Filed under: Design Resources | Tags: angle, bezier, curve, drawing, Illustrator, pen tool, practice, tutorial, vector
I recently gave a co-worker a relatively brief tutorial on the pen tool in Illustrator. I was trying to convey to her that the pen tool is very difficult to learn when you are first starting out and ultimately the only way to improve is to practice (constantly). A week later I’m pretty sure she hasn’t practiced any further at all, so I created a practice file and thought it might be useful to others. The file contains over 20 geometric abstract shapes with all kinds of different curves, angles and corners. Additionally, I drew them all out on graph paper so hopefully that gives some further tips as to placement of points, geometries, etc. I also figured I might as well make it available to anyone else who wants to pass along or complete. It might be interesting to get some pen tool pros and do this as race of some fashion, but for now download here.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: article, blog, building, green, guest, raster, signage, site sign, sustainable, vector, writer
Check out my article today on Fuel Your Creativity. I wrote a creative process article about a green signage system I designed.
Filed under: wallpaper | Tags: airplot, distortion, earth, field, green, land, plot, roughen, typography, vector, wallpaper
So it may be the second, but here is your first chance at some June wallpaper I created. The font is completely original and I worked it quite a bit to get this patchwork/tilled field sort of look. Upon finishing it, it is a little reminiscent to me of the recent Airplot logo redesign. Let me know your thoughts or otherwise feel free to download away and green up your desktop.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cketch, draw, drawing, hand drawn, pencil, sea monster, sketchbook, squid, vector
I recently found some time for some personal sketch book work and did up this squid. I’m hoping to eventually move from this sketch to a full-color vector sea beast. For the time being at least I’d like to start posting some sketches a little more frequently, as I’ll hopefully be doing a lot more drawing. Enjoy.