Ugly confession: I’ve been using Illustrator for years now but never really got the hang of using the pen tool. I never took classes so I just learned as I went along the way. I would cringe whenever someone would suggest I use the pen tool to illustrate or make typography.
Learning it is long overdue. The need for me to learn this skill was 5 years ago. I needed to learn fast.
Luckily, I found Philippa Berry Smith’s youtube channel containing links on how to use the pen tool. Out of the dozens (?) of videos I saw, hers are the ones that I found most informative and useful.
Find them here.
Will post my practice pieces in a bit. In the meantime, enjoy!Read More
My friend Missy chanced upon this video and she shared this with me. What a great educational video! Thanks TED-Ed for posting videos like these! Happy watching!