I just posted this screencast video on YouTube where I critique vector art created by a beginner Adobe Illustrator user. These critiques apply to any vector art software.
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.
Check out the illustrated Cleveland skyline artwork I created for Cleveland, Ohio traveler & visitor’s bureau Positively Cleveland, used here as the “bumpers” in this promo video for Cleveland Indians Snow Days.
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.
This cartoon octopus character was created for a client developing a new baby product to help with diaper rash.
Believe it or not, I had not drawn a cartoon octopus until this project, so I was looking forward to it. I will say that I underestimated the amount of work all those tentacles and suckers were.