It said that practice makes perfect. I disagree. If your creative process is flawed then all practice does is make you a consistent purveyor of marginal work. Creating illustrative design successfully requires a consistent and systematic creative process. In this course, I'll cover four fundamental stages. The first stage is Creative Preparation, and it covers what a designer needs to do before they start designing in order to create appropriate and effective solutions.
The second stage is Drawing Your Design and I'll cover the importance of drawing out your design ideas and refining them before you move to digital. The third stage is Building Your Vector Shapes, and it will show you how to take your drawn design and create it with precision in Vector form through simple build methods in Adobe Illustrator. The fourth stage is Presenting Your Design Solutions and it will cover how you present your ideas to your client and how to manage design revisions.
As we move forward in this course, you'll see how the systematic process will not only improve your illustrative design skills; it will also enhance your conceptual abilities as well. It's my hope that with practice, you'll become a consistent purveyor of well-crafted design ideas.
- 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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