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Vectorism Volume 7 by cranial-bore Vectorism Volume 7 by cranial-bore
The lastest in my vectorism series of non-specific semi abstract vector illustrations. I was looking over them yesturday and was a bit surprised to see it's been nearly 3.5 years since the first Vectorism, and 9 months since the last.

I think this is the best one of the series, and probably my best vector illustration generally to date. I like the shapes and the form, subtle and solid. About 2 days work.
Looking foward to a large print of this one.

Thanks to for the pre-release suggestions on the background.

vect6 [link]
vect5 [link]
vect4 [link]
vect3 [link]
vect2 [link]
vect1 [link]
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Given 2006-03-19
Vectorism Volume 7 by *cranial-bore has a cool graffiti/abstract vibe going on with some great colors and shapes. ( Suggested by flisk and Featured by Aeires )
genghisjon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice shapes! I like the black threads that wind their way through the pic.
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks genghisjon
toifel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
wow.. this looks so damn crazy-cool! impressive style, looks just fantastic!
Mutant-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Awesome work!
Your art has been featured here at Biscuit

Hover over the name of the song :D

Keep up the awesome work ;)
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please remove my piece from your site. It's not so much "featured" as used as part of your design. It looks like you've removed my name from the piece, and the attribution would usually never be visible. (If you didn't tell me how to find it, I never would have).
FirestarterVC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I love it, it reminds me of Worms game scenery :) did the game have any kind of influence on your work?
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it didn't actually. I've only played Worms once that I remember, about 1000 years ago. I'd be surprised if my subconscious were even aware of it.

Thanks for the comment.
FirestarterVC Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I admire your work! Keep it up!
BrokenCane Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
awesomeness :D
vector-artists Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
:bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpurple: you're featured in our latest news-article!!! :bulletpurple::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletorange::bulletyellow:


have a look if you're not too busy :nod: ...and have a nice day!!! greetz, =cybaBABE
paulo5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
I bought the large canvas print of this for my lounge wall- it looks great....thanks! :-)
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for that. Feel free to post a photo, I'd like to see it in the wild :)
Glad you like it.
o0O-PILLOWFIGHT-O0o Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008

Good colours and flow...
TheOhToons Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
wow... It's like Dali meets Aero Icons in a fantastic composition!!! Amazing job... I can see that hanging on my wall very soon...
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate. I have a 40 x 30" block mounted print and it does make quite an impact on the room. Always gets a comment when people see it.
ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student Photographer
i love your unique style keep it up
r2on Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
I am amazed by your style, one of a kind and exceptionally good :)
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate, appreciate it. I think this is one of my best works.
This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on *Word-worth-1000-pics which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word : "SKY " :devart:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
Helix-FX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
wow the picture is realy great....i love the shape and the colours of your work

which program u used?
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I used Corel Draw. Just a lot of shapes with the pen tool, and many using gradient transparencies to create the highlights and shadows.
vlem Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Ouh ouh... It looks like the Dali painting with the flaccid clocks...
ramieidlby Featured By Owner May 19, 2007   Interface Designer
that's really cool , what program did you use to do this one ..?
cranial-bore Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
corel draw. It's a vector.
Kiriya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
cool shape! nice!
Kiriya Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
cool shape! nice!
BIGSHOT-0 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   Digital Artist
F'in awesome,question tho what size does you start out with and have you thought about doing a tutorial?
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The size of the image? Well it's a vector so I just create a 1.5:1 page as that's my favourite aspect ratio (has the most print sizes available). The exported image was about 10,000 pixels wide from memory (the max Corel Draw 12 can export)

I have thought about doing a tutorial for this sort of work, it might materialise at some stage. You can have a look at this image in my scraps [link] to see part of my process (although vectorism 7 was never sketched).
Basically the style is made of of heaps of linear gradient transparencies for light and shadow. Use a lighter & brigher variation of the base colour to create highlights, and black or a darker variant for shadows. When you think you have enough gradients add a heap more. Building the lighting and shades gives the form all its depth.
sushifreak Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Gotta love the blue and orange contrast... some serious depth in this for a vector... it reminds me of Dali... you have talent to spare :-)
Girolamo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
wowwww now that, is ART!!!
LDN755 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The thin black lines are a really nice touch,
excellent work.
72ppi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Hi ..

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CopyPasteRepeat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006   Interface Designer
You've probably heard all this before, but hey, I'll add my comment too.

This is bleedin' fantastic. I don't know if anyone's already said this, but it's VERY Dali. If Salvador had a computer....
Future-Art-Magazine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
You have been nominated towards the 'FAM Master's Award 2006' Event
- Vector Art category at

Feel free to watch if you want to follow the progress


:bulletred: News Article on the event: [link] :bulletred:

:pointr: *mizzdraconia
x4rsyzt3m Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
W O W!! :wow:
XntrX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
love the colors, great technic!

Captian-Deschain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Great vector skills man :)
noobas Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Interface Designer
Amazing work...
Jaffar666 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
really amazing stuff
cottser Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
Holy wow. This definitely deserved DD. This is stunning work, definitely my favourite of the series and I'm strongly considering buying a print of this!
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a photo of my 40x30" Print:

Not that I'd be biased or anything, but I think it's more impressive in the flesh.
cottser Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
I must have it! I just need to figure out framing and stuff, how did you frame yours?

Also, I'm guessing that's the Matte finish, are you happy with the look of it? I've never bought a dA Print before.
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, mines a matte. My pet hate is reflections on artwork so matte is definitely my recommendation.
It's also been block mounted with a process I think was called a "sandstone laminate". Basically means there is no plastic or glass in front of the image. I'm very happy with that process, the surface is as reflection free as possible.
Obviously I had the block mounting done locally, in Australia, or postage would have cost a fortune.

The dA prints are very good, you really see the lusciousness when you unroll them.
cottser Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
Awesome, thanks for the tips!
cycloidbeta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
soem excellent stuff here
UrbanCinderella Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
You have a very unique style that I love! The colors are so bright and beautiful... while the composition flows together very well. Congratulations on your DD!
dazyb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006   Digital Artist
I love this sweet aspect ! Very original and new. It reminds me Gantz design but it has less light effect and is less dark, and I prefer much more your style. It reminds me Escher too :)
I love your style ! :+devwatch:
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment dazyb. Who is Gantz? Where can I see Gantz?
dazyb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006   Digital Artist
In fact I've messed it up, it's not Gantz but just Gant.
Here is the inventor of this very popular style : ~mattahan (yes, he's on deviantArt too)
b1u3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
wow thats preety damn good, it really goes look like graffiti and 3d model, im surpised that it was vector. congrats on your DD too :D
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