For the ninja monkey game I want animations when the player hits an enemy or powerup. I’m going to use the particle system of construct 2 for this and I want it to spawn some little cartoon clouds. Already tested it and it looks very nice.
I want to show how I made these clouds in illustrator.
Use the ellipse tool to make some circles for the basic shape
Use the pen tool to draw lines around the shape like I’ve done below. Select the line you’ve created and set thickness to 2 and select the right profile. Not the uniform but at my illustrator it is called “width profile 1″
Do the same as step 2 but now use it as some sort of shade to make it more “wooly”
Use the same lines to add some curly ends to the lines from step 2, this gives it its realy cartoonic feel.
Add some more shade by using the pen tool to create the objects, set the color to black and opacity to 15
If you’ve done everything right you can select the circles you made in step one and give it the color you want.
I hope I can show you these as particles in action real soon in my ninja monkey game.