Thumbnail sketches are great for roughly capturing ideas, but we are going to…need more details before we can build our vector art.…Let's go over the importance of scrutinizing your drawing, refining, and making…improvements until you have a tight sketch that will assist you in building…precision vector art.…The biggest challenge for designers is ideas, but many good ideas fall short…because of poor execution.…Something is lost in translation from the rough stage to the final digital form.…
So our goal is to move from the essence of a rough idea in our thumbnails to…a more refined clear picture visually, all without losing the essence in the translation.…The whole point of refining is to take a rough drawing and redraw it with more…precision, improving its clarity regarding specific shape and form.…You may need to draw and redraw elements of your design several times in order…to clarify the art until you have your design worked out.…
This is also where your creative preparation will help.…
- 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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