ACTIVE LEARNING

GETTING STARTED GUIDE

YOUTUBE RESOURCES

Many of you are coming over from YouTube looking for our Brushes and Resource Folder to Follow Along to our 50 Tutorials and Challenges. If you intend on Following Along on YouTube or the Website, you can download the Brushes and Resources.

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

If you are looking to Learn Adobe Illustrator, I will recommend Following Along to Full-Length Learning Modules on Teachable which include the Advanced Coloring and Value Steps. Tutorials and Challenges will also come with Brushes and Resources to Follow Along.

WORKFLOWS + PRO SERIES

For the last year I have been publishing New Full-Length Tool-Based Workflows, Challenges and Pro Series Tutorials on Teachable. If you are a fan of Step by Steps or "Learning by Doing," I have 100 Learning Modules in our Active Learning Curriculum (Premium Plus = All of the Above). 
ACTIVE LEARNING

GETTING STARTED GUIDE

GETTING STARTED GUIDE

Welcome to our Website and our Getting Started Guide for our Active Learning in Adobe Illustrator. We have some different Curriculum Paths Below based on Experience Level, Popular Interests or Resources. Each of the links below will direct you to Teachable to Follow Along or Download the Needed Resources.

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

STEP #1: Download Brushes + Resources. Many of you are coming over from YouTube looking for our Cartoon Brushes, Tutorial Resources or Full-Length Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows. We do have some different Options available depending on if you are looking for Brushes, Resources or Full-Length Modules? or All of the Above?

FOLLOWING ALONG

STEP #2: Follow Along. If you are New to Illustrator, you might have already found out that Illustrator is a Pain and is Quite Frustrating to Learn. We have over 100 Full-Length Step by Step Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows to Walk you through simple ways of Learning, Practicing and Mastering Adobe Illustrator.
NEW USER + YOUTUBE

GETTING STARTED GUIDE

FOLLOW ALONG (YOUTUBE)

Welcome to our First Getting Started Guide. This will be for specifically for YouTube  and Tutorials on the Website. We will go through the process of Getting Started by Downloading Brushes and Following Along to our Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on YouTube.

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

STEP #1:  You can Download Brushes with Resources to Follow Along on YouTube. You can also watch our How to Install and Save Brushes Video (below). I do recommend going through the process of Downloading your Brushes and Extracting the Folder before you Start a Tutorial. 

DOWNLOAD + EXTRACT

STEP #2:  Easy Directions to Follow Along on YouTube or the Website. Once you have Downloaded the Folder.  You will need to Extract All. Once it has been Extracted, Go Back and Follow Along to the Tutorial to Place Anchor Point Guides, Install Brushes or Open Swatch Libraries.

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

17 BRUSH LIBRARIES WHICH INCLUDE 200 ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES
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Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink to Mimic Paper Bleed and Caffeine. Includes our Cartoon Brushes 1 + 2. Designed to be be a little less stiff with your vector art. These are great to use along with our Texture packs to get a distressed look to your artwork.
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200 Brushes for you to use in Adobe Illustrator. Follow Along to the Tutorials on the Website or YouTube. Our 17 Brush Sets are designed for Cartoonists and Illustrators who are looking to speed up their workflows.
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Hand Painted + Fine Line Marker Sets to get a lived in feel back into your Vector Art. Hand Painted + Fine Line Marker are actually painted based on some of my favorite artists and cartoonists. These are designed to look ready for the Sunday Paper.
DOWNLOAD + INSTALL

ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

CARTOON BRUSHES $19

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

200 ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES + TUTORIAL RESOURCES
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200 Brushes for Adobe Illustrator includes Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink to Mimic Paper Bleed and Caffeine. Includes our Cartoon Brushes and Hand-Painted Brushes Sets. Designed to be be a little less stiff with your vector art.
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Follow Along to 50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials and Challenges on the Website and YouTube. Includes our 200 Illustrator Brushes for you to use in Adobe Illustrator with the Tutorials or Your Own Artwork. Folder Contains Resources for 50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials.
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Many of you are jumping over from YouTube looking to Follow Along to the Step by Step Adobe Illustrator Tutorials with the Brushes and Resource Folder. Resource Folder Includes Anchor Point Guides and Swatches to Follow Along to 50 Tutorials on YouTube and Website.
BRUSHES + RESOURCES

ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

BRUSHES W/ RESOURCES $19

INDIVIDUAL UNIT BLOCKS

TOOL-BASED WORKFLOWS + PRO SERIES
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Advanced Coloring Library is our Full-Length Pen Tool Tutorials and Challenges to walk a new learner through the more complicated steps of multiple Color and Values Layers. View Curriculum
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We are focusing on our Tablet Series with the Blob Brush and Pencil Tools. The Pencil Tool is my go to tool for the Tablet. It allows for speed, but also offers more control than the Blob Brush which we will use along with the Tablet Pressure Settings. View Curriculum
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We will be still building out in a Step by Step Format for those of you who are new to Building and using the Shape and Type Tools. Most of our attention will be in the Appearance Panel, Applying and Layering Multiple Effects to get professional results. View Curriculum

RESOURCES + BRUSHES

ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES + RESOURCES TO FOLLOW ALONG
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200 Brushes for you to use in Adobe Illustrator. Includes Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink to Mimic Paper Bleed and Caffeine. Includes our Cartoon Brushes and Hand-Painted Brushes Sets.
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Follow Along to 50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials and Challenges on the Website and YouTube. Includes our 200 Illustrator Brushes for you to use in Adobe Illustrator with the Tutorials or Your Own Artwork.
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Many of you are jumping over from YouTube looking to Follow Along to the Tutorials with the Brushes and Resource Folder. Folder Includes Anchor Point Guides and Swatches to Follow Along on YouTube.
BRUSHES + RESOURCES

TUTORIAL RESOURCES

BRUSHES W/ RESOURCES

ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM

100 FULL-LENGTH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR LEARNING MODULES
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Active Learning is our Retention Model for those of you who like to Follow Along to our Step by step Tutorials. Our Premium + Resources has the Full-Length Tutorials for you to go through on Teachable, but they are formatted in our Workflow to teach you our Tool-Based Workflows.
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We have 100+ Step by Step Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows in Premium Plus which is getting close to 100 Hours on Teachable. Premium includes our Active Learning Tool-Based Workflows, Challenges and Pro Series Tutorials. 
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Includes 100 Full-Length Learning Modules, Tool-Based Workflows and Pro Series. Includes 200 Brushes, Texture Packs, Anchor Point Guides, Tablet Friendly Guides and Tutorial Resources. (Follow Along on Teachable) SAVE $60
ACTIVE LEARNING

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HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG

NEW VISITOR GUIDE TO FOLLOWING ALONG

ACTIVE CURRICULUM

TIP #1: Welcome to our Website if you are a New Subscriber to our YouTube Channel. The first thing to note is that everything is in a Step by Step format in our Active Learning Curriculum. I would plan 30 Minutes to an Hour per lesson. If you are New, I recommend Following Along to Full-Length Content.

2-SCREEN APPROACH

TIP #2:  I recommend a 2-Screen Approach to Viewing and Following Along. Most of the videos are Formatted to be on a Smaller Screen. This will also prevent you from Pausing and Toggling Back and Forth between YouTube and Illustrator. It will also prevent Shrinking your Screen to View Both at the same Time. Have Illustrator BIG.

JASON TROUBLESHOOTING

TIP #3:  If you are Following Along on the Website, you already know that I have some Screenshots and Adobe Settings that are not on YouTube. I would also Recommend Turning on your Tool Tips (Preferences - General Settings). Last Tips is to be patient, Illustrator is a little awkward in the Beginning. ( "Art is Fun" )

HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG

GUIDE TO FOLLOWING ALONG ON TEACHABLE

ACTIVE CURRICULUM

TIP #1: Welcome if you are New to Teachable. The first thing to note is that everything is in a Full-Length Step by Step Format in our Active Learning Curriculum. I would plan 30 Minutes to an Hour per Lesson. Some of our Advanced Coloring Lessons are a little bit Longer since we are adding Multiple Color and Value Layers.

