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Black Panther

By frankwyte81
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Vector of a panther. I played around with the hair brushes, I might have went a little overboard but I like the results. Let me know what you think.

Software: Illustrator CS6
Effects and Tools: Gradient Mesh tool, pen tool, vector hair brushes, blur tool

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© 2016 - 2021 frankwyte81
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MoonFlareForest's avatar
I want a panther as a pet! More or less just a woodland buddy
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Absolutly PHANTASTIC, I am impressed. Great Job Dude.
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one word! GORGEOUS!!!!
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Oh my gosh this is so photo realistic. It's such a beautiful animal and I love the composition.
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I appreciate the kind words and I'm glad you like it. It was a difficult piece to create, but it came along in the end.
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Hi Frank, that's just stunning! Your talents and techniques just keep on improving.

Admiration and respect to you ;)
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Thanks bud, I appreciate it, it's been a while since I heard from you. I had to hide a lot mistakes on this one, I was a little rusty, lol.
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Meshing was driving me cross-eyed and a little mad, so I haven't done any for ages.

I'm quite active on 99designs these days and posted some of my vector work on the forums there. People were wowed and wanted to know how on earth they were created, at which point I always gave you credit for getting me started thanks to your online tutorials. I hope some of them took the plunge and helped boost your viewing figures :)

Great to hear from you again, Frank. Hope you and yours are all keeping well.

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Phil, I appreciate the credit, I was reading a vector blog interview that you did a while back and I saw you credited me. I was happy you got the chance to showcase your work on there, that was awesome. I do appreciate your acknowledgement of my work and my inspiration to you.

But meshing does have a way of driving you to the brink of insanity, lol. I will have to check out your work on 99designs as well. It's great to hear from you as well. I'll try to be better in staying in touch. Take care Phil.
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My pleasure Frank, you made meshing viable and accessible with your willingness to share via your videos, and that was always going to be reflected if anyone asked me how I got into it. I'd been in a bit of a bad place and fallen completely out of love with design work. It was a fascination with watching how you created such magnificent pieces that got me back in the saddle, or should that be back on my mouse?

Following mesh madness, I kinda went back to my first love of cartooning and tried to impose the joy of them in logo form to a mostly unappreciative audience who prefer to play safe with generic designs that have been done a million times before... but those who get it tend to love them so they make the process worthwhile. If only anyone had been prepared to pay $$$$$ for bespoke mesh work :)

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I'm glad you're back in the saddle. We sometimes fall on hard times and I'm glad you made it out of that situation and bounced back. Design can be tough and even harder to motivate yourself when you're work isn't appreciated as much as it should be. We will have our days and I'll time will come, Phil. By the way, those Steelers did good over Thanksgiving weekend, I'm checking theming out, lol. Take care buddy. 
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Thanks Frank, The Steelers are all over the place this season, one minute they look world beaters and the next they look like they couldn't beat an egg! I saw a good chunk of that game and your win over Arizona as we get pretty good coverage of the NFL in the UK. Every time I see Matt Ryan play it reminds me how your illustration inspired me to have a bash at Heinz Ward :)
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Phil, your Steelers looked good over the weekend, one step closer to the Super Bowl. I didn't realize they aired the games across the pond. I know the NFL is making a big push to get the sport to an international market, but that's cool you get to watch the games. Matt Ryan has looked good this year, he might be the NFL's MVP, we'll see soon though. We have to beat Seattle this weekend, I think we'll be fine. I'll keep an eye on them Steelers and pray for my Falcons for me.
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seba6priest's avatar
Wow!!! it's a photo, i like.
I hope you like it
cmcougar's avatar
When I first saw this I thought it was a photo!
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Bagheera lying on the tree and doing nothing XD. 

This picture is sure awesome XD
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Good one, lol! I'm glad you like it!
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yeah I do I like Black panthers XD
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