Drawing the Pen tool icon in Illustrator: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Draw the pen tool–without the pen tool.

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This is week two of technical drawing in Deke’s Techniques, and in this tutorial Deke shows you how to draw the Pen tool icon in Illustrator—without using the Pen tool. In fact, in this technique, he asks you to use the Line Segment tool and some shapes. Then you’ll learn how to fuse the paths together and rotate the illustration. It’s a great exercise in schematic drawing.


Next week, Deke has an exciting tutorial in store that introduces the equipment you need to capture great aerial photography and videos, and shows how to merge the resulting frames together to create interesting effects in Photoshop. Stay tuned!

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