Drawing in Illustrator: Part 2 – Exploring Brushes

Illustrator’s drawing and brush tools are fabulous. We can map any artwork along a path and then customize it endlessly. In this four part series of tutorials we’ll examine how to manipulate brushes from Illustrator’s brush libraries as well as how to create our own custom brushes.

Click here to download some Illustrator brush strokes.

Symbols in Illustrator: Part 1 – Creating a Flower

If you have a design or illustration that needs multiple instances of a single graphic, such as grass, bubbles, leaves, flowers etc., symbols can be your best friend. This tutorial series discusses how to create a simple flower, turn that into a symbol and to turn that symbol into a field of flowers withvariations to add realism and interest.

Click here to download the Happy Tree Illustrator file which uses multiple symbol sets.

Symbols in Illustrator: Part 2 – Creating a Symbol Set

If you have a design or illustration that needs multiple instances of a single graphic, such as grass, bubbles, leaves, flowers etc., symbols can be your best friend. This tutorial series discusses how to create a simple flower, turn that into a symbol and to turn that symbol into a field of flowers with variations to add realism and interest.

Click here to download the Happy Tree Illustrator file which uses multiple symbol sets.

Symbols in Illustrator: Part 3 – Manipulating a Symbol Set

If you have a design or illustration that needs multiple instances of a single graphic, such as grass, bubbles, leaves, flowers etc., symbols can be your best friend. This three part video tutorial series discusses how to create a simple flower, turn that into a symbol and to turn that symbol into a field of flowers with variations to add realism and interest.

Click here to download the Happy Tree Illustrator file which uses multiple symbol sets.

“Ask Me How” Tutorial: Part 1 – Introduction to Project

In this video tutorial series we will explore how to prepare an Adobe Illustrator file for a complex illustration. In the first video we will explore how to import a sketch and turn it into a guide layer so we can begin creating our Illustrator artwork.

Download the iterative versions of “Ask Me How”. 

“Ask Me How” Tutorial: Part 2 – Creating a Guide Layer

In this video tutorial series we will learn how to prepare an Adobe Illustrator file for a complex illustration. In the first video we will explore how to import a sketch and turn it into a guide layer so we can begin creating our Illustrator artwork.

Download the iterative versions of “Ask Me How”. 

“Ask Me How” Tutorial: Part 3 – Blocking In Shapes

In this video tutorial series we will learn how to prepare an Adobe Illustrator file for a complex illustration. In the first video we will explore how to import a sketch and turn it into a guide layer so we can begin creating our Illustrator artwork.

Download the iterative versions of “Ask Me How”. 

“Ask Me How” Tutorial: Part 4 – Adding Shadow to Create Form

In this video tutorial series we will learn how to prepare an Adobe Illustrator file for a complex illustration. In the first video we will explore how to import a sketch and turn it into a guide layer so we can begin creating our Illustrator artwork.

Download the iterative versions of “Ask Me How”. 

“Ask Me How” Tutorial: Part 5 – Adding Detail

In this video tutorial series we will learn how to prepare an Adobe Illustrator file for a complex illustration. In the first video we will explore how to import a sketch and turn it into a guide layer so we can begin creating our Illustrator artwork.

Download the iterative versions of “Ask Me How”.