YO MORE ART, and this time, it`s Moxxilicious.
" @Faint: I don't use Illustrator, I use Photoshop. :o I can't stand working with vectors because it doesn't allow me to freely use the brush tool, which I find essential for making quick, minute details like her eyelashes.I had thought you "inked" it in Illustrator. That's usually what i do and it looks about the same. The blob brush tool, since CS 4, has made this method even easier. Also worth noting that i use a Wacom tablet so i can vary the line weights as i go. If you don't have a pressure sensitive tablet, then yeah, Illustrator's pretty worthless for inking.
Anyway, Vector graphics are fine, ya just have to approach it from a different angle then the average, "sketch to render" method. Think of them more as building blocks of basic shapes (this is where illustrator blows as it's "symbols" selection are all clip art, you have to build your own set of basic shapes, i find a tear drop to be the most versatile shape). The idea is, you start slapping basic shapes together until you get a silhouette of a shape. Then, like staring at clouds, that shape inspires new ideas that you build from.
I believe they also teach this method in Art schools but they use paper cut outs and you have to form an image from the shapes they provide.
It's an experiment worth looking into if ya ever feel blocked or uninspired one day.
You and that other guy has inspired me, I'm also going to draw Moxxi. Though sadly I'm not very good, but I need to learn if I want to get those higher grades in art class ;(
I also need to draw something for this thread. But I lack the creativity to come up with something good at the moment ;(
@Origina1Penguin: As do I! Shame I have so many midterm projects to work on that I won't be able to touch it for a while. ;(
@1337W422102: The best kind of compliment.
@TheSeductiveMoose: Neat thread :O And do it! Practice practice! Ain't nothing greater than being able to create from your mind. :D
@TheMustacheHero: Pen tool.
@Hyperfludd: That is awesome and I wish to do "bad" things to her. >>
For those wondering about progress, I have one word for you: "midterms". :( I'll hopefully have more time to work on it once I get through this flurry of school assignments.
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