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Chapter 5. Digital Illustration > Illustrating with Dimension

Illustrating with Dimension

The clock and TV illustrations in this chapter should have warmed you up to the idea of drawing with Illustrator and working with the Pen tool. With simple shapes, curves, and colors, we were able to capture the essence of the objects they represent without making them too realistic. All it took was a little creativity and some observation of the actual objects to figure out what was worth drawing and what we could leave out.

You'll continue with this idea of drawing stylized objects in the next project, but we're going to take it a step further. An image doesn't need to be flat to be stylized—you can work with color and perspective techniques to give realistic dimension to your drawings.


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