Creating Expressive Lines in Illustrator

Today’s essential question: How can I create expressive lines in Illustrator that convey movement and emotion?

Look at the examples below. How did the artists convey movement and emotion through line weight and line shape? How do you think they created each example?

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Today we will continue creating our vector self-portraits, paying attention to how line weight and line shape can influence the outcome of the self-portrait. Make sure you post a PDF of your progress to your blog. No credit will be given for blog posts that do not contain a PDF.

Copyright infringement or original design?

I recently came across an Etsy shop with several designs that were strikingly similar to ones I created years ago. My original examples are on the left; the artist in question created the designs on the right. What do you think – creepy coincidence, intentional infringement, or fair use?

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left: Ms. Lawson’s original design; right: design in question

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left: Ms. Lawson’s original design; right: design in question

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