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An Easy Chevron Pattern in Illustrator

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This is another in a series of super simple repeats.
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A Simple Illustrator Sunburst

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Something to brighten up a dreary day.
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Kind of an Illustrator Homage to Q*bert

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This is a simple tutorial to show you how to make a cube in Illustrator. The end result will kind of look like the play field for the old video game Q*Bert.
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A Simple Way to Make a Plaid Pattern

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Another super simple repeat. Of course plaids can get very complex but here are some easy steps to get you started.
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Polka Dots

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Here is the first in a series of super simple repeats. Polka dots can be made really quickly and you can endlessly modify them as well.
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An Illustrator Flower Brush

PrintThis one is so easy its hard to believe I didn’t figure it out earlier. What’s great about it is not only the simplicity but the endless variations that can be done really quickly.
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Geometric Flower

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Another super simple flower shape to make with Illustrator.
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An Illustrator “Hippie” Daisy

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There are many simple ways to make flowers in Illustrator. Here’s one way to make a “hippie” daisy. I swear my mom had these on the back of her station wagon back in the 70’s.
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Stipples!

stipples00I love being able to replicate analog world looks in Illustrator. Its not that I don’t enjoy hand stippling my drawings (I do) but this Illustrator process offers a lot of possibilities especially when you move your drawings from paper to the computer screen. The effect is super easy to achieve and there are endless variations.
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Banners Everywhere

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Here is a tutorial to make a banner in Illustrator. A banner is all well and good on its own , but a banner really should have a reason to exist, it should celebrate something or at least make something look important. We’ll make a banner that you can then use to embellish some of your favorite drawings or photographs. Here goes…
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