Plaid and Opacity

Posted: 6th April 2012 by Alex Amiot in Adobe Illustrator
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Vector Plaid Shirt Tan Vest Engaged Silhouette

Engaged With Plaid - Made in Adobe Illustrator by Alex Amiot

If you’re not a perfectionist, drawing plaid is simply a matter of opacity.

To draw the plaid on Tim’s blue shirt, I made his vertical plaid stripes white and 30% opaque. When the vertical stripes cross the 15% opaque horizontal stripes, the intersection is 45% opaque, giving it enough of a plaid look to please an Illustrator beginner like me.

I used similar opacity levels to add the dark red stripes. Now, how do you illustrate a face?