Using the Blob brush


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Using the Blob brush

I am still looking at this illustration called Anasazi stop.ai found inside the 07_edit_transform folder. The whole idea behind this larger project is we are starting with very primitive open paths and we are ultimately constructing these carefully crafted geometric forms, all of which end up being closed paths. But before we see that project, I want to show you a tool that's new to Illustrator CS4 that paints with closed paths right out of the gate, and that's the Blob Brush. I'm going to go ahead and turn off Big Unite. I'll turn on Blobs, so that you can see one of many variations on this artwork that you can achieve using the Blob Brush.

Now, it ends up giving you more primitive results potentially. You are not going to get these very careful geometric forms, for example, but Blob Brush artwork is also more expressive, it's more organic, it's more painterly, if you will. So here's one I would like you to do, just to get a feel for how this tool works, and...

Using the Blob brush
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Using the Blob brush provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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