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09-04-2009, 08:16 PM
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First Vector attempt.

Been in love with the vector art style for a few years. I dabbled in it a bit only to throw half finished .PSDs into an external hard drive. This is the first time I ever saw one through to the end. It isn't great, but what do you guys think for a first attempt? Should I call it quits or keep trying?




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It's about 50x better than most first tries, so props.

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It's pretty good. Might wanna give her eyebrows though.

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It's pretty good. Might wanna give her eyebrows though.
I am seriously on the floor laughing right now. There is just so many layers and you just forget to do ****. Thanks guys. I will make sure to fix that before I submit to my da-profile.

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Very good for a first attempt, keep trying, as with anything, practice makes perfect.

Soon you'll be good enough to make these:




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While that stuff is obviously amazing and incredible, I prefer the more cartoony almost vectors. Where they aren't trying to look ultra realistic, just look clean and well detailed.

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There are so many variations it's limitless.

You're almost there with what you posted, it looks really good.

Keep "tweaking" out your methods and you should be there in no time. My friend dabbles in it as well, he also does fractals like my avatar, although he didn't do that one.

Good luck to you.

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What did you do it in? I think it looks fantastic, much better than my first one was.

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Photoshop CS3

I used to photoshop a lot until I switched to Ubuntu last year and I was forced to use GIMP and I pretty much quit doing digital arts stuff completely since GIMP is absolutely useless. I switched back to Windows XP and *ahem* acquired a copy of CS3 so that I could practice again.

I did it mostly through the posterize method to get my areas of color but in order to achieve the look I want, I think I need to increase the posterize value. I had done it on ~9 but I think if I raise that a little bit, it will break down my colors to make it look a little bit more like how I like it.

Once I posterized I created shapes using the pen tool and for the hair I used the pen tool stroke with simulated pressure. I only did about five layers for the hair, so on my next one I will be doing probably 20 layers to just give it more depth.

I think the biggest thing for me going forward is to have more patience. I did this in two evening spending about 2 to 2.5 hours each session. I just really wanted to finish it so that I actually had one completely done.

Here are some great tutorials that helped me a lot:

http://pinoyblag.blogspot.com/2009/0...torial_21.html
http://vangellj.deviantart.com/art/V...Hair-106130740

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Way to forget the eyebrows jerk.

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Photoshop CS3

I used to photoshop a lot until I switched to Ubuntu last year and I was forced to use GIMP and I pretty much quit doing digital arts stuff completely since GIMP is absolutely useless. I switched back to Windows XP and *ahem* acquired a copy of CS3 so that I could practice again.

I did it mostly through the posterize method to get my areas of color but in order to achieve the look I want, I think I need to increase the posterize value. I had done it on ~9 but I think if I raise that a little bit, it will break down my colors to make it look a little bit more like how I like it.

Once I posterized I created shapes using the pen tool and for the hair I used the pen tool stroke with simulated pressure. I only did about five layers for the hair, so on my next one I will be doing probably 20 layers to just give it more depth.

I think the biggest thing for me going forward is to have more patience. I did this in two evening spending about 2 to 2.5 hours each session. I just really wanted to finish it so that I actually had one completely done.

Here are some great tutorials that helped me a lot:

http://pinoyblag.blogspot.com/2009/0...torial_21.html
http://vangellj.deviantart.com/art/V...Hair-106130740

When I was in school, we were told to use Illustrator for our vector drawings. We went into Photoshop with the picture to play around with the highlights and shadows to really get all the colors to pop, then took it into illustrator. I did mine using the pen tool and the pathfinder tool (I used this alot).

The way we were shown was to trace the outside of the picture so we have one big outline, then you trace the part inside the outline up to the outline then go out of the outline. Then copy/paste in front for the outline, select that and the newly drawn piece, then using the pathfinder tool subtract that extra chunk that goes out of the outline. That way you end up with perfect pieces every time.


I found my first, and like I said...yours is way better than mine. I think I spent about 2 hours on it, all in illustrator.



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