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Drawing In Illustrator (The Radio Edit)

Hello All,

I’ve occasionally come across those who would like to see my method to drawing/inking in Illustrator. You see, I don’t really draw/ink on paper very well due to me having a very unsteady hand. Technology helps me realize exactly how I see the illustration in my head and… makes me actually look like I have talent. :)

Many folks don’t understand how I can literally “draw” in a software program, let alone Illustrator… which tends to have a misconception as an unfriendly drawing program. But, to that I say, “Au contrair!” -Not sure if I spelled that right, but you see what I’m getting at. Illustrator has proven to me to be THE drawing program. Each version is more user-friendly than the last. I highly recommend it and despite popular belief, there really isn’t much of a learning curve.

My method is to scan in my roughly drawn sketch, make adjustments in Photoshop, then place the art in Illustrator and go to town. This is a sped up version of that very approach. The background song is “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph.

 

 

Till next time…

David (Cali Dingo)

 

 

By CaliDingo

I am the owner/operator of California Dingo a multimedia company specializing in all things multimedia: graphic design, motion graphics, animation, website design, videography, audio engineering and more.

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