Illustrator night class - week 2

We covered some new stuff this week and I came out with some things I think are pretty cool :-) Two stuffed olives, drawn in IllustratorGradient Meshes are an automated way of taking an object like an eclipse and giving it some points to play with 3D type fills. The end result looks quite airbrushed. You could get very detailed if you wanted to, but I just started with some basic points and fills and came up with some stuffed olives!

Drawing of a toy rabbitThen we moved onto brushes which was cool. I'd heard great things about Illustrator brushes, and you can indeed come up with some very cool techniques. I ended up drawing a toy rabbit that had been left behind in the snow and gotten dirty (playing with the splatter brushes!). It was all drawn freehand with a mouse which is rather tricky...

Next week we're drawing a glass of red wine - exciting!