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Vector Illustration 1: Drawing Dogs & Animals

Learn how to quickly draw dogportraits in illustrator using only a mouseand pen tool.Learn techniques to break upa portrait into visible color patterns to cr...
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Platform: Skillshare
Price: $Free trial, then $8/month
Video: 1h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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7.9 / 10

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Table of contents


Learn how to quickly draw dog portraits in illustrator using only a mouse and pen tool. Learn techniques to break up a portrait into visible color patterns to create depth yet keeping a simplistic style. Use the pen tool to snap, cut, and quickly flush out your portrait. 

This class dives right into:

1. How to setup the file to make it easy on you.  Live look at dog vector illustrations, how they are built, and getting a sense of style and detail. Also we take a look at other illustrations I have done.

2. Drawing the nose – it’s a focal point! 

3. Drawing the eyes to have soul. Last part of video has a speed build to watch for. 

4. Drawing an ear with punch techniques and detailed areas using the pathfinder tool.

5. (speed) Drawing the mouth – how much slobber do you really need?

6. (speed) Drawing the fur. I’ve sped up this group of videos so it’s fun and fast to watch but also gives you the tips and tricks during the process.

7. Final – Dropping the illustration into a live working packaging project for real life results!

8. (speed) EXTRA VIDEO: Speed build for fun to watch on a darker colored dog. 

If you want to stay up to date on my newest classes, please click on “Follow” below. I also share resources and am starting to run contests, and my followers are the first to hear about these opportunities!

You will learn

Draw an animal! It’s that simple.  Post it up for us to see! Whether it’s more simplistic, rounded, or on an ipad, please share your drawings with the class.  For the next 6 weeks any submissions will be put into a drawing for a pro embroidered flex-fit hat and sticker pack.  I’ll be drawing mid January 2020 and will announce the winner on the class board. (US entries only for now thanks) 


Basic knowledge of Vector Graphics is required to start this course, as this is an intermediate level course.

This course is for

This course was made for intermediate-level students.

How much does the Vector Illustration 1: Drawing Dogs & Animals 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.

Does the Vector Illustration 1: Drawing Dogs & Animals course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

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Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

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Who is the instructor? Is Brian White a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Brian White has created 7 courses that got 54 reviews which are generally positive. Brian White has taught 3,031 students and received a 4.1 average review out of 54 reviews. Depending on the information available, Brian White is a TRUSTED instructor.
UI Designer / Brand Designer

Brian is the creative director of Brian White Design in Lawrence. He directs the studio’s strategic and creative growth while also serving as senior designer on many client projects. Enthralled by the color, layout, pattern and typography of branding, Brian loves to apply this outlook to clients and businesses. He brings an abundance of national branding industry and user-interface experience to the table and has developed a strong foundation in interactive brand strategy. Brian enjoys connecting and collaborating with outside agencies and design studios that share similar loves in brand and interactive design. Some of the companies Brian has worked with include: Motorola, PBS, Sprint, Dell, Capital One, Geico, Microsoft, Kansas University, Arizona State University, Coupons Inc., American Cancer Society, Mayo Clinic, SAP, American Society of Diabetes, Legacy, AFT, Dairy Farmers of America, Verizon, WatchGuard, and more. 

Brian is a Pro Builder for Elementor which he uses for all his WordPress website builds.  He uses Siteground for his web servers. He uses stock images, video and audio from envato. He uses Envato Elements for his branding and design mockups.

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Follow along at https://www.instagram.com/brianwhitedesign/ and https://twitter.com/BWhiteDesign and https://dribbble.com/BrianWhite. 

Brian has also worked in art, design, and communication arts for 20 years. He loves to try new styles and techniques in both painting and printmaking. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of what he can accomplish with both oil and acrylic paint. He likes to work in a variety of styles and sizes. Brian also works in block prints and relief prints with unique linoleum to get the “dry etch” line-work of intaglio prints. Brian lives with his wife of 20 years Jenni (also an artist) and three kids in Lawrence, Kansas where their studios reside.  

Spread and interview of Brian below by Christina King done for Johnson County Community College showcasing a few of his portfolio pieces. 

My wife Jenni.  :) 

Specialties: User Interface Design, Application Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Branding, Identity Design, Social Media Design, Icon Design, Illustration, Video Design, and Print Design.


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Platform: Skillshare
Price: $Free trial, then $8/month
Video: 1h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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