Creating a Realistic Still Life Scene in Illustrator

Create a realistic still life vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Required Software: Adobe Illustrator CC.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 12, 2016
Duration
2h 14m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 12, 2016
Duration
2h 14m
Description

In this course, Creating a Realistic Still Life Scene in Illustrator, you'll run through all the steps needed to create vector still life renders that are not only realistic but actually look more appealing than the original photo reference. First, you'll start by selecting a base color using the Eyedropper Tool and discuss how to implement more vibrancy into the colors you select. Next, you'll then create the base shape using the Pen Tool. Once you have generated the base shape you'll use a combination of the Gradient Annotator and the Mesh Tool to draw the light contours and dark contours of various tones. Finally, you'll look at applying shadows to each vegetable using effects such as the Gaussian Blurs. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create a realistic vector still life illustration, full of detail and vibrant color suitable for commercial and online projects alike. Required Software: Adobe Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

Simeon Elson is an inspired international commercial illustrator and graphic artist, based in London.

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Course Overview
(synthesizer music) Hi, everyone. My name is Simeon Elson, and welcome to my course: Creating a Realistic Still Life Scene in Illustrator. I am an international freelance illustrator and graphic artist based in the UK. My client list includes the likes of Microsoft, BT Diesel, and GreatCall. In this course we are going to create a realistic vector still life illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Some of the major topics we will cover include: selecting lifelike colors and blends, administering the medium and dark-skin contours, applying light-skin contours and highlights, and accurately executing the segmented slices detail. By the end of this course you'll know how to create a realistic vector still life illustration full of detail and vibrant color, suitable for commercial and online projects alike. Before beginning this course you should have an advanced level of skill in Adobe Illustrator. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn effective still life vector illustration skills with the Creating a Realistic Still Life Scene in Illustrator Course at Pluralsight.