Week 4: Vector Drawing

Lesson Intention:

I will extend my skills using the brush tool in Illustrator and learn how to use the knife tool to create shadows and highlights.

Brush tool exercise (advanced):

Follow this tutorial: http://www.claytowne.com/beats-digging-ditches/ultimate-digital-ink-and-color-tutorial-for-adobe-illustrator-cs5/

Download this zip folder: Demon Brush Tool Exercise


Last week used the brush tool in Illustrator to trace an image of a demon. We then used expand and live paint to colour or “ink” the image.


This lesson you will use the same technique to trace a comic character and then use the knife tool to cut a direct selection to create a shadow effect.

Teacher demonstration of the knife tool. 


Download this zip folder: Week801

View the tutorial, open the Illustrator file and trace the Grit Dog character, use the knife tool to create shadows.


What did you learn today?  / how did you learn it?

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