Journal #7717

Posted 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:11:17 UTC
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
I never knew making vectors and coloring could be so much fun!

Don't know how many of you guys are artists, but this but its just too damn fun! These are traces of much smaller images, with a minor modifications.
Here are some of the vectors i made:

My first ever vector:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54462712/Nicolefull.png
Could have been done MUCH better, but what can you do, i think its pretty good for a thing i did in 20 minutes, first time ever using the tools, fighting with them cause i had no idea how the freaking hell do they work, and coloring in PS.

My second vector, that actually looks like something! :o
http://n-i-k-o-l-a.deviantart.com/art/Nicole-Watterson-293145668
This was done in around 30 minutes, the out lines than coloring and some modification in PS. I was pretty pleased on how it turned out, almost identical! (Error at the badge and at her skirt)

My third vector, and the one i did the most:
http://n-i-k-o-l-a.deviantart.com/art/Charle-pissed-off-293766982
It took me 3 hours to get this one just right (with a few errors). The eyes took most of my time, UGH, eyes why you so hard to draw properly! I am happy how this one turned out, and I'm definitely going to make more!

I learned how to use most major tools to draw lines the way i want to and to manipulate the colors. Still a bit lame when it comes to the brush tool, cant draw shit with this so called LASER X7 mouse.
I must get me a tablet...

8 Comments

Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:21:32 UTC Comment #66543
Nice! I tried InkScape a while a go too, but I'm too enthusiastic about drawing vector images.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:25:20 UTC Comment #66544
Thanks! I am using Illustrator, ive heard many good thins about InkScape, but i already have this :P

I guess you should try drawing some hand drawings and then vectorising them and coloring, that should be interesting, i am also doing this :D
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:44:04 UTC Comment #66540
They're definitely getting exponentially better over time, even if they're traces.
I cringed at that first one, but the third one is pretty great :)

I'd also recommend making vectors with "double lines" instead of one line that follows the outline.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:52:29 UTC Comment #66545
Thanks a lot! It got much better once i learned how to use the tools the right way, and not fight around with them :)

This is the image the 3rd one is based on:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54462712/Pissed_Charle.jpg

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Double lines?
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 20:55:39 UTC Comment #66541
I mean drawing 2 vector lines at both edges of a black line that you're tracing, then using the fill tool to fill in the space in between. This is opposed to drawing one vector line that follows your outline, then using the stroke tool to trace.
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 21:00:04 UTC Comment #66546
Oh i see what you mean, that would definitely give the out lines a more powerful/better look. But it would have been a bit hard to trace with double lines in such a small image, if you ask me...

Thanks for the tip :)
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-02 21:48:11 UTC Comment #66542
Just zoom in and keep an idea of how thick the line is supposed to be :)
Commented 7 years ago2012-04-03 09:53:50 UTC Comment #66547
Got it! I will try that on this image im planning to do next :)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54462712/640px-Charle%2C_the_Princess_of_the_Exceeds.jpg

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