Illustration - Vector Art

July 24, 2012
Been interested in digital painting for a long time, I always was fascinated by the great illustrations that some artists such as Marta DahligLinda BergvistFrederic St-Arnaud or Raphael Lacoste make, but was hesitant to try it. I love the organic feeling of paper, paint and canvas so much that thinking of creating a piece without that feeling was hard for me to imagine. 

Well, I was wrong :) many of the digital paintings and illustrations can be and are made or initiated by the traditional painting or drawing and then transferred, modified or enhanced by digital tools such as Photoshop or Illustrator (of course this entirely depends on the artist).

Knowing this made me more willing to try and enter the digi-painting world! not that I am going to stay there for ever and never look back....not at all, but maybe just more visits than before :P 

My first attempt in digi painting took me along time, from initial thinking of a subject to learning the basics of Illustrator and then finishing the piece. Although I am quite good at Photoshop, but Illustrator is quiet different and is mainly used for this painting, So I had to come up with a subject achievable with my level of experience.

I started with a sketch and kept modifying it until I was happy, Then inked all the drawing, imported it to photoshop, cleaned it up a bit and finally transferred it to illustrator to vectorize and colour the whole thing. 


Initial Drawing
and I think I'm going to call it "The Mushroom Land" :)
Final image

..... Let me know what you think of this piece?  

Hugs,


1 comment on "Illustration - Vector Art"
  1. Looks great. You are good in creating vector. I am working for www.cannypic.com. What software are you using for your graphic? Illustrator or corel draw?

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