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Library: Creative Design

 

Power up the pop to create eye-catching art

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 04:37 am EST

 



When you think of pop art, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s the artwork of Andy Warhol or maybe the bold comiclike paintings created by Roy Lichtenstein. Regardless of what comes to mind, pop art has intense visual impact due to vibrant colors and simplified objects. Using line art for inspiration, we’ll show you how to easily create the images shown in FIGURE A which is reminiscent to that of Roy Lichtenstein’s work.


Choose your image carefully
In order to create your own pop art in Illustrator you first have to find or create a black and white line art image to work with. Old out-of-date clip art works great for this technique because they have clean lines you can easily fill in with color. If you don’t have black and white vector art, you can download the image POP .ZIP from the URL given at the beginning of this article. Once you have your image, you’re ready to transform it in...