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Second Vector Piece ever! Woohoo! Small achievements *grin*.

I'm teaching myself to use Illustrator. This one has been in the works for a while. First off it took me a while to do the lady, (I know that I will come to love the pen tool, but we haven't reached a rewarding relationship just yet), then I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with her to make it a finished piece. After working on it this morning and getting it to this stage (final finishing bits in Photoshop), I'm still not entirely sure that it's finished, but I'm getting bored with it, so up it goes. Remind me next time to have a bit more practice in vectors (or anything) before attempting to do a person, the faces are so hard! It's also not a direct tracing off posterised stock like my first one was, so there's a fair bit of improvisation, which is probably where the not-quite-right bits are, XP
Loosely based on one of my characters.

(I wasn't sure about the section to place this in, I hope Vector is ok since it looks like quite a bit is in Photoshop, but I spent probably about 90% of the time in Illustrator, soo.....)

Stock: stock.xchng
Image size
750x1149px 157.26 KB
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SagetHollen's avatar
I... can't... stop... staring x_x
Tell me what is the formula to the full hypnose, please :P
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yt458Professional Digital Artist
Nice work. :thumbsup: Great detail and use of color. :D
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Yeah, hair and skin is very well done, congrats :) Nice use of brushes as well!
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sha-artsProfessional General Artist
I love the contrast in colored as well as organic vs soldid shapes...:)
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Jessica-JoyProfessional Traditional Artist
i love the colors and the design elements best, the woman works for me best on the right side of her nose over ( like if the left side of her was cropped out and she was rotated and pushed towards a border) i kind of feel bad giving that imput in parentheses, but i know its your early working with vectors and if this is you know i can't imagine how good you will do later.
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Don't feel bad at all, thanks for the feedback! Every little bit helps :)
yorunomegami's avatar
I like it, the face of the woman is a bit wierd but it's cool nonetheless. gotta :+fav: it
lunadementare's avatar
Niceeeee =) I love how you've done the hair!
Congrats on getting featured on DAReviewers! :w00t:
ZenkoAshikaga's avatar
great work and for you second that's even better :)
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mixmasterangelHobbyist Digital Artist
seems that you are improving your style! a fav for you.
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daviellaHobbyist Photographer
i like the hair a lot :D so reddish and very well done :D how did you put the ink spot in there... is it something that comes with illustrator? a brush or something? it looks so cool! :D
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Thanks! The ink splots were added in Photoshop, they're from stock @ stock.xchng. There's about 5-6 of them there I think, all different sorts. I'm glad you like it!
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DomNXProfessional Digital Artist
cool design and composition!
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