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Jorsh Peña is an illustrator based in Mexico who’s a fan of geometry and specialises in vector art. He has more than a decade of experience in illustration, and has worked with Alaska Airlines, Cartoon Network, Kindergarten, Grupo Expansión, Old Navy, Samsung, and Snapchat, among others.
Geometric Illustration for Social Media is beginner’s course by Jorsh Pena on creating a vector style avatar you can use for your social media profile picture.
This course is for beginners and introduces the basics on creating vector act. You will need to use the software Adobe Illustrator (monthly subscription) which is used in the course to follow along. The alternative software you can use is Affinity Designer (one time purchase) but the UI is different so tools will be located at different places.
The course starts with him talking about his influences and how he discovered his love for vector art.
The course teaches the basics of design sense, creating shapes and using colour. Only the tools necessary to create art are featured. This is not a complete tutorial on using Adobe Illustrator.
There are some quick lessons on creating text-based designs.
And lessons on creating textures and patterns.
The main project of this course is to create a design for an online avatar. It starts with researching and sketching out some designs, then develope that sketch into vector art.
This is how the final art looks.
One advantage of vector art is it’s possible to make different variations for your art so you’ll learn to do that as well.
The difficulty of this course is elementary so beginners should have no problems following along. All the instructions are clear and concise, the necessary tools you need are shown. It’s really a quick course to introduce you to creating vector art and the possibilities of vector art. It’s a good course for those who want to get started with creating stylised vector art.
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Price of this course is usually around US $19, but the price will vary depending on whether there are any promotion.
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