From the monthly archives: November 2012

I had never used Illustrator before today and I noticed someone using it on Instagram for the first time the other day and said she taught herself via YouTube to be able to use it.

So I decided to give it a go, and after watching a few 10min tutorials I gave it a go.

I used a picture my friend Kristy Cullum drew and set to work with my first time using Illustrator.

Below are the stages of my venture into my 1st attempt, starting with the original drawing on the left, then my trace in the next photo, then with colour, then the next two photos are pretty similar, but the one on the end has fully weighted lines and the other has only partially weighted lines.

It took me around 3 hours all in all, but I’m quite happy with it for my 1st go.