The second conceptual thinking method is Mind Mapping.…Like Word Association, Mind Mapping starts with the central topic or theme.…From there you just let your mind wander, making on the fly connections that are…driven from the previous connection, as they branch out from the core topic.…Sometimes they will be appropriate and sometimes they will be ludicrous, …and that's where the unexpected connections come from.…If you hit a dead-end then you go back to the core and start a new branch, …or pick any other node and branch out from there.…
There are no distinct rules, it's all about exploring not planning, …so unexpected and ridiculous results should be expected, and welcomed.…This may be better explained by example, so let me share a project I use Mind Mapping on.…A Tropical Fish store hired me to design their logo.…They wanted something fun and clever.…When I thought of Tropical Fish, I thought about how exotic they were.…Then that made me think of how unique they are, followed by how strange some …
- 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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