|I have a client that wanted a series of vector artwork reminiscent of the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This type of folk art was made up of basic shapes such as hearts, flowers, birds and more. One of the most common designs is the heart motif. This is the sample from which I decided to start building my library of folk art shapes. When it comes to drawing basic shapes, AdobeR IllustratorR CS4 is one of the best software.|
One of the reasons that I like computer art is that I can’t draw a straight line on my own. So drawing the heart shape freehand was probably a waste of time. I decided to copy and paste a heart shape from Photoshop’s Custom Shapes Library and use that as a guide. After pasting the heart shape on the first layer in Illustrator, I locked that layer and added a new layer for my own shapes.