How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Illustrator?

I want to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to make hair strands for a vexel portrait. I have to make hundreds of strands. The problem is that I would like to use the pen tool to make two anchor points (to make a strand of hair) without having to select the selection tool after each strand to make a new one.

Here’s a video of what I am talking about: Vector/Vexel Hair Tutorial (Part 1)


Just press “P” after you create a strand and it’ll allow you to make a new one. Click, click, P, click, click, P…one hand on the mouse and one hand on the P key makes it pretty efficient.

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