Step 1: Pop Art Vector
To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could be with pest control animal removal easy strokes, nothing too complicated.
Next, we will create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the items and attempt to provide volume and movement to the case. Take a special look at how we brought the hair strokes and the shadow under the chin.
Pick the colors you’d like to use on your pop art vector illustrations. I chose the normal colors used in pop art illustrations to make a more obvious effect, but you can choose the colors that better reflect your photograph (if you made the drawing from a photo) or illustration.
Next, we will create the swatches for the dots background of the objects.
We need the grid guideline to make the dots swatch for every color. Reveal the grid by going to View > Show Grid. Go to View > Snap Grid to check if it is enabled. If it has a check mark next to it, it’s enabled. If it does not, click to enable.
Draw two circles with the Ellipse Tool (L). Hold the Shift key while drawing the ellipse to constrain the proportions and create the circle. The space between the circles would determine the predominant color in the swatch. The nearer the circles are, the more predominant the circle’s color are the background color. Additionally, the more space the dots have, the more noticeable they would be to the human eye. In this tutorial, I would like them to be pretty noticeable.
Now duplicate the two circles and rotate them 90 degrees using the Rotate Tool (R). Then draw a square using the Rectangle Tool (M) where each side goes through the circles’ center point.
Duplicate four times each set of square + dots, one for each colour that our illustration has. Now fill each pair of circles with the colors of our illustration. Finally, fill the square with white. Now we’re ready to create the swatches from this elements! Select the first square with the circles inside and go to Edit > Define Pattern. Name your swatch if you would like, and click OK to create the swatch. Repeat the procedure for the other colours. You will see the new swatches available from the Swatches Panel.
Replace the colours of the objects in our illustration with the new swatches. Select each object and click on the corresponding swatch from the Swatch Panel. Definitely starting to seem like a pop art vector!
If you are unhappy with the way any of the swatches look as patterns on your illustration, you can play with the background colour to create different tones.
Now we are going to care for the strokes used to give expression to the face. This is single strokes with no fill. There are several for the nose profile, cheeks, forehead, etc.. Select Open Brush Library > Artistic > Artistic_Ink.
Now select one of the strokes and click on the brush named “Tapered Stroke” in the panel we simply opened. Do the same with the rest of the strokes. I applied the brush to all my elements in the case to have the borders between them perfectly aligned.
If the brush for the expression lines is too wide or too thin (depends on the size of the case), you can adjust the brush width. Go to the brush panel where you’ll find the brush you use for the expression lines. When you pick a brush in any of the brush library panels, then it’s added automatically to the primary Brush Panel. Double click on the brush and in the Width slider, move the arrow to the left to create the stroke thinner or to the right to make them wider. Click OK when you’re finished.