Just a couple of weeks ago I published a brand new class on Skillshare that focuses on color called: Master Color using the Recolor Artwork Tool in Adobe Illustrator. It focuses on my favorite part of designing! In fact, this entire course was inspired by many of you – as I set out to answer all the questions I get asked most frequently about coloring in Ai and wrap them up into a course that flows well and makes sense.
For this month’s challenge, I’m going to direct you straight to Master Color using the Recolor Artwork Tool and request that you upload your ‘homework’ right to Skillshare’s project area. It’s easy! From the courses home page, just click on ‘your project’ and begin uploading your project as outlined below.
If you’re not a Skillshare member yet, don’t worry I’ve got you covered! Take this class for FREE by using this link: http://skl.sh/2lEEdwQ << that’s YOUR secret link, so please don’t share it!
The challenge is to create a single illustration (or repeating pattern), presented in 3 different color options. After watching class (it’s only 41 minutes long!) carefully color your illustration to make sure that it has 1) enough contrast 2) enough colors 3) enough neutrals. Choosing a color palette that is unique and engaging will make your final illustration (or pattern!) beautiful!
When you’re ready, begin uploading your work to the student project gallery (you can view my sample project here). A complete student project should include:
A short bio + intro to your project – we want to get to know you!
Three proposed color palettes, each consisting of 8-16 colors (feel free to include a photos if you used one as well!)
Your final illustration or pattern, colored 3 ways.
Feel free to view my project to use as an example.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
All you’ll need for this course is Adobe Illustrator (begin a free trial here)! This class is taught in Adobe CC, though any version should work! :)
DUE DATE: Friday, March 31st
You’ll have all month to work on your project, just have them uploaded by Friday, March 31st! I’ll be providing insight and feedback along the way over on Skillshare.