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Stylish Ladies!

Ten Hour Adobe Animate / Flash Illustration Tutorial!


How to Draw Stylish Ladies in Adobe Flash – Video Tutorials

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Technology taught - Adobe Flash

Learn Adobe Flash in this course.

The techniques in this lesson could apply to other vector based illustration software, but your instructor uses Adobe Flash, a multimedia and software platform used for authoring vector graphics, animation, games, and apps. Vector artwork can be exported at virtually any size without pixelation or loss of quality.

Taught by Justin Dike

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This tutorial is taught by Justin Dike, founder of CartoonSmart, iOS developer and long-time Flash advocate for animation, illustration, interactive apps, and games. Feel free to contact Justin through email or follow him through any of CartoonSmart’s social media outlets.

How to Draw Stylish Ladies using Adobe Flash


How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

Session Details…

How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

Session 1: The Basics – Totally Free

Your instructor will teach you the basics of vector illustration with Flash, which is a very simple approach to drawing, even for non-artists. Justin uses a mouse (nothing fancy like a Wacom or Cintiq), and rarely views the actual vector points making up the illustration. Instead he relies on simple techniques to mold shapes. This one hour session covers step-by-step how to illustrate the drawing to the right.

Topics in this session include:

  • Various ways to taper your line to get a fine-tuned illustrated look.
  • Adding gradients.
  • Setting the end cap on lines.
  • Adding vector points.
  • Working with symbols for a “good” animation setup.
  • Changing pivot points.
  • Creating eye sockets to move around the pupils anywhere within the eye area.
  • Working with drop shadows to shade the interior space of a symbol.
  • Using symbols only for shading.
  • Using dimensional shading techniques while maintaining an overall “flat” feel.

Watch this entire first session for free in our Sample Pack.

How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

Session 2: The Body

This two and a half hour tutorial focuses on illustrating the body. Initially we look at some simple clothing choices to avoid working with the finer points of illustrating the female form (i.e. a big dress). After that your instructor designs a more realistic body in silouhette, to use as the basis for the fully shaded illustration to the right. That piece, depicting a woman in a red gown,  is drawn over the course of an hour, in real time, using symbols for parts that could be animated later. And finally, as you can see above, the illustration is fully shaded.

Topics in this session include:

  • Tips on drawing the female body.
  • Using the pen tool.
  • Adding glows and highlights.
  • Adding and shading clothing lines.
  • Working with dress patterns.
  • General tips on working more with Flash’s drawing tools.
How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

Session 3: Hair Styles and Head Turns

In this 90 minute session, we look at tips to illustrate hair and turn the head. The video tutorial on turning the head should be particularly useful to any Flash or vector artist, since the instructor demonstrates some easy ways to start from a front view and methodically convert all the way over to a side view.

This session also includes some animation using the head turn poses. We create shape-tweened hair to turn along with the heads, which then flips forward and eases back into place.

Session 4: Expressions, hands, and feet.

In this 97 minute session, we gather together various “components” of the body to use in our final session. To make drawing a full pose easier, we can create libraries of body parts and facial expressions to copy and paste into later projects. You are welcome to use the instructor’s source files in your future projects as well.

How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials
How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

Session 5: Final Pieces

In this three hour session, we draw three final poses, focusing primarily on clothing techniques and shading. Each pose is a separate one hour video. 

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How to Draw Stylish Ladies - Video Tutorials

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