Illustration, from sketch to finish - Part One
2005 at 09.07 am posted by Veerle Pieters
This time there is nothing much to explain. Well, it’s actually hard to explain how you draw bezier curves in Illustrator. I had the urge to do some sketches and I believe I owe it to myself, it’s been too long since I had this kind of fun.
So I grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing. Once my sketch was finished, I scanned it as a grayscale image and placed it into Illustrator (CS2). This is a perfect opportunity to show you how to use the Pen tool in Illustrator and how these bezier curves work.
If you see it it will make more sense, so here is a movie for you to watch me drawing. Hope it's not too long to watch. I actually recorded really everything, including mistakes, bad clicks etc. so you're warned ;-)
Watch the Bezier at Work (ZIP 16MB)
- Download QuickTime movie
In Part Two I'll show you how we fill the illustration with colors.
Want to learn more?
A good and not expensive source to learn more about Illustrator, Photoshop, or web design is by joining the Tuts+ sites. You get access to the source files for just $9 a month. So your ONE membership gives you access to members-only content for ALL the Plus sites. I've written a tutorial for the Vector Tuts section.