0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2017 5:37 PM by Janet L Stoppee

    Learning About Draw

    Janet L Stoppee Level 1

      Our fellow digital artists have been our Adobe Draw inspirations. So have the instructors who are educating artists on the Draw mobile app. Both Adobe Illustrator vector graphic artists, Brian Yap and Robert Generette wanted to draw on their iPad rather than being tied to their desks. Starting with Adobe Ideas, now Draw, they pioneered using the vector mobile app to create their captivating visuals. They each share their processes in various presentations, which really helped us to learn how to use Draw to the fullest. Draw has an added benefit of being able to export the file to Illustrator or Photoshop. So the project which starts on an iPad can be enhanced and modified with the desktop apps. Both Brian and Robert use cartooning ink line styles, while pulling from their years of expertise with print production. The mobile environment gives an artist the creative freedom to draw from life, much like using a digital sketchbook. Our illustration is taken from a photo reference that our then eight year old friend, Monica, captured of us with our iPad’s camera feature. Turning this photo into a vector illustration was quite a learning journey. What Yap and Generette taught us was the importance of the beginning with a rough line sketch. It’s part of the workflow “language” of cartooning, The line work, shading, and highlighting tells the cartoonist’s story. It directs the viewer’s eye through the composition. This is a first project for us, using this style, workflow, and techniques. Now that we have been through the initial learning process, we can better see how to interpret future subjects into vector art. As with many of the tools Adobe provides, Draw, as a vector cartoon-like medium, is a growth-oriented experience. With one Draw project under our belts, we are anxious to try a few more and invite you to do the same.

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