Illustrator and web designer Paddy Donnelly shows us how to use Illustrator CS5's new Bristle Brush feature and a Wacom tablet to create monsters
Creating works of art just became so much easier with the new Bristle Brushes in Illustrator CS5. Using a Wacom tablet, you can easily create realistic flowing hair, pressure and direction sensitive sketches, all in vector format. We're going to use them to create some monsters. Let's get cracking.
1. Unleash your imagination
First of all, get your sketchpad and pencil out and let your imagination run wild to create a rough outline of your monster.
2. Mightier than the sword
Once you've got your rough shape, grab a black pen and go over the sketch, highlighting more of the details. This will make it easier to trace in Illustrator.