Fun with Illustrator

Posted by Derek
Mar 20 2011

One of my college instructors loaned me her Wacom Intuos 3 tablet over spring break with the directions: “Figure out how to use it, then show me.” Uh… Okay!

Next semester is when I plan to take Vector Graphics (the Illustrator course) but I figured — I bought CS5 Design Premium with the new laptop (go go student discounts), I might as well give it a try.

Using this page on mozilla links as a visual reference, I muddled through the program and produced this in the course of about… 8 hours:

I’m not an artist, and it shows, but for a first-ever attempt I’m pretty proud of myself.

3 Responses

  1. Derek says:

    I’d like to share a conversation my brother and I had regarding this:

    bro) it’s a vulpine
    that happens to be blue

    me) what where
    it’s supposed to be a fire truck F—-

    bro) You oopsed.

    me) Maybe it needs more fire engine red
    just so it’s more obvious what it’s supposed to be

    bro) needs more truck

  2. Carrie Clevenger says:

    Okay, I love it. Great image. It’s awesome to make your own recognizable logo.

  3. Derek says:

    Thanks! I’ve actually created a different one, which (while it also needs some finer detail work) I’d like to integrate into a new site design at some point:

    Blue Vulpine Logo