Explore drawing with the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Embrace the versatility of the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator with ease. Learn to confidently navigate anchor points and direction handles, elevating your illustration skills effortlessly.

Hi, I’m Tammy and I’m a Surface Designer based in Brisbane, Australia.

As a digital artist, mastering the pen tool is essential for creating vector artwork. While it may seem daunting at first, I can assure you that with practice and dedication, you'll become proficient in drawing and manipulating your vector artwork effortlessly. As someone who doesn't draw traditionally, I rely on the pen tool as a key method for digital drawing.

I licence my artwork to companies, sell products featuring my designs, and am an educator, mentor and Adobe Express ambassador. I'm also passionate about connecting communities, fostering creativity, and bringing people together through art and design.

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Join me for a bonus lesson where we'll bring our created motifs together to make a fun summer art print.

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Explore drawing with the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator


Mastering the Pen Tool: Learn and gain confidence in using the Pen Tool through targeted exercises designed to build your skills.

Creating Lines and Shapes: Explore techniques for creating both straight and curved lines, as well as closed shapes, to bring your designs to life. 

Tracing and Editing: Discover how to trace over sketches and photos, and effectively add or remove anchor points to refine your artwork. 

Assembly and Colouring: Learn the process of assembling your artwork and adding colour to create visually stunning designs. 

Creating Summer-Themed Motifs: Dive into creating a fun set of summer-themed motifs, perfect for adding a seasonal touch to your designs. 

Crafting a Summery Art Print: Bring your newly motifs together to design a summery art print that captures the essence of the season.

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How long is the class?

The class consists of 60 minutes of video content. However, the time it takes to complete the exercises and practice what you learn during the videos may vary depending on each student's individual pace and familiarity with Adobe Illustrator.

Are there any prerequisites for taking this course?

Yes, basic familiarity with Adobe Illustrator is required. If you're new to Adobe Illustrator, consider starting with my Repeat Patterns for Beginners using Shapes in Adobe Illustrator class to build a solid foundation before diving into this class.

I can't draw, is that needed for this class?

Not at all! This class is perfect for you because it doesn't require any drawing skills. Instead, you'll be creating motifs using the pen tool directly in Adobe Illustrator.

Are closed captions available?

Yes, closed captions are available on all videos to ensure accessibility and accommodate various learning preferences.

What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of our digital product, we do not offer refunds. All sales are final. We're dedicated to delivering valuable content and assistance to guarantee a fulfilling learning journey.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

For further inquiries, please email us at learning@loopla.com.au. We're here to assist you with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

Can I take the class if I don't have Adobe Illustrator?

The class is specifically focused on teaching you how to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator. If you don't have Adobe Illustrator, you can download a free trial version from the Adobe website to follow along with the lessons and complete the exercises.

Can I use the Adobe Illustrator app on my iPad?

The class is taught using the desktop version of Adobe Illustrator, which differs significantly from the iPad app. Therefore, you won't be able to follow along using the iPad app, as the interface and features are quite different.

What tools and supplies do I need to take this class?

You'll need a computer with Adobe Illustrator installed. The class was recorded using Adobe Illustrator 27.1. While you don't need this exact version to participate, it's important to note that some features may not be available in older versions. Although you can use an older version, you may encounter challenges in following along with the lessons.

When does the class begin?

This class operates on-demand, granting immediate access to the entire course upon enrollment. You can start learning right away without any waiting period.

How long do I have access to the class?

You will have ongoing access to the class materials, allowing you to revisit and review the content at your own pace.