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.

5 thoughts on “Live Vector Cartooning & Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

  1. Excellent point on the use of the blob tool! I personally use a round tip, pressure-sensitive brush for the same effect – then, when I’m COMPLETELY finished – I convert the line to shape. Makes editing SUPER easy with minimal points.

    you’re way works well, too (definitely more control, but a hair more time-consuming) You do great work!

    1. Yeah I am just too particular about my paths to use the brush tools. They’ve never satisfied me, but I guess I could give them some more time and experimentation.

      Thanks for the compliments!

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