Flip Flop Flying

3,368: A glass of beer

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Adobe Illustrator has been sat virtually unused on my computer for over a decade. I will occasionally open it, intent on finally getting my head around how the hell it works. Every attempt at that has lead to me getting frustrated and closing it down within minutes. But, I have a bit of spare time this week, so I decided now is the time to actually get to know how it works. I mean, it seems like it could be a useful skill, right? So I imported this pencil drawing of a glass of beer –

Noch ein Berliner bitte

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– and had a go. Honestly, I’m not really finding it fun to use. But that’s because I have to stop every couple of minutes to find out how to do a thing on google or youtube. This is the glass of beer drawing done with Illustrator. I put it here so that, hopefully, I can look back at it in a year and laugh at my rubbish skills.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Friends by Fazerdaze. Four days in a row now for Fazerdaze. Only the third time this year that that has happened. (The other two were David Bowie and Stereolab.)

On this day
Flip Flop Fly Ball, 17 June 2009

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article

Flip Flop Flyin’ Flip Flop Fly Ball
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Written by Craig

June 17th, 2017 at 1:20 am

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  1. Still looks pretty cool though!

    If you’re fighting with the pen tool, I found this little game thing useful, if difficult: http://bezier.method.ac

    Also some nifty interactive animations that show how curves are constructed: https://www.jasondavies.com/animated-bezier/

    (I’m shite at Illustrator btw)

    David Galletly

    19 Jun 17 at 02:57

  2. Magic. Thanks, David. That looks well handy. Aside from a few niggly little things, curves are the biggest ballache, so thank you thank you!


    19 Jun 17 at 03:35

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