On this project I had to draw my face using a photo as my starting point. I had to draw it all the way from zero. So I used the Pen tool, shapes, colors and transparencies modes to create highlights, shadows and a mid-tone. Then I colored different options using the swatches library and the recolor artwork tool.

At the class after this one, I learned that Illustrator can actually trace an image or photo for you. But using the Trace panel was not allowed for this homework, which was good because I developed my pen tool drawing skills a bit more (it’s still bad, I know… but its slowly getting better 😉 )

After drawing, we had to create some posters applying different colors to them.

And this is what I got after coloring:


Illustrator is a lot of fun. But needs loooooooooots of patience when we are learning 😉