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Blue Boy

By xeophin-net
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I hate Illustrator. I really hate it. Yet it has those cool gradient meshes that make for great effects, but are themselves a pain in the a*** to use. But as Illustrator doesn't get gradients done by FreeHand, this was the only way to go.

The illustration was done for a poster. First intended just to show my "customers" how vector illustration would look, they decided that the boy was looking good enough to appear on the poster. So I cleaned it up, changed colour and added the final text in InDesign.

This is a version without the text and a slightly different placement than the poster that's going to print.

Original traced in FreeHand and coloured in Illustrator.
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SealedSun's avatar
Wow... not bad... the head is great but hsi hands look very strange...
xeophin-net's avatar
*LOL* this was bound to come up. Yes, I know, I've been told before: the hands look strange – basically because I got lazy and decided not to shade them – after all, there will be text and logos printer over them.

But true, flat like this they kinda fall out of the picture.