We recently launched the VECTORTUTS Premium section of the site. We have another great Premium tutorial exclusively available to members today! Learn the process of creating shaded and textured vector artwork entirely in Illustrator. This tutorial covers the entire creative process in creating this illustration while giving plenty of advice on professional techniques – including explaining the use of features in Illustrator CS4. Learn more at the jump!
Learn to Create Whimsical Artwork in Illustrator CS4
Drop your pencils and paper, turn off the scanner, and forget about Live Trace, it’s time to illustrate with vectors. This tutorial will step through the process of creating artwork — from concept to finished product — entirely in Illustrator. If you’d like to see more of my artwork, most of it created entirely in Illustrator, visit chrisleavens.com or catch up with me on flickr.
This is a High Quality Tutorial that Covers a Complete Creative Process
Illustrator offers artists so many amazing options for creating art that if you are interested in drawing using only vectors, there are a ton of benefits and time-savers that might get you hooked on bezier curves and points forever. What follows isn’t so much a tips and tricks tutorial; it’s a step-by-step breakdown of my creative process with some techniques, ideas, and opinions thrown in along the way.
VECTORTUTS Premium Membership
As you know, we run a premium membership system here called VECTORTUTS Premium that costs $19 a month which gives members access to the Vector Source files for tutorials as well as periodic extra tutorials, like this one! If you’re a member you can log in and download the tutorial. If you’re not a member, you can of course join today!
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