November 26, 2022


Editing Photography, Videos and 3D by Rich the Renegade

Masks + Paths: tips and tricks to improve your lighting in your vector art with Pope Phoenix

1 min read

In this session, illustrator Pope Phoenix explains how he creates lighting in his vector art using a combination of contrast and textures. He covers basic lighting, masking and file organisation — and also makes a few dad jokes in between…

Pope Phoenix is a self-taught, Bronx-born art director, illustrator, and motion designer, as well as a father, a full-time digital mercenary and mentor to designers on social media.

He will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Friday, 7 May 2021 at 4pm BST.

Visit to learn more about Pope Phoenix and his work.

You can also find him on:


Instagram: @popephoenix

Twitter: @popephoenix

Music credit: MarsMurkin

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