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Learning by the Pen

Flowers in a Vase Pen Exercise 09-01-16

 

So as I writer, I thought I knew everything about the pen.  Opened up Adobe Illustrator to find out that I knew nothing about this pen.

The flowers and vase on the right was created entirely with the pen tool.  The shading of the background and vase were formulated using the gradient tool.

The vase was a very special learning experience because I had used gradient before in other programs.  However, the vase’s glow was created by using the tool Mesh Tool from the toolbar.  Simply clicking around the vase will highlight the area selected.

The flowers were highlighted by changing the opacity of each petal to draw colors and shape from the petals behind it.

 

 

The Horned Frog logo down below was traced with the Pen tool from Adobe Illustrator as well.

Tracing Horned Frog with Pen Tool 09-01-16

 

 

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