Deke’s Techniques 507: Tracing 500-Year-Old Artwork in Illustrator

In this week's free episode of Deke's Techniques, Deke takes a legendary 500-year-old line drawing and traces it into vectorious glory in Adobe Illustrator. He starts with an engraving of Albrecht Dürer's intricate woodcut of what dear old Al more-or-less imagined a rhinoceros to look like from his vantage point in Germany in 1515. He based his drawing on a description and vague sketch he'd received second-or-third hand via Lisbon (where a poor beleaguered rhino specimen lived for a time with the King of Portugal). So, since he'd never actually seen a rhino, Dürer's interpretation is closer to what (Read more...)