2-SCREEN APPROACH

TIP #2:  I recommend a 2-Screen Approach to Viewing and Following Along. Most of the videos are Formatted to be on a Smaller Screen. This will also prevent you from Pausing and Toggling Back and Forth between Teachable and Illustrator. It will also prevent Shrinking your Screen to View Both at the same Time. Have Illustrator BIG.

JASON TROUBLESHOOTING

TIP #3: The Thumbnails on Teachable are arranged by Build Tools as well as from Easiest to More Challenging. I would also Recommend Turning on your Tool Tips (Preferences - General Settings). Last Tip is to be patient, Illustrator is a little awkward in the Beginning. ( "Remember Art is Fun" )
FOLLOW ALONG

ACTIVE LEARNING

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Top notch video as usual man. Cheers!Made by Mighty
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your tutorials. It’s one think to draw on paper, yet another to create artwork directly in Illustrator and yet again a completely different game to take hand drawn work into Illustrator. You’ve managed to make this process make sense and again, I thank you for your video tutorials, they’ve been a real godsend.jeremy rozen
First time dive into Illustrator. This was great, learned a ton! ThanksPhilippe Lachenal
awesome tutorial.I have finally completed my first illustrator project!!!Thank you.Pirata Loco
I appreciate your videos. I have been an illustrator user for years and have my own ways of doing things. It’s great to see other ways of using tools and learning tricks I didn’t know were available! It’s also good to see you doing the same thing as me in other instances, confirming I’m on the right track!Andy Zenz
THANK YOU THIS IS MY FIRST DRAW THANK YOU FOR EXPLANING VERY WELL :DJonathan Juarez
Awesome tutorial! I don’t think I’ve picked up something so easily from someone who knows what they are doing. I managed to draw my first vector art and it was a joy! Great work keep it up!blitz145
Very clear and easy tutorial, indeed. Thank you so much! I’ve learned a lot through this clip.Hailie Burgess
thanks dude your tutorials really helped a beginner like me, keep up the awesome work!!!Giovani Linton
Love your video thanks so much. you blow Lynda.com out of the water!!!!Steve Yensel
A hero amongst artists 🙂 perfect. Thank you!Payton Pellitteri
Brilliant video. So much great info packed in here. I’m just getting started drawing cartoons with my Wacom tablet, and this was a huge help. Thumbs up and thanks!Dorian Staten
Wow Thanks Jason…was really struggling with making images with basic shapes. Your tutorial is helping me out!!Kishor Rajani
thanks a lot you are really one of my favorites, I like the steps you give us, and I’m so thankful for that effort you do for helping us :)Wessam Lotfi
Thank you so much man, I loved the way you explain this, I spent days looking for a good tutorial vid, thanks a lot, gonna keep watching your videos!!!Karel Marccenaro
Wow and wow. Your tutorials are just fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing these. I had always wondered how someone got such lovely inked lines for a drawing in illustrator. Keep up the great workJason Crawford
These tutorials are amazing. Just started using illustrator and really glad I found your channel. The only videos that explain everything step by stepAida Stan
Jason, thank you for the amazing tutorials. Very elegant and rational art style and workflow! I’ll probably go and watch every single tutorial.

Also thank you for sharing your brushes and sketches. Very useful resources!Riste Sekuloski

keep it buddy, u make good tutorial for a beginner like me. so pls. make more of it. thks its so helpfullDORMAN
You are definitely one of the best teachers I’ve found dealing with start to finish creative process. Great work!!!Jasen Fisher
Thank you loads! Compared to other tutorials, yours are just really well-explained and easy-to-follow. Can totally see that you’ve got a passion for what you’re doing and that’s just wonderful! 🙂 Keep it up, you’re doing an amazing job. Yulia Kachurova