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Creating Characters in Adobe Illustrator
Pete Collins
with Pete Collins
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Join Pete Collins and learn how to take your rough sketches to a full drawing in Adobe Illustrator. In this class Pete teaches you tips, techniques, and tricks that will help you b... READ MORE
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Creating Characters in Adobe Illustrator
lessons: 8 Course Lessons
duration: 59min
published: 2015
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Creating Characters in Adobe Illustrator
with Pete Collins
Join Pete Collins and learn how to take your rough sketches to a full drawing in Adobe Illustrator. In this class Pete teaches you tips, techniques, and tricks that will help you bring your illustrated characters to life. Starting with a simple sketch, whether on paper or digital, Pete takes you through the steps, from getting started on the right foot to all of the finishing touches, that will give you a better understanding for how to use Illustrator in your next drawing project. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Pete as he introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the chapters that follow.
37 sec
lesson 2: Getting Started
After launching Illustrator and creating a new document, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success.
8min, 23sec
lesson 3: Sketches
Whether you sketch on paper or on the computer your next step may be bringing your sketches into Illustrator to serve as a starting point for your characters.
6min, 25sec
lesson 4: Brushes
There are two main brushes you are likely to use when creating your characters.
11min, 39sec
lesson 5: Tracing
With your sketch as a guide you can clean it up by tracing it with a simple black line.
7min, 38sec
lesson 6: Drawing Tips
Pete shares tips to help you with your drawing.
10min, 32sec
lesson 7: Adding Shadows and Highlights
The highlights and shadows are what really add depth and dimension to your character.
11min, 59sec
lesson 8: Finishing Touches
Pete wraps up the class with a quick review of the process along with some finishing touches for your character.
2min, 44sec
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Pete Collins has a degree in art and loves photography, graphic design, and illustration. Having worked as a “Photoshop Guy” for KelbyOne, he is now a graphic designer at Infinity Insurance.
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