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Designing an Action Composition in Illustrator
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Released May 16, 2015
Marcus Kiser

Guest Tutor

Marcus Kiser
In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll create a vector character with an action pose using brush tool and pen tool. In this tutorial we'll combine the use simple lines and paths to create a 2D action character composition with layers.

By the end of this Illustrator training you'll have the understanding of drawing action compositions with Adobe Illustrator just by using the brush and pen tools.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:47
Sketching our base layer
2

Sketching our base layer

 
10:21
Creating our ink layer
3

Creating our ink layer

 
09:15
Outlining and digital inking
4

Outlining and digital inking

 
10:26
Designing the right arm and hand
5

Designing the right arm and hand

 
09:01
Executing the left arm
6

Executing the left arm

 
09:24
Producing upper body shadow detail
7

Producing upper body shadow detail

 
09:12
Producing the mask
8

Producing the mask

 
08:17
Defining the mask
9

Defining the mask

 
08:54
Forming the upper legs
10

Forming the upper legs

 
08:00
Constructing the sneakers
11

Constructing the sneakers

 
07:57
Customizing the front sneaker
12

Customizing the front sneaker

 
09:57
Advancing the back leg and sneaker
13

Advancing the back leg and sneaker

 
09:07
Creating our weapon
14

Creating our weapon

 
07:59
Flat coloring using paths
15

Flat coloring using paths

 
08:16
Adding midtones
16

Adding midtones

 
09:36
Implementing the background and underlay
17

Implementing the background and underlay

 
08:40
Completing the final elements
18

Completing the final elements

 
09:00