Dave has been a graphic designer and art educator for over 35 years. He has taught full-time at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida since 2004. In addition to digital design he also enjoyed success as a stained glass artist.
566 min5-part Adobe Suite course36 CQ
From selecting a photo to work from, to rendering features that are detailed without being distracting, including eyes, lips, and hair, learn how to create a stylized vector portrait in Illustrator.
324 min3-part Adobe Suite course14 CQ
Discover how to make a messy hairstyle, a fro, dreadlocks, crazy Edward Scissorhand-like hair, and stubble in this digital drawing course on how to create men's hair in Adobe Illustrator.
10101 min10-part Adobe Suite course56 CQ
In this course, discover effective techniques that will help you create photo realistic portraits with Adobe Illustrator's mesh tool. Learn how to set up the face, and draw the eyes, mouth, and more!
Other Lessons by David Pounds
16 minFREEAdobe Suite lessonFree9 CQ
Follow along with this lesson for step-by-step instructions on how to start creating a steampunk logo design with ligatures in Adobe Illustrator.
14 minFREEAdobe Suite lessonFree8 CQ
Learn how to transfer your vectors from Illustrator into Photoshop and turn your typographical outline into a finished rugged steampunk-inspired design.
7 minAdobe Suite lesson4 CQ
Are you a digital artist with a love of stained glass? In this lesson, David Pounds explains how to create a stencil using Illustrator and Photoshop.
7 minCrafts lesson4 CQ
Artist and professor David Pounds demonstrates how to silk screen stencils with prepared pigment onto sheets of glass for firing in the kiln.
9 minCrafts lesson5 CQ
Artist David Pounds explains how to complete a stained glass project by painting the last pieces, cutting the glass, and adding a patina.
19 minAdobe Suite lesson10 CQ
Learn how to create hinge points using the curve tool in Adobe Illustrator, which allow you to draw an abrupt change of direction when creating shapes.
10 minAdobe Suite lesson6 CQ
Learn how to create corner points and curve points using the Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator as you follow along with an included exercise file.