Creating your own vector art in software applications.
Vector art beginners can benefit from starting with the wireframe of a drawing before fleshing out the illustration. It’s like a house: If the walls aren’t built correctly, the front door may not open, no matter how brightly painted it is.
For aspiring artists looking to make vector artwork, here are examples of illustration in the vector format to draw inspiration from:
Orlando Arocena: Arocena’s creation of the artwork for the 2019 Dumbo’s theatrical release poster is an excellent step-by-step overview of how a skilled illustrator can create an iconic image using vectors.
Susanne Paschke: Paschke’s artwork is notable for the level of complexity and detail in the paths she creates with her digital art.
Cristiano Siqueira: Siqueira’s work is dynamic and created to work well with imagery surrounding athletes and sports competitions.
Helen Huang: With an emphasis on creating beautiful illustrations for children’s books, Huang creates clean vector characters and landscapes.
Don’t forget to study up and practice your drawing fundamentals, but don’t shy away from breaking the rules: “There aren’t any hard and fast dos and don’ts,” says art director Dylan Todd, “but I do think that you need to have a good base in the fundamentals before you start trying to break rules.”
“You need to have a good base in the fundamentals before you start trying to break rules.”
Learning the basics of Illustrator can be a great place to start mastering the fundamentals before flexing your creative muscles with vector art. Begin exploring how this platform enables illustrators to create beautiful, functional artwork that can stand alone or enhance graphic designs.