Review: Drawing Software – What Should I Use?

2009 Software Reviews for Drawing

I’ve received a few questions in regards to drawing methods and software, and what programs I’d recommend. Before some of you run off, thinking that this post is going to turn into an infomercial or a shill session, take note that some of the software I’ve linked to is actually open-source and won’t cost you a thing. Here’s some of the programs I recommend. Continue reading

Drawing Tutorial: Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial

Here’s a tutorial on the basics of Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool. The pen tool is probably the most essential device used in any vector based illustration/drawing software. You could get away with using brushes or pencils, but the pen tool allows you the most efficient control over your linework. Continue reading