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Design Illustrator Foundations How to Draw in Illustrator The Pencil Tool

lihaoquan
lihaoquan
12,045 Points

Drawing process in Adobe Illustrator

When drawing an item, e.g Spaceman from the video : Illustrator Foundations, how should I approach the drawing? Do I start with the thick outline first ( The spaceman's body/uniform ) , or the small little dots and folds ( Folds on the spaceman's uniform and some dots )? What is the best practice in completing such a drawing?

1 Answer

I think it's personal preference. I like to do the the 'body' part then the details. This way I can adjust the details based on the overall looking I'm aiming for.

You could also do each on a separate layer and only view the one you're currently working on. It would be like doing each piece first, so to speak.

lihaoquan
lihaoquan
12,045 Points

Thanks! I'll definiely try it.