Some time ago I drew a kokeshi doll in Photoshop (my flickr photostream or deviantART gallery).
Today I decided to redraw kokeshi in Illustrator (vectors rule!).
I ended up with a kind of a gang of five ready to whatever it takes to … (up to your imagination, reinvent them-professional-selves included). Maybe it’s me longing for the times when I had a huge support from my girlfriends.
Below you can see 2 vector kokeshi dolls that you can download and use for both personal and commercial purpose (a link/tweet/digg… would be nice :-) (and supportive ;-) !!!): blue kimono doll and dyed hair doll both in compressed .eps files.
I like stamps. I had some fun. At least until I decided to experiment a bit with mesh tool (long way ahead to master it…)
Traumatic discovery: no command to remove gradient mesh (or am I wrong?). Luckily, there is a trick that works. Go to Object > Path > Offset Path and set the offset to zero. Then delete the mesh object. Good news: your path is safe! bad news: it contains some extra anchor points. (Here is a link to where I found the solution).
Together with this post – my vector stamps (an .eps file). Free for personal and commercial use. If you decide to host them, please include the link to this site. Enjoy!
I was actually planning Valentine’s Day not to be the main thread of my today’s post. But things changed since there is a new contest running on DeviantART. And it’s Valentine’s Day-related.
You download a template – more or less (there are some hearts) abstract shapes to be filled with solid colors. The criteria: (1) use of Valentine’s Day theme, (2) use of color palette, (3) ability to standout among other entries.
Who would not decide to go for a 1 lb box o chocolates ;) ? Would I (or is it a Fella plushie)?
Can you remember Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke in the striptease scene in 9 1/2 Weeks? Joe Cocker ?
That’s right. You can leave your hat on… It’s my entry.
And a funny thing: if you go 2 posts back, the formula of the DA contest seems pretty close to what the illustration class was about.
Coming soon: Something useful, downloadable and to do with Twitter (but not Twitter icons). Stay tuned.
Today, I discovered there is an artist I can recognize by a tiny sample of his work. I followed a tweet ‘focus on creating with negative space, while doodling…’ and there I was, taking an IllustrationClass. Created by Von. R. Glitschka (that’s the one). The idea was to fill some simple abstract shapes with whatever your imagination prompts.
He said: ‘be creative, push yourself and have fun’ .
I did: relaxed and doodled a bit (on a print of an exercise sheet).