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Von Glitschka is known for his witty, colorful illustrations, logos, and design work. But how do his drawings make it from refined sketches to polished pieces? This installment of Artist at Work enables you to follow along with Von's coloring and shading process, as he transforms this vector-based graphic in Adobe Illustrator. He starts with a scanned sketch and builds out the basic vector shapes. He then adds shading, highlights, and color—the finishing details that make his illustrations so extraordinary. Von's methods are simple to follow and will help create a new level of depth and richness in your own vector creations.
Many have requested seeing the entire process of creating an illustration from the initial anchor point to the final color artwork. This is a difficult task to pull off because a given illustration could easily take me eight to 15 hours or more to finalize, and I doubt you would want to watch a video that long. In order to achieve this, I've drawn out a simplified illustration that I can build from beginning to end in a far shorter timeframe.
And we've even broken it up into several movies to make watching the whole process more manageable. In reality, an illustration like the one you're about to see would normally take me about 45 minutes to complete. But because I'll be talking and explaining my actions as I build my illustration, it'll slow me down a little bit. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride.
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