Meet the Tonalpohualli


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Meet the Tonalpohualli

All right gang. It's good to see you all here. We are about to start on yet another project here in Chapter 4, which is all about geometric shapes of course. And I want you open up this illustration right here, it's called Tonalpohualli.ai. I'm not sure if I'm pronouncing that right or not, but what it is, is the 260-day Aztec spiritual calendar. They also by the way, they had a 365 day calendar. They were smart people those Aztecs. Too bad the Conquistadors wiped them out during their kill all the smart people project back in the 16th entry. Bbut anyway, since then we have learned that one of the wonderful things about the Tonalpohualli is that you can draw every single bit of it using geometric shape tools inside of the Illustrator.

That is quite possibly its single most wonderful characteristic. Or at least I was able to draw this version of the calendar using simple shape totals and only simple/geometric shape tools here inside Illustrator, and you and I are going t...

Meet the Tonalpohualli
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Meet the Tonalpohualli provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

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