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This design just struck me one morning while I was working on the Aboriginal butterfly, and wouldn't let go. Though I can't play a single instrument, I've always enjoyed music, and did participate in my school's chorus for awhile. More often than not, I have music playing in the background while working on art or pretty much anything else, and I have specific songs I can turn to when I need to set a mood for myself or pull myself out of a funk.

The design itself was interesting since I decided early on to play around with gradients instead of my usual flat colors with some cell shading. This presented plenty of challenges, especially when it came to exporting from Flash, because I used some semi-transparent layers to shade the headphones, and nothing was reading those layers the way I wanted (not to mention the fact that Illustrator kept converting the AI files exported from Flash to CMYK colors).

The background gradient was a sort of fun experiment that garnered enough "Whoa"s from some friends to keep it. Along with the copyright info, it's the only portion that is not originally vector. (If anyone has a method for getting that kind of gradient in Illustrator or Flash, I'm all ears.)

Programs: Flash for mandala and headphones, Photoshop for gradient background and copyright notice; Tools: Gradient tools, line tool, soften fill edges command, pencil tool

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XarliMarley Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dubstep and ganjah
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Varcolaci Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Amazing Val! Very good!! featured here [link] - have a great week!! :)
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vhartley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave and the feature. I'm pleased you like it so much. :D
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January 21, 2010
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