Sunday, February 8, 2015

Life is better with Friends!

illustrator drawing, sketchbook, cute dog
Life is better with FRIENDS!  (Especially the four legged kind!)  Today's sketch is a little different.  I am trying my hand at sketching directly into Adobe Illustrator.  I've been taking a few online courses in how to use Illustrator and today's sketch is one I have been working on all week.  
illustrator drawing, sketchbook, cute dog

As you can see I am still quite the beginner, but I have to admit I am really enjoying learning the processes.  

For this sketch, I did rough draft one in my actual sketchbook.  Here is what it looked like.  
illustrator drawing, sketchbook, cute dog
To transfer it into Adobe Illustrator, I drew it with the tools in Illustrator and here is what the black and white version looked like.  
illustrator drawing, sketchbook, cute dog
Then once I was able to get it to this sketch, I struggled through learning a whole lot of other magic on Illustrator that isn't easy to show, but makes this image a lot easier to place color into.  And here are a few attempts of color added to her.
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I can honestly say I learned a lot, but I also have a lot to learn in the world of digital artwork.  But it was so much fun learning.  

I would like to give credit to Tasty Tuts blog & YouTube channel for all my new knowledge.  If you are looking to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator as a beginner, I highly recommend them.  They have hours and hours of video tutorials that are awesome!  

So here is the finished product.  Hope you like her.  
illustrator drawing, sketchbook, cute dog

If you are enjoying my Sketchbook February, follow along on my Facebook page. But be sure to like, comment or share or Facebook won't show you my new posts.  I will be sharing a new sketchbook sketch daily for the entire month.  Enjoy!









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