Thursday, 27 August 2009

illustrator

I have to learn how to use illustrator and it is not going well. Since I am an illustrator and it's an industry standard I think I should probably have learned how to use it earlier, but I put it off until absolutely necessary. I am immensely enjoying making swooshy lines with the calligraphy brush tool though.

5 comments:

Javier Alejandro Toledo said...

I think you did good, it seems the japanesse technique, I don't how you call but in spanish language is knowing as "aguada"

Gax said...

good luck with this damn software

Jill Wignall said...

you sly fox. you didn't mention your blogariety. Please send me your address so I can send you a postcard. Also your friend Claire's in Edinburgh. X

Jens said...

http://www.computerarts.co.uk/__data/arts_pdfs/art104_illo.pdf

This is a great tutorial from Dave Curd. Especially on page 4 where he talks about brush creation. I don't know if you know already knew this, but checking off the "keep selected" box in the pencil preferences made all the difference in drawing smoothly for me

alice said...

Thanks Jens, good article and its good to see some work there that isn't so uhh... well I read a few books and I have to say that I was struggling with ways to apply the techniques described to my own work.

I'm hoping to have mastered it in time to submit a vector dirty sunday!