Nature and outdoor scenery has long been the focus of many illustrators’ artwork. This chapter will show you many of the tricks the experts use to illustrate outdoor scenes. Throughout the following exercises, you’ll learn techniques to create things such as oceans, skies, clouds, and mountains. As you’ll see, many of these scenes are centered on creating gradients to produce the illusion of depth and dimension. This is especially true for outdoor scenery because of the strong light source known as the sun. Thus, it’s important to have your gradient skills honed when tackling the following exercises. Finally, this chapter will make extensive use of Illustrator’s predefined artwork templates, sample files, and presets.
KeywordsGreat Outdoors Outdoor Scenery Gaussian Blur Sample File Blending Mode
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