Can one ever have enough clip art? I think not. Especially of the hand-drawn variety. Add a little drawing to a gift tag or invitation, use one in your logo or in an ad – nothing overboard, but just enough to make a visual impact. Fun, fun, fun.
The other night I created a few doodles-turned-clip art. A party collection with fun banners, phrases and a cupcake with a cherry on top.
I first drew with pencil, then over with my favorite fine-tip pen (this one), erasing the pencil marks with a good eraser (like this). I then scanned the drawings and saved each one as a .png file (the process is the exact same as turning my watercolor paintings into digital artwork – shown in this tutorial).
The collection of clip art is yours for free. Just download the zip file, unzip and each drawing is ready to use with a transparent background.
If you’d like to make some changes – to the size or color – here’s a short video showing you how:
So fun, right?! If you’re totally lost, hang tight. I’ll show you all of these steps again, and in better detail and a little slower in the graphic design class that comes out in just a few days (yea!).
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