Sunday, September 20, 2015

Learning Adobe Illustrator

Recently, I have learning how to draw and design graphics in Adobe Illustrator. Graphic design was my first priority in study at school in my college days. I could cut and paste, and there you have it, it was a long time ago. But over the years, though I finished school with a degree in Painting and drawing, I have never left my desire to design. SO an opportunity came up when I was surfing the web and found If you don't know about it, Minted is a stationery company that uses crowdsourcing to find artists for their designs. Artists display their digital work to be judged by their peers and anyone who will vote on the platform. I was overwhelmed with the idea that I too could possibly design cards for a company and/or for my own business. I went to a meet-up and met some other minted artists who shared with me their own journeys and how they learned to apply themselves in this field. A really nice person told me about This led to me finding SKILLSHARE and CREATIVELIVE and numerous other sites. I have been taking classes though these sites and have become a member of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Here I have access on my computer to create design, illustrate and make graphics for print and production of other products, by using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other applications.

Madison is my daughter and I made this for her.

Here is an example of something I completed for a course I took over at SKILLSHARE. The class is called Learn to Draw Digitally, Create Cute Drawings using Basic Shapes. This class is taught by Shelley Sequinot. She has a company called Iminkpressed. This class is wonderful and teaches you great steps to drawing in Adobe Illustrator. 

I am so excited to share this with you. I have been waiting for years for this journey of mine in the arts to make sense. It feels right to be learning all this. I feel really lucky to have found that all this available online.

1 comment:

  1. Do you have Ms. Traveling Chicken? Just wondering where she is and when her next post will appear. : )