This web site is for explaining how to make line drawings with the Illustrator. Some basic skills are already explained in the help of the Illustrator; therefore, they are not included in this site (Pleaset notice that this is not an official site, either). This site is written only for your information . It was not intended to cover all the basics of the program. However, I would like to cover some of the very essential facts of the program.
My study groups (Aphelinidae: Hymenoptera) are usually small and yellow without much color; therefore, pictures from a microscope are not much useful. The best way to show all the details of my animals is to do line-drawings. Here I would like share some of my mistakes for using the Illustrator for the line-drawings.
Once I master this technique (for what I am doing), I truly believe this is the way to go for line-drawings. At first, it is a bit awkward to draw lines on the tablet while you are staring at the computer monitor. Normally you look at lines when you draw them on a paper. It would take some time for you to be accustomed to this technique. Please be patient.
Detailed explanation of how-to
Prepared by Jungwook Kim (November 2004)
Jungwook "Woogie" Kim, Ph.
Department of Entomology
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX 77843
Thanks to Matt Yoder for uploading this information. Also, he shares his experience in using the Illustrator for line-drawings. This project was partially funded by USDA (USDA-ARS-CSREES 58-1926-3-316).
Disclaimer. This site does not have any association with the Adobe. The Illustrator and the Photoshop are the products of the Adobe Systems Incorporated.