Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Whenever I have some free time at work, I’ve been teaching myself how to use Adobe Illustrator. I doubt that I will ever use it for more than doing cyber doodles, but it’s nice just be learning some new tricks. We also have a drawing tablet and one of those electronic pens at work, but I haven’t used those yet. The pictures that I’m posting were “drawn” freehand, using the mouse (which isn’t easy). This first drawing is something of a self portrait. It was the first piece I completed in Illustrator.

frank

This is Frankenstein’s Monster. It is the second piece I completed in Illustrator (although I started and deleted a few others before finishing this one).

toon-bats

Of the pieces I’ve completed, I like this Batman one the least. It was the third one to be completed, but I think it actually looks rougher than the others.

toon-hulk

I decided to do a close up of the Hulk for my fourth piece. I really like how most of it turned out, especially the mouth.

luke cage 2

Luke Cage is my most recent Illustrator project, and I think the best as far as execution. As you can see, I don’t have problems with faces, but I’ve been really uncertain about drawing bodies. I’ve tried few, but working with the mouse was too difficult.

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One Response to “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”

  1. EGGmockradio Says:

    Reminds me of days I doodled on mario paint on the SNES. I was never that talented. And believe me, with a mouse, that is some dang decent work, Mr. MoFo.

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