This tutorial series will teach you how to become a caricature master using vectors. I will teach you how to use the tools available, the very simple tools in Illustrator CS6, to make some of the most awesome and eye-catching portraits ever created. You will learn how to trace the portrait using basic brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS6. This will be basis for under painting and over painting. We will also learn how to use blend brushes in a very unique and creative way. You will use them to color and enhance the features of your portrait. You will learn how to capture the essence of the portrait without gathering too much information in creating your own unique and provocative image. You will learn how to use the warp tool in creative ways. You will learn how to squash, bend, pull and push the shapes to create awesome and unique caricatures of your portrait. You will learn the power and the complexity of using symbols and shapes to create different versions of each portrait. Have fun pushing portraits to their limits!
I’m lucky enough to be working with the great team behind this site and have seen the quality of these tutorials first hand. I was so impressed, I have made a special collection of “Excellent Illustration Tutorials” which I will be adding to as the site grows.
With tuts by professional illustrators such as…
& Me! (LoungeKat)
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The good folks over at VectorTuts+ have another tutorial of mine up, zombie themed once more. It’s a banner I created earlier in the year for my good pal Johnny over at Freddy in Space and his fantastic Romero Week spectacular dedicated to all things Georgie boy. Please drop by and let me know where I can improve my technique!