Follow the link below and play the game in order to learn how to use and master the pen tool.
Assignment # 1
Choose one of the following silhouette images below. Using the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator, trace around the contour of the image. Fill it in using a color of your choice. Save as a jpg and put it in your google portfolio. It will be graded.
The Pen Tool is an incredibly useful but equally frustrating tool to use for beginners in Adobe Illustrator. On the whole, Adobe Illustrator is used for making drawings, where Adobe Photoshop is for manipulating photos. Most of the drawings that you will create in this class are going to be done in Adobe Illustrator.
There are two ways to draw lines in Illustrator. The pencil tool and the pen tool. When you use the pencil tool, you create lines. Pretty straight forward. However, those lines, even if they "connect" or overlap, they are not considered a shape that you could fill with a color. This is where the pen tool comes in. It also draws lines, but if you connect your lines together with the intention to make a shape, it actually does it! Technically, they are not called lines in Illustrator, the lines you make are called "paths".
Assignment # 2
Choose one of the line art images below. Copy and paste it into a new Adobe Illustrator file. Choose a color other than black, and using the pen tool, trace the lines. Save the line drawing you've made as a jpeg and put it in your google portfolio. It will be graded.