Nimaru's Fan Art Tutorial – Part 2: Vector Tracing

Part two of my fanart tutorial.

Program used is Adobe Illustrator though Inkscape is a free alternative and the techniques should mostly translate. Note that most of what you see here is done with the mouse and not the pen tool.

Topics in this video:

* 4 different methods for “inking” a sketch or drawing
* Demonstration and comparison of 3 different types of vector tracing
* Detailed tutorial on how to use Illustrator’s pen tool

It’s a bit long, but it’s fairly complete and will well equip you to be able to make great artwork from your initial sketches. Best of all, you don’t need a tablet, only a mouse, to do all of this.

By the way, I hoped that Hasbro would be willing to give me explicit permission to do fan art videos, but they couldnt. Cest la vie. That’s why I’m now using my custom characters for these videos since you can’t copyright an art style.

Anyway, the character here is NOT Celestia. It’s my representation of what her mother would look like. Her name is Tau Sunflare (which is an anagram of someone you know 🙂

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