Minimalist Illustration: What, Why, How?
Session Leaders: David Nuff
Created By: David Nuff
You can say a lot with a little.
But maybe I should say more in this particular case, so here's more:
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Come learn how to draw very simple vectors! People, places and things can all be reduced to, like, 3 rectangles and a triangle.
During the 2014 World Cup, I made a bunch of faceless illustrations of players from each country. The goal was to make them recognisable while stripping away as much information as possible. I learned a lot from that one project and I'd like to share those lessons with you.
We'll be looking at two main principles: abstraction (turning something specific into something slightly less specific) and reduction (identifying essential things and stripping away nonessential ones).
We'll also look at some useful tools: the pathfinder, shape builder, pen tool, width tool, anchor point tool and some tilde key madness.
(PS: If you're into this sort of thing and want more, I have a (very very bad) Skillshare class on Minimalist Landmarks and am working on a second one on Minimalist Portraits. Maybe wait for the second one?)