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From Sketch to Vector With the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Want to vectorize a sketch on Adobe Illustrator? Not a fan of the pen tool?Turn your drawings into vectors with the Pencil tool, an intuitive tool that helps...
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8.6

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8.5

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7.5

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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Video Score: 7.6 / 10
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Description

Want to vectorize a sketch on Adobe Illustrator? Not a fan of the pen tool?

Turn your drawings into vectors with the Pencil tool, an intuitive tool that helps us to get nice and smooth vector lines, like if we were drawing on paper. If you love drawing with a graphic tablet, this is for you!

In this class, we’re going to learn quickly how we can create vector art: simple shapes, the pen tool and the pencil tool.
Then, we practise what we learned and start tracing a drawing and create a full vector illustration.

  • Tracing and Colouring. Vectorise your drawing directly through colour: learn how to use simple shapes and organic/geometric shapes drawn with the pencil and the pen tool. Edit them with the Shape Modes and other easy tricks. 
  • Adding details and Shadows. Use Compound Shapes and Clipping Masks to add details and shadows. Learn also how to draw with the Stroke. 

At the end, we are going to compare the vector result with another raster version I’ve coloured previously on Photoshop and see which are the potentials of each one. 

You will learn

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to pick a simple no-vector illustration that you have already coloured on another software and create a vector version on Illustrator, as I did with my rabbit.
This will help you to focus on mastering the techniques I talk about and eventually to simplify and reinterpret the original drawing.

If you don’t have any drawings, draw a new one on paper or with your favourite software!
Or you can use my rabbit sketch, follow my steps or modify it as you prefer.

DELIVERABLES

  • Original sketch (if available)
  • Final Artwork
  • Describe briefly your chosen tools (simple shapes, pen tool, pencil tool) and techniques (shape modes, compound shapes, clipping masks..) and any challenges along the way. 

Remember, you don’t necessarily have to use the pencil tool. If you think that the simple shapes and the pen tool work better for the result you want to achieve, absolutely go for it!

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Vector Graphics knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.

How much does the From Sketch to Vector With the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator course cost? Is it worth it?

You can enrol in this course with a Skillshare subscription that costs $8/month, but you start with a FREE 7-day trial. You can also enrol in thousands of courses on a variety of topics with your subscription, including several Vector Graphics courses.
The average price is $15.5 of 17 Vector Graphics courses on Udemy.

Does the From Sketch to Vector With the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

There is no money-back guarantee with Skillshare, but you can start with a free one-week trial to learn without risk. With the subscription, you can download classes to your tablet or phone using the Skillshare app.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

At the moment we couldn't find any available scholarship forFrom Sketch to Vector With the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator, but you can access more than 30 thousand classes for $8/month on Skillshare, including this one!

Who is the instructor? Is Jessica Ciccolone a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Jessica Ciccolone has created 1 courses that got 20 reviews which are generally positive. Jessica Ciccolone has taught 357 students and received a 4.6 average review out of 20 reviews. Depending on the information available, Jessica Ciccolone is a TRUSTED instructor.
Illustrator & Graphic Designer
Hi, I’m Jessica! I’m an illustrator with a background as a Graphic Designer, based in London. 



I worked as a Graphic Designer for applications and website for about 8 years, never missing the opportunity to express my own creativity through digital illustrations, mascots and emojis.
Now I’m a freelancer, one year ago I started to illustrate children’s books and I’m attending the Children’s Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art.

I love the idea of helping other professionals and anyone who wants to be creative, so I’ve created my first class here on Skillshare. There’s much room for improvement (hey, I’m learning too!) but I look forward to hearing what you think about it and use your suggestions to create my next classes!

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CourseMarks Score®

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Freshness

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Feedback

7.5

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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 31m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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