Isometric Vector Illustrations from Scratch

A course by Jorsh Peña
Illustrator. Tijuana, Mexico.
Joined June 2018
, Illustrator

Learn basic techniques to create vector compositions with Adobe Illustrator

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (237)
  • 4218 students
Isometric Vector Illustrations from Scratch

Learn basic techniques to create vector compositions with Adobe Illustrator

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (237)
  • 4218 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 49m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Working realistically with perspectives on a flat illustration is a challenge that even the best illustrators face. To help with this, isometric illustration involves a grid in the design process that simulates depth on paper.

In this course, you will learn how to create isometric vector illustrations in a vector drawing software with the help of Jorsh Peña, a Mexican illustrator specialized in this discipline, who will teach you the basic processes to create such an illustration from scratch in Adobe Illustrator. You will use a grid on which you will create a detailed vector city, paying special attention to the use of proportions, lights and shadows, and of course, to the elements’ perspective.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Isometric principles
  • U3
    U3. Creation of basic elements
  • U4
    U4. Output formats and extra tools
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start the course getting to know Jorsh, his origins, and the beginnings of his career. He will tell you how he mixed his hobbies and influences to create his personal brand, how this came to differentiate his work, and how he has been able to work around the world with recognized brands while doing different personal projects.

You will learn to create a grid that will be the guide to create your illustration. Once finished, you will see the principles of perspective that will help you with the view of your illustration. Then, you will create your first figure, which will serve as an example to understand the principles of building on the grid. Then you'll learn how to work with lights, shadows, and different color tones to create that depth and 3D effect in a flat illustration.

In the next unit you will begin to put into practice what you have learned, shaping the primary and secondary elements of your illustration. You will learn to create elements of different proportions, which will make up the base buildings of your city, in addition to working with different symmetrical and asymmetrical figures, reliefs, and details.

In the last unit, you will see the uses that you can give to the elements and the composition, as well as the different ways of exporting them according to their purpose, be it a printed or digital medium. As a bonus, you will see two tools that will facilitate the task of perspectives and lighting: 3D Rotation and Blend. You will discover some of their functionalities and how to apply them to the principles learned in this course.

What is this course's project?

You will create an illustrated isometric vector city with a giant robot, buildings, and various extra elements that will accompany the composition to make it more fun.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in creating isometric elements or compositions with vectors.

What you need

You will need to have basic Adobe Illustrator knowledge and a computer with said software installed.


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Jorsh Peña

A course by Jorsh Peña


Jorsh Peña is a Mexican illustrator who currently lives in Tijuana (Mexico). He specializes in vectors and is a great fan of geometry and the different meanings that can be given to a shape. Through vectors, he manages to transmit these messages and create a personal aesthetic that identifies his work.

He has been illustrating for different projects and brands for more than 10 years, from editorial to motion graphics. Some of the brands he has worked or collaborated with are Alaska Airlines, Cartoon Network, Kindergarten, Grupo Expansión, Old Navy, Samsung, and Snapchat, among others.


  • U1


    • Presentation (Who am I)
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Isometric principles

    • Reticle
    • Perspective
    • Lights and shadows
    • Color
  • U3

    Creation of basic elements

    • Size and proportion P1
    • P2 size and proportion
    • Figures and shapes P1
    • Figures and forms P2
    • Reliefs and details
    • P1 Typography
    • P2 Typography
  • U4

    Output formats and extra tools

    • Application and output formats
    • 3D rotation
    • Blend
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Isometric vector illustration

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final 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 instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

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Isometric Vector Illustrations from Scratch. A Design & Illustration course by Jorsh Peña

Isometric Vector Illustrations from Scratch

A course by Jorsh Peña
Illustrator. Tijuana, Mexico.
Joined June 2018
  • 99% Positive reviews (237)
  • 4218 students