Oh, man. I haven't been making as many patches, buttons, custom figures, stickers, stamps, paintings, and drawings as I've wanted to lately. Part of the reason is that I've been making things for clients (which is good, right?) and the other part is that I'm teaching once a week at an art college! I haven't done that in a long time and things are so different now with lots of supplemental material made for the internet. So, I've been generating loads of online tutorials and I want to share some of them with you. Below are a couple of short videos that show the very basics of making lines in Illustrator. Soon, I'll post a follow-along worksheet to get you even more confident with making line-work with this odd graphics application. You'll get hooked, I promise.

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