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Michael vector

This was my Adobe Illustrator class Final project.

I put to use a new featured I have recently learned - the mesh tool. I traced over a photo of Michael Jackson and recreated everything in vector graphics. The space background is also created the same way.

Because it is vector, I could blow up his eye the size of the screen and put in very fine details. I also wanted it to still maintain an artistic look, so some of his jacket and other parts are smooth, vectored looking.

Here is another picture of how I made it: [link]
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jeisongarcia22's avatar
Excellent work. I love it. I'm a DJ and would like to use your work in a mix video for my youtube's channel of related to the King of Pop. The credits and links of your space in Devianart will be visible in the video's description. Many thanks
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xXFluffyPachirisuXx's avatar
this is sooooooooo cute^^
Balron's avatar
The Dragon Reborn!
bluegirl546's avatar
It caught my eye immediately. Amazing! Especially the colors! :iconloveloveplz:
MJThriller's avatar
Why does he has green eyes here?His eyes have been always brown..
MJThriller's avatar
I know ,but he has this green eyes in the original photo too...
mattmcmanis's avatar
It is more the reflection of color around him.
smoky-bat's avatar
Ohhhh goodness, gradient mesh... that tool is funky. This came out amazing, I thought it was a photograph at first!
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