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Vector Illustration 1: Drawing Dogs & Animals

——   Created by Brian White

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Learn how to quickly draw dog portraits in illustrator using only a mouse and pen tool. Learn techniques to break up a portrait into visible color patterns to create depth yet keeping a simplistic style. Use the pen tool to snap, cut, and quickly flush out your portrait. 

This class dives right into:

1. How to setup the file to make it easy on you. Live look at dog vector illustrations, how they are built, and getting a sense of style and detail. Also we take a look at other illustrations I have done.

2. Drawing the nose - it's a focal point! 

3. Drawing the eyes to have soul. Last part of video has a speed build to watch for. 

4. Drawing an ear with punch techniques and detailed areas using the pathfinder tool.

5. (speed) Drawing the mouth - how much slobber do you really need?

6. (speed) Drawing the fur. I've sped up this group of videos so it's fun and fast to watch but also gives you the tips and tricks during the process.

7. Final - Dropping the illustration into a live working packaging project for real life results!

8. (speed) EXTRA VIDEO: Speed build for fun to watch on a darker colored dog. 


The course project

Draw an animal! It's that simple. Post it up for us to see! Whether it's more simplistic, rounded, or on an ipad, please share your drawings with the class.

8 Lessons

10 mins
Setup and Matching Styles
19 mins
The Nose
17 mins
The Eyes
9 mins
The Ear
5 mins
The Mouth
5 mins
The Fur
4 mins
The Finish
3 mins
Bonus Video: Speed Building

About the instructor

Brian  White
Brian White
  • 5 courses

Brian is the creative director of Brian White Design in Lawrence. He directs the studio’s strategic and creative growth while also serving as senior designer …

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