I have just started a new online class which I am really looking forward to, essentially I can use Illustrator but realise there is so much of the vast programme I just don’t know. I am self taught and have picked up new techniques over the years and watched a lot of online tutorials. The pen tool was always really frustrating for me, it never gave me the look I was after, then I discovered Live trace and learnt how to convert my hand rendered line studies to vector. I have never been a big fan of clean cut graphics, much prefer to see more irregular lines and textures. So hope I will learn even more and build on the basics I know now. Looked back through some of my old design work and realised how far my work has moved on and in particular over the last year or so. This piece below contains some of my original flat vector drawings with some of my new illustrations – like the blend..