Video Tutorial: Vector Sugar Skull in Adobe Illustrator

This week I posted a showcase of Day of the Dead inspired designs and artworks, which gave me the inspiration to experiment with a sugar skull illustration of my own. In real life, these are little sweet treats that are decorated with various floral patterns and shapes, but they’ve also become a popular subject for vector designers. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating your own vector sugar skull illustration in Adobe Illustrator. It will be entirely created out of basic shapes, which are customised and layered up to produce intricate embellishments.

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  1. Dem dots around the eyes! – Many uses for that technique. Loved the use of ‘Gnashers’ and I’ve got to give ‘Live paint’ more attention than I do. Another great one. Thanks Chris

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  2. Muchas gracias por los tutoriales. Son fantásticos, las explicaciones muy muy claras.
    Thank you very much

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  3. Great tutorial! I am not formally trained in illustrator, and had no idea some of those techniques could be done! Thrilled to have watched this and actually made something!

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