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Vector Illustration for Beginners

A course by Aarón Martínez
Illustrator and 3D Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015
, Illustrator and 3D Designer

Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 22636 students

Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator

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Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 22636 students
  • 36 lessons (8h 3m)
  • 15 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 12/09/2020


For Aarón Martínez, illustrator and designer specialized in character creation, simplicity is not the enemy of personality. In fact, his portfolio is overflowing with amazing projects that prove it. Using basic shapes, meticulous line work and fun color schemes, he's developed a personal style that has won over big-name brands like Apple, Domino's Pizza, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, and many more.

While he focused on the three-dimensional universe in his previous courses, 3D illustration with Cinema 4D and Design of Characters in Cinema 4D: from the Sketch to 3D Printing, in this one, he teaches you the basics of vector illustration and how to master the tools in Adobe Illustrator to create stunning illustrations.

If you're new to vector graphics and want to learn how to create them in Illustrator, Aarón teaches you how to use the program from scratch in his course Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.

How do you want to learn?

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Enjoy learning from home at your own pace with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own schedule.
Start whenever you want
At your own pace
Unlimited access forever
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36 lessons (8h 3m)
15 additional resources
$9.99USD
83% Disc. $59.99USD
RECOMMENDED
Mentored course
Get guaranteed feedback from Aarón Martínez and learn in a small group of fellow students with a 4-week suggested schedule.
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4 weeks of guided learning
Start whenever you want
At your own pace
Unlimited access forever
Certificate upon course completion
Community forum
36 lessons (8h 3m)
15 additional resources
$99USD

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Interface
  • U3
    U3. Pathfinder and color
  • U4
    U4. Creation of complex elements
  • U5
    U5. Composition
  • U6
    U6. Illustrated identity
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet your teacher for the course, Aarón Martínez. He tells you about his work and the influences that have shaped his style before giving you an introduction to Illustrator—the leading digital illustration software on the market.

Discover what artboards are and explore the program's main tools and features. Aarón then teaches you how to work with geometric shapes, the building blocks for your first illustrations.

Move on to working with text and learn to bend shapes into curves to create custom letters loaded with personality.

Discover the Pathfinder tool, a must-have for digital illustration, and see how to use it to cut and join paths. Then, find out how to brighten up your designs with both solid colors and gradients.

Once you've got the hang of the tools, get some practice by designing everyday objects like food, animals, and even people.

Wrap up the course by composing an entire piece and bring it to life with the perfect color palette.

What is this course's project?

Design a‌‌‌‌‌‌ visual identity for a brand using the vector illustration tools and techniques you learned throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, artists, illustrators, and anyone who wants to learn the basics of vector illustration.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required, as Aarón teaches you everything you need to know to get started in vector illustration.

The only materials you need are a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed.


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Aarón Martínez

A course by Aarón Martínez

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Illustrator and 3D Designer

Aarón Martínez is an illustrator and product designer who creates functional, yet visually stimulating art inspired by the colors, materials, and textures around him. His versatile illustration style has allowed him to create content for a wide variety of industries, from 3D characters for advertising and product design to models of cancer-detection machines.

He works as a freelance illustrator and designer for brands and agencies including Autodesk, Nexus Studios, Enormous Brands, Cisco, Grupo W, Volkswagen, Flock, Moi, BBmundo, Usbek & Rica, and History Land. When he's not designing, he teaches classes on 3D modeling and vector illustration.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Interface

    • What is Illustrator?
    • Formats and work tables
    • Toolbar
    • Text
    • Geometric forms
  • U3

    Pathfinder and color

    • Gradient
    • Color in plasta
    • Pathfinder
  • U4

    Creation of complex elements

    • Creation of everyday objects 1
    • Creation of everyday objects 2
    • Creation of everyday objects 3
    • Creating food 1
    • Creating food 2
    • Creating food 3
    • Creating animals 1
    • Creating animals 2
    • Creating animals 3
    • Creating people 1
    • Creating people 2
    • Creating people 3
  • U5

    Composition

    • References of compositions
    • Conceptualization
    • Composition
    • Color palette 1
    • Color palette 2
    • Export my files
  • U6

    Illustrated identity

    • Presentation of the identity
    • Variants 2
    • Variants 1
    • Text
    • Stroke
    • Selection of color palette
    • Conceptualization of identity
    • References of illustrated identities
  • FP

    Final project

    • Vector illustration for beginners

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  • Learn at your own pace

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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If you're a Plus or PRO member, or a student of a Mentored course, when you complete a course you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates

If you join a Mentored course, you’ll get guaranteed feedback from the teacher on all your assignments. You’ll also be a part of a small group of fellow students, meaning you’ll be able to closely interact with other creatives who are taking the course at the same time.

Mentored courses come with a suggested 4-week schedule to organize your learning journey.

Vector Illustration for Beginners. Illustration course by Aarón Martínez Best seller

Vector Illustration for Beginners

A course by Aarón Martínez
Illustrator and 3D Designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 22636 students