Deke’s Techniques 436: Drawing an Orthogonal Box Tower in Illustrator

In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke draws this orthogonal "box tower" in Illustrator, starting with nothing but the Line tool.I highly recommend this exercise for familiarizing yourself with Illustrator in a way that doesn't actually require the ability to draw organic lines with your actual hand. (I love drawing with math; it makes me feel safe and competent.)And by carefully duplicating, rotating, and reflecting his original square form, Deke ends up making a shape that can be meticulously duplicated into this intriguing, interlocking pattern.If you're a member of lynda. (Read more...)