Make a Fantasy Weapon

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Learn how to turn your doodles into fully realized vector art! Follow along as we take a simple sketch into Adobe Illustrator and step-by-step make a beautiful weapon right out of your favourite fantasy world. Great for learning how to work with shapes, colours and gradients.

What You'll learn

  • A start to finish process for creating a detailed vector illustration
  • How to creating a sketch from gathered inspiration
  • A variety of methods for creating the exact shapes you want
  • How to move from greyscale to colour to make sure you have a good sense of contrast
  • How gradients and other effects can be used to create very dynamic lighting

Assignment

Take a sketch of your imagined (or not) fantasy weapon into Adobe Illustrator and make a beautiful piece of vector art!

    Resources

    Music: square3 by airtone


    About the teacher

    Hayden Aube is a designer-turned-illustrator with an obsession for how we learn. Having made many big transitions in his life and career, Hayden now channels his time into helping other artists get where they want to be. This means tutorials, coaching and several community-based initiatives. To stay sharp, Hayden maintains a freelance illustration business, creates a variety of personal projects and is always enrolled in an online or in-person course himself.