depth to simple shapes by drawing a whole orange. That sparked an idea for a more in-depth illustration.

I used your method for targeting layers to digitize my hand drawn sketch of the woman on the bike and the graffiti. I used several custom pattern strokes and halftone patterns to create dimension throughout and to execute small details like the pattern in the bicycle basket.

Then I had WAY too much fun with the blend tool on the graffiti. I even used it to create her necklace. I played with live corners on the graffiti letters, but I ultimately ended up deciding not to round the edges. But I have used that tool countless times in other work since this class, so thank you!

The use of global colors are quite possible the most helpful tip I have learned since I started using Illustrator. It saved me SO much time! I created global color folders for several things: lemon, lime, grapefruit, skin tone, shirt, jeans, etc.

I used some opacity masks for background items, used custom guidelines for some shadow work, did a quick save for web and submitted here.

Thanks again for all of your helpful tips!


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