How to Create a Custom Brush in Illustrator

previewThis is part 1 of a three-part video tutorial series “How to Draw a Vector Cartoon Illustration”

In this special 3-part video tutorial series, we’ll show you how to create a cartoon character illustration in Adobe Illustrator using custom brushes, simple drawing and inking techniques, and finally, colorful gradients.

For some, this process may sound intimidating, so we’ve broken this down into three easy-to-follow video segments, so let’s start with the basics. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a custom brush in Illustrator using simple vector shapes. We also explore the various scale options for your brush, so you can find the type that best suits your needs. So check it out, and stay tuned for part 2 as we explore drawing and inking in Illustrator!

Mike Austin

Author:Mike Austin

Mike Austin is an illustrator and concept artist specializing in vector illustration. His passion is finding new Adobe Illustrator techniques and sharing them with the vector community. He enjoys teaching no hassle Adobe Illustrator techniques over at Vectology.

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