Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Art directing yourself, part of Drawing Vector Graphics (2012).
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.…
- What is illustrative design?
- Establishing a creative brief
- Defining client expectations
- Exploring creative thinking exercises
- Art directing your drawing
- Selecting an appropriate style for each project
- Drawing and thumbnail sketching
- Discerning anchor point placement
- Building vector drawings with shapes
- Presenting your illustrations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We updated 17 movies to reflect changes to the vector drawing workflow in Illustrator CC 2015.
Illustrator: Drawing without the Pen Toolwith Mordy Golding4h 39m Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 Essential Trainingwith Justin Seeley8h 48m Beginner
Insights on Illustrative Designwith Von Glitschka31m 2s Beginner
1. The Process
2. Creative Preparation
3. Drawing Your Design
4. Workflow Enhancements
5. Building Vector Shapes
6. Presenting Your Designs
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