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I discovered a great new way to learn Adobe Illustrator last week with Jason Secrest's website. I've learned some new tricks for working with a Wacom Tablet and Illustrator's pencil tool that I'm sure you're going to like.
I recommend that you look over Jason's website and be sure to subscribe to all the resources that he uses in his tutorials. That will make doing these small projects much easier to accomplish.
Below is a video that explains how he uses the pencil tool to create wonderful cartoon-like drawings using the pencil tool. In order to access the settings that he's using you will need to double-click on the pencil tool itself in the toolbar. I would recommend watching this video in the YouTube environment - it will allow you to go full screen and see things better. The URL for the project we'll be working with today can be found here.
I've attached a simple drawing that you can use to try these techniques out.
This is the file he's using of the muffin man.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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