Deke’s Techniques 545: Drawing a Bacterium with Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to make the body of a microscopic bacterium using the Gradient Mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator. Why? You ask. (And I know this may not be the first time you've ever asked this question in 545 episodes of Deke's Techniques.) Well, like many things Deke, this project began as a way to demonstrate something completely different, specifically Illustrator's ability to zoom in to 6400%. This slide from Deke's Illustrator One-on-One: Fundamentals actually features this very creature. (Read more...)