August 14, 2013
On the Adobe Illustrator Facebook Page, we have been featuring Fan Fridays each week where we showcase four pieces of work submitted by fans of the page. Each week one illustration receives more positive feedback along with many requests for a tutorial. That was certainly the case for this portrait we featured by Estonian-based designer Madis Põldsaar:
We reached out Madis for a tutorial of how he created the work, and he was kind enough to create one so all of you can be inspired and try something new. His tutorial is below. Also, be sure to check his site to see more of his work on Behance.
Want to submit your work for Fan Friday? Head to the Illustrator Facebook page and submit your work to us via Facebook Messenger.
Note: you can download the brush referenced below by Madis on DeviantArt. Big thanks to Swedish artist jimro for sharing this brush.
April 19, 2012
In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I created a Day of the Dead inspired portrait with Adobe Illustrator CS5. Along the way I’ll be using a variety of different sources to obtain color palettes, using a selection of brushes and many other quick tips you can use in future projects.
I’m going to be using a stock image as a base which is from the talented Claire Jones, a stock artist I’ve used a lot in my previous illustrations and a pleasure to collaborate with for today’s tutorial.
Without further ado, let’s get on with creating our vector portrait!