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What You’ll Be Creating In the previous parts of the series we learned how to tame the pencil and mastered hand-eye coordination . I hope I gave you enough time to practice these lessons! Today I’ll present you with a series of exercises that are a continuation of the topic, and for some of you it may just be the start of “true drawing”—creating things instead of redrawing them. I’ve explained the philosophy and mechanism of drawing from imagination in this article , so here we’ll go straight to the meat. Before starting the lesson, make sure you have read the article and practiced the previous exercises long enough! What There Is to Learn Let’s define our goal before starting the exercises. Please read the comment I got under the Stage 2 tutorial: I cannot draw , I really can’t but this exercises are easy for me. I can draw 10 lines of same length and some dots in equal distance and can’t imagine someone who may find them hard. This is very interesting, isn’t it? He can’t draw, but actually he can. The problem here is about definition. We’ve already divided the skill of drawing into four stages, here presented in a simplified way: Drawing—making marks Drawing—controlling the marks Drawing—creating marks resembling real things Drawing—creating marks resembling real things in an unreal way They’re all about being able to draw, but each of them is based on a completely different set of skills. Two people saying “I can’t draw” may have two different things in mind, and they also may need different exercises to overcome their problems. The first two stages are technical ones. They’re not about imagination or creativity, …
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How to Learn to Draw: Stage 3, Visual Database
Bounty Hunter (Star Wars fanart) Design by Juan Manuel Orozco. It’s nearly impossible to walk into a clothing store and not see a plethora of designs on the apparel being sold. Whether you’re aiming to design for a specific company or brand, or license your work as a freelancer, knowing what it takes to be an apparel designer is crucial for your career to be successful.
One of the most rewarding feelings of writing for Tuts+ is the feeling of educating others. More specifically, it’s the feeling of teaching others how to learn a new skill such that they can apply it in their current field of work or, in some cases, venture into a new career (perhaps one that they’ve always wanted). But writing can be a challenge. Trying to determine what to write is one thing, but trying to figure out the best way to actually present that content is an entirely new challenge. For the last few years, I’ve been writing for Tuts+, producing courses, and even editing articles. To that end, I thought it might be a good idea to share what I’ve found makes for compelling content as a Tuts+ instructor. If you’re someone who’s been writing for a long time but seem to be suffering from writer’s block, or if you’re someone who’s interested in writing for us but aren’t sure where to start, then this article is geared specifically towards you. By the end of this article, you should have some idea as to how you can move forward with new content, and perhaps even have a few different strategies for actually producing said content. So with that said, let’s take a look at some things that we can do in order to brainstorm ideas…
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How to Write High Quality Content for Tuts+
Love the infinitely scalable? Well, you too can achieve remarkable designs by creating your own versatile brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed bullet chain pattern brush and how to create a nice illustration using it in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating At some point in our lives, every artist keeps a sketchbook. Whether you’re more of a doodler or have a knack for fabulous detail, journals are a great resource to get out all your creative energy! We want you to join us in having fun with this project, using everyday things you already have around the house. I and some other great instructors will help steer the way by picking exciting challenges for you to tackle, but we do want you to feel free in letting your imagination run wild!
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed cigarette pattern brush and how to use it to make a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
What is design theory and how can you put it to work for you? I’ll cover the design principles that propel good design to great design. Superficial instruction, where you’re simply told what to do to get a specific result has its place, but you won’t find any of that here—only principles squarely aimed at applying design fundamentals to increase the effectiveness of your work. Take a look.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple darts arrow illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
Adobe products are synonymous with the design and illustration world. They can, however, be expensive for designers, whether professional or not.