Space Dementia!

Afro Man in all his glory.

Afro Man in all his glory.

OK, so Illustrator is my weak point designwise. (My head is my weakpoint otherwise). I’ve always been terrible at drawing, although I turned that into an asset when I was in high school to draw a giant series of awful comics called Afro Man.

So, with that in mind, I signed up for a basic Illustrator class this semester. I’m not entertaining any delusions that learning a computer program will make me better at drawing. The idea is that hopefully I can use computer magic to get around my shortcomings and make something by hand that’s actually usable. I’m a big fan of repurposing just about anything, but I recognize that it can only go so far.

So, I thought it might be interesting to keep a log of stuff I make in Illustrator to (hopefully) watch my skills improve. One of the the early assignments in the class was to make a space scene.  What I did was simple, mostly using basic shapes and colors, and OK, I used the flare tool, and yeah, stars aren’t shaped like that, and yeah, continents are neither brown nor do they look like paper cutouts, but hey… it’s a start?

My thought process while making this: "Flare tool? Shit yes."

My thought process while making this: "Flare tool? Shit yes."

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One Response to Space Dementia!

  1. nigglesworth says:

    I thought it was going to be Afroman in space :/

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