Adobe Illustrator Tutorial using Shapes and Pen Tool.
In this easy to follow tutorial we will be going through our resource document to build our cartoon character and practice using shape and pen tools.
Building with Shapes
Shapes are a great way of building your characters especially as you gain experience with blend, warp, shape builder, and pathfinder to create unique shapes.
We will be using our 2 step approach to the pen tool. The first is using straight lines to just get down our anchor points. We will then be using the convert anchor tool to create curves and handles.
Flat Color & Shadows
Using live paint and the knife tool are fast ways of getting down color and shadows without having to use pathfinder to create shapes.