Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
Whatever vector build method you use to create your illustrative design you'll want to continually art direct yourself along the way as you create it. Pay attention to the details. How do your graphic shapes interact with one another? What negative spaces are they forming? Zoom in on critical areas and adjust your anchor points and Bezier curve handles. This will improve the form of your vector shapes and ensure precise quality. Making these types of micro improvements at each stage of the creative process will help you refine and improve your design's readability.
But the most important thing you can do to art direct yourself, is to take the time to set a project aside. Don't look at it for at least a half hour, a day is even better. Then later, with fresh eyes, approach your project, critique it, analyze the details in the design, look at the shapes you've created, and more than likely you'll discover additional areas you can improve on. This is the only way to improve and train your designer eye.
I'd like too say that life is far too short for bad art. So take the time to art direct yourself properly. Be your own worst critic and you'll leave less room for someone else to art direct it for you.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
117 Video lessons · 42369 Viewers
119 Video lessons · 53837 Viewers
65 Video lessons · 14181 Viewers
113 Video lessons · 82764 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.