Live Vector Cartooning & Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Working on initial vector art in Adobe Illustrator CS5 on a cartoon illustration project. Recorded live broadcast via Ustream.

I discuss (as usual) vector art workflow tips, freelancing and business thoughts and general random nerd stuff.

Download the Adobe Illustrator scripts mentioned by John Beatty in the chat during the video.

Some links to Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, which I also discussed in the video. I get these flareups occasionally when doing extended vector art, and general computer drawing with the stylus in general.

ArtCast: May 19 @ 9PM ET

I’ll be hosting another live Artcast for the Artcast Network on Wednesday May 19 at 9PM Eastern time. Stop by via your browser and watch me draw live, with an interactive chat window to ask questions.

Artcasts usually run about 2 hours, stop by for as long as you can.

You can view the video stream either by visiting the “Screening Room” page on the ArtCast Network site, my Ustream channel, or here on the blog on my Ustream page.

Totally free!

ArtCast Network

Just a quick post to let all you artists out there know about an up-and-coming new website from the amazing illustrator Dani Jones — the ArtCast Network.

Dani loves to share her extensive illustration technique knowledge via live streaming videocasts on Ustream, and decided there needed to be a website that brought together all the talented atists out there who do live streaming webcasts on Ustream or other similar sites.

I have a Ustream cartooning & illustration channel, but I am just getting started. The ArtCast website has inspired me to do much more of this, so keep an eye out for future live video stream where you can watch me sketch & draw live in Adobe Photoshop, and work on cartoon-style vector art illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. And all videos will be recorded and saved to my Ustream channel for those of you who aren’t able to watch live.

The ArtCast Network is still in the ‘under construction’ phase right now, but head on over at the link above if you are an artist and want to participate.