GD1: Illustrator Portrait

Now that you have developed some pen tool skills, you are going to practice creating a portrait illustration. We will begin by all doing the same portrait. For the next assignment you will do your own unique portrait.

Requirements:


1. Download the photo from this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxazpb656e693w5/John%20lennon.jpg?dl=0

2. Make a new file 12 x18 in portrait mode saved as A1_lennon_yourname.pdf

3. Follow the steps provided below to complete your portrait illustration.

Here are student portrait examples from years past:








Here are the steps to follow:










Here is an example of an original reference photo and a final illustration: (while the steps above do not use curved shapes, feel free to use curves if you prefer that look)

Here is an alternative way to draw a vector portrait

if you like this type of look:


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