Intro

Want to turn a photo of a skull into a fricking awesome illustration of a skull? Course you do. So just in time for Halloween, here's a step-by-step guide to how to do it in Adobe Illustrator by Joshua Smith – aka Hydro74.

He'll take you through how best to trace over a photo to get a vector drawing in half the time and with amazing results – then how to apply flourishes and grunge, then colour it ready to use as a screenprint or T-shirt.

See let's get cracking (skulls).

Software

Adobe Illustrator

Time to complete

3 hours

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