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Illustrator: How to use the pentool

Before I get into creating a full illustrator tutorial, I need to first make a basic guide on how to use the pentool. This is essential for creating a vector base illustration. Plus I tend to ink my vector illustrations using this tool, and if you don’t know how to use it, my tutorial will just go over your head. :’D Once you know how to use it, then you will be able to ink your own illustrations. 🙂

Remember to use layers to keep your objects in the right place. You don’t want want one of your illustration’s eyes, for example under the head where it can’t be seen. Command (Control for PC) + Shift “[” or “]” or Command (Control) [ or ] will be your best friend.

First off, you need something to trace. In my case, my fugly sketch of my reaper bunny. If you don’t have a sketch, grab any picture with an easy shape to trace.

Reaper Bunny sketch

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