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Vector illustration tip – keep a cool head

Mastering vector illustration is not an easy task. Especially if you are not very familiar with Adobe Illustrator or vector art file formats like .eps and .ai.

Rest assured that skill and creativity get you only so far these days. To take projects to their finish line, you got to keep your head cool when the pressure begins to build. Tight timelines, and the frustrations of navigating an ambitious piece of software like Adobe Illustrator can be daunting.

Move at the pace that your particular task requires. Ask questions. Take risks and you’ll find yourself stumbling into some very creative discoveries. Luck also plays a part. And always remember one very important thing:

“ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR WILL ALLOW YOU TO TAKE THINGS WHERE YOU NEED TO GO, BUT MULTIPLE UNDOS CAN REVERSE YOU TO ANY POINT IN TIME TO CHOOSE ANOTHER PATH”.

(Or in the case of vector artists – to draw another path) ……. : )

Be patient and keep your stress level low. The best work comes when you reach a state of comfort with the software. It will come.

SockMonkee | Midnight Snack



SockMonkee | Midnight Snack, originally uploaded by sockmonkee.

Another character / scenery study by the one and only SockMonkey. See more of his work here.

Fire Engine “S” by Bubblefriends



Fireengine_S, originally uploaded by bubblefriends.

It’s no secret that we are huge friends of “bubblefriends”. And we don’t care who knows it. Love this.

“Illustration I did for a collab some months ago. Every artist gets one alphabetic character to work with. Here is my S.”

Vector illustration – DC Inferno

Just how bad is it? Well, I’ve learned never to ask questions that I did not want to learn the answers to. But it seems as though Washington is certainly “feeling the heat” these days. That’s where the inspiration for this illustration has come from (DC Inferno). Pray for rain. Lots of it.