Illustrator line drawing tutorials?

Hi All- I really need to shape up my skills in creating line/vector drawings in Illustrator (particularly as it pertains to footwear and apparel). I’ve found some photoshop and rendering tutorials but nothing that is very in depth in creating crisp line work in Illustrator. I’d like to learn more about pathfinder and better use of the pen tool specifically. If anyone has any links or bits of advice, please post up. Thanks in advance.

Everything you need to know about rendering footwear in Illustrator…

Enjoy,
GURU

thanks for the link Guru! Do you happen to own any of the dvds? I noticed in the questions section it is mentioned the designer is using a tablet- I do not have one and wonder if the lessons contained in the dvd would be of less value if he is using a tablet vs a mouse. Any thoughts on this? thanks again

Illustrator works better with a mouse for the most part. The tablet part is more for photoshop.

Illustrator works better with a mouse for the most part. The tablet part is more for photoshop.

True. I can’t stand using them but, some designers use then religiously.

You don’t need a tablet for the lessons in the DVD.

GURU.

check out some tuts:

good luck.