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Ritual Mask

This is a little exploration I did at the beginning of the week. Being more and more in touch with Vectors, I got very inspired by some of the awesome Illustration I came across on different blogs, and wanted to try it out.

Never liked Illustrator before, never took the patience to get to know the shortcuts and tools, so I think the only thing that was left to do is try it out! The whole thing took me about 6-7h to complete - since I never bought vector packs I decided to illustrate all the ornamental parts by hand.

For the first more complex Artwork I did in Illustrator I'm pretty happy with the outcome, but tell me, whta do you think about it?

// UPDATE: Well, I was still not comfortable with the colors, so I started tweaking and texturing in PS. So here's the new version which I really prefer.
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koncio's avatar
this is magical :D
Chiamata-alle-Arti's avatar
Our compliments!
We would like to publish this work on the next issue of our italian art-zine named CAA -Chiamata alle Arti, themed Mask.
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Askhari's avatar
I'd love to, I'll send you a mail!
an1r0n's avatar
I'm amazed by your gallery! Dont stop : D
laron's avatar
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Husam-Elfaki's avatar
It's one of my favourites. Would love to do a collab actually, see how we both mix =)
Askhari's avatar
Thank you! I know this answer is kinda late, but I haven't been on dA for too long (once again :D). Sounds like a good Idea, let me know when you have some spare time!
I'm very glad you like it, I've got more pieces like that coming up in the next days, so stay tuned ;)
Husam-Elfaki's avatar
I have some spare time already man, just hit me up with a note with your MSN on it or message me it on Behance! =)
Tushle's avatar
I love it; it's both fascinating and scary; it's like a reallyreally old, odd looking man has arrives and is staring me in the face, and I just have to stand there...looking until he is done..erh looking! Freaks me out, kind of!
Askhari's avatar
that's right he's just... looking *muahahahahaaaa*
Tushle's avatar
yes exactly=)
thats the perfect description!!
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Wintermoon666's avatar
This looks absolutely faboulus !!!
I like it a lot, definitely worth the 7 hours of Illustrator !!!
marvelmax's avatar
that's very well done for first try... that's awesome... nice vector :headbang:
yankeedog's avatar
Very cool!
crystanola's avatar
OMG this is awesome :wow: !!!!
zero-'s avatar
Sehr schönes detailiertes Bild, auch die Farben find ich passend.
Ich wollte mich auch mal mit Illustrator und Vektoren näher beschäftigen, aber irgendwie kam es nicht dazu, einmal ein ganz einfacher Apfel war das erste und letzte Ergebnis, was ich je mit Illustrator erstellt hab ;) obwohl die Möglichkeiten des Programms sehr interessant sind.
Askhari's avatar
danke... Mir kommts immer noch vor als würd ich mich mit der hälfte nicht auskennen ^^
zero-'s avatar
Kann ich mir denken, ich werkle schon ein paar Jahre mit Photoshop herum und bin immer noch oft überrascht, wie umständlich ich manche Sachen mache, weil ich mich mit manchen Funktionen bisher zuwenig beschäftigt hab ;)
Satansgoalie's avatar
nice work. very stylish:)
thelonegunman's avatar
great mask, i love the detail. very stylish.
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