Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing with the Pencil tool, part of Illustrator: Animated Character Design.
Okay. So, I have to admit, I'm a little bit …nervous about sharing this next technique with you because it involves drawing in …front of you directly in Illustrator. Now, normally, when I do my drawings, I'm …on my own, in my studio. And I'm free to make as many mistakes as …I want, and I can just easily cover them up and correct them as I go along. …But here, I'm going to be drawing live in front of you. …The file that I have opened is Pencil tool.ai and that's from the Bringing …Artwork Into Illustrator folder. Now, the Pencil tool is a great tool to …use if you want to draw freehand in Illustrator using a graphics tablet.…
Now, I'm using the Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics tablet and I'll just quickly …bring up the Wacom website, where you can find out more information about that tablet. …Now, if you don't have a graphics tablet, you can still use a mouse to draw, …obviously, but it won't allow you to be quite as detailed as using a pen and a …tablet will allow you to be. I've created my Template layer, so the …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
Creating live 3D effects11m 31s
9. Finishing Touches
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