Pen Tool

Today i decided to tackle the pen tool in illustrator. It is the worst thing i’ve ever had to do, after a while i managed to get to grips with it but then effects i tried to apply didn’t seem to work as well. I started by drawing a ‘z’ shape and then duplicating it to enable me to apply the ‘blend’ effect. I managed that okay but then when i came to changing the colours i had no idea. I followed a tutorial very closely and i still couldn’t manage it. So i thought i’d attempt a more complicated shape and play around with that. However i then had exactly the same problem. Although drawing the shapes is difficult it isn’t half a stressful as trying to figure out all the other options on illustrator. When drawing the ampersand i struggled a lot less and managed to get to grips with anchor points and how to curve the lines i drew so yay! But i still can’t change the colours, but i’m going to keep trying and hope for the best on that one.

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