So you have a drawing or sketch that you want to turn into a graphic in Illustrator. Now I’m assuming you want to convert this graphic into what is called a vector graphic. A vector graphic is made up of several points and based on mathematical expression. All the shapes you build using Illustrator are vectors.
A few things to keep in mind when drawing:
- Make sure to use a dark pen on white paper. Black Sharpie markers or Micron Ink pens work very well.
- Smaller/faint lines may get lost. So if you’re going to do detailed work such as crosshatching, make sure to draw well defined lines.
- You can always add and manipulate things in Illustrator so you don’t have to spend too much time perfecting your drawing.