Ready to make cute digital illustrations directly in Adobe Illustrator?!
As complex as this design software can be, having the proper foundation is all you need to take your visuals to the next level. With this hands on, easy to follow tutorial for beginners, you will learn how to create cute character illustrations with confidence.
Course Objective: To learn how to navigate Adobe Illustrator's dynamic interface to in order to create high quality digital art.
Course Focus: Drawing with the Shape, Pen & Pencil Tools; Creating Layers; Merging, Cutting & Coloring Shapes; Using the Direct Selection & Anchor Point Tools; Applying Gradients; Cleaning Up Art for Exporting Into Other Medium
Here's a look at the digital art you'll be making...
Preparation & Prerequisites:
This is an introductory course designed for first time users of Adobe Illustrator.
This online course is taught on a MAC using the Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Having a MAC is not required.
Adobe Illustrator is a registered trademark of Adobe, Inc. This class, the instructor(s) presenting the material, nor DNT Dynamite Design, LLC are not in any way affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Adobe, Inc.
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Who Should Take This Course?
This course is for you if you have no idea how to navigate Adobe Illustrator's platform nor how to use it to create simple drawings. Having hand drawing skills will be helpful in this course but not required.
PreviewThe Ellipse Tool: Creating the Eyes (5:24)
StartPractice with the Pencil Tool: Drawing the Eyebrows (5:46)
StartAdjusting Lines with the Direct Selection Tool: Creating the Face (2:46)
StartCreating Shadows & Highlights with the Pen Tool: Drawing the Ears (4:44)
StartApplying Stroke Effects: Creating the Nose (3:02)
StartSubtracting Shapes with the Shape Builder Tool: Forming the Mouth (9:59)
StartMore Practice with the Pen Tool: Creating the Hair (12:26)
StartCreating Illusions, Layering Shapes & Adding Gradients: Making the Hat (7:34)
Daveia Odoi is a professional illustrator, graphic designer and branding consultant with 12+ years of experience in tailoring great design for greater returns.
She’s the owner of DNT Dynamite Design, LLC; a full service branding & illustration studio based in Franklin Park, NJ.
Daveia's also the creator of TheDynaSmiles.com which is her original collection of happy art sold on tangible products in the US, UK & Ghana (West Africa) and has been highlighted by Essence, BET and Black Enterprise.
When not creating, Daveia shares her knowledge by teaching design and brand building strategies to creatives as well as speaks publicly on the importance of visual presentation in branding and marketing at various business training events.