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?