I wanted to make one of the jellyfish interact with another. Figuring out how to ‘bend’ the arm was difficult. Since, as of now I think there’s no way (compared to how in Photoshop it’s easy to warp and bend shapes).
I tried this (cutting and rotating bits): ^ (I thought simplifying the number of anchor points would make bending the overall shape possible/easier. It didn’t) ^ eraser tool ^ cleaning up edges and excess points
I wanted to make a punk alien. The inspiration probably came from how my alien looked when I’d tested each of his arms with a different colour (to see whether I’d simplified the shapes enough).
^ knife tool to slice the tip and make the slits.
I decided to thin out the stroke near the tips of the hair (using the width tool).
^ Used the same trick I used for the grandpa jellyfish’s walking stick. Cut a section of the ring, sent it back, while keeping the other section on top of the alien
^ clipping mask and then the trim tool in pathfinder to simplify the path. ⌄
^ Learnt how to do this trimming business in Imaging
⌄ Couldn’t figure out how to make the blob look like he was sadly looking down.
Me: I’ve tried everything, I can’t get it to work!
Friend: Why don’t you try moving the face down?
: …you’re magic.
: Thank you.