How to draw a basic fitted tee shirt in Adobe Illustrator

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I have just done a new video detailing how to use the Pen Tool when drawing a basic fitted tee. I have included quite a few of my favourite tools! Watch out for the Reflect Tool!! I love using this – my friend MM showed it to me, so much faster than using the menu. The “Anchor Point Tool” is another tool I use frequently as it has so many applications these days. Also, make sure you set up your file so you can work efficiently – take note of preferences in the beginning of the video and be sure to leave “Snap to Point” and “Smart Guides” selected! Enjoy!!

“Make sure you set up your file so you can work efficiently – take note of preferences in the beginning of the video and be sure to leave “Snap to Point” and “Smart Guides” selected!”

How to create a basic brush library in Adobe Illustrator

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I always use a basic stitch library (Brushes) for all of my work. I like to share this with co-workers and colleagues so we are all using the same details on our drawings. This looks so much more professional and it is easy for someone else to pick up your work and work with it. I will go into more detail about team work and efficiency in future videos. For the moment start your stitch (Brushes) library with these 3 simple brushes. Enjoy!!!


“I like to share this with co-workers and colleagues so we are all using the same details on our drawings.”

How to draw a derby shoe in Illustrator

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I have chosen a Derby shoe because it is a basic shoe and leads you through the process you would use when you draw a shoe. I start with selecting a basic shape and then I add layers of details. You will need to be an experienced user of the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator! Please go on to the other linked videos for the Derby. Good luck!!

You can also download the Free template to use when drawing the shoe derby-template


“I find that having an understanding of shoe construction really helps when drawing in Illustrator.”