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It wasn't me! WIP by Tim015 It wasn't me! WIP by Tim015
Kiriban Request by :iconolavsson:, I hope you like :P

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Personally I am unhappy with this vector. Probably because it was visually better as a digital painting, and also its translation to a vector wasn't exactly smooth. Certain parts look odd (Eg. Eyes, Mouth, Ear) , so comments and suggestions on fixing these would be most welcome :)

UPDATE: Have added some basic shadows to get a better sense of shape, also thinned out a couple of lines.

Vector by :icontim015:
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:iconmastertrevor:
MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used and Credited! - mastertrevor.deviantart.com/ar…
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SilverRattler Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks soooo WEIRD. O_o
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TaigaLife Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use this for a wallpaper
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:icontim015:
Tim015 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, go for it. Link me your finished work :)
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TaigaLife Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
What is this not doing in my favorites?
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
sure it wasn't you keep telling your self that scoots.
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Razer1103 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Tim, I kinda expected better.
Perhaps you could try tracing the shading too, and make use of blur effects for the shading. Try to make it mimic the original art more closely. (It's possible, trust me.)
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:icontim015:
Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By that I mean show style shading, or like you are suggesting, a more painted look.
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Razer1103 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Go for the painted look. I'm pretty confident you can nearly exactly reproduce the original artwork to the shading, color, and small details, if you spend a decent amount of time on it.
Also, I like those kind of vectors. It's nice to see that vectors can be more than simple shapes and colors. Like this.
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Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a praticed art to get vectors to look like that, and I am slowly adding detail to this vector. Like you said, if I take a decent amount if time working on it, I can acheive a good result. Also I dont really want to add all the minor detail, but a good portion. Plus just getting the shape right took a really long time.
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:icontim015:
Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am definatly going to do shading on this one, as I have mentioned previously. And the lack of shadows wasn't born out of laziness, but more out of uncertainty of how I should move forward with it.
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Chiweee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did a great job, i still don't understand how you guys get the lines so straight and nice... Even i have photoshop, sai and a tablet...
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Razer1103 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Get Inkscape for vectoring (or Illustrator, I use that) and you don't really need a tablet. Use the pen tool, or whatever it's called in Inkscape and click and drag to create a point with handles.
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:iconchiweee:
Chiweee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thank you :D
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:icontim015:
Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I use my mouse for everything :P And that's one of the benefits of vector art. If done right, all the lines will be perfectly straight and even. :D
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Chiweee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thaks :D
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bobbylegs37 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You use a mouse for making your vectors?!
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:iconrazer1103:
Razer1103 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yes. Tablets don't help with vectors if you're doing it right, ie: Creating few nodes and dragging the handles to form curves.
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Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeyyep
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bobbylegs37 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh, thanks ^_^ i have a lot to learn with vectors 'o'~
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Xeregon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Well, the shapes aren't going to get any better in a vector image: the only way to change that is to add more nodes, which makes things not only wonky, but hard to manipulate. The main improvement you can make, easily, is adding shades. You don't need anything fancy, just a few basic strokes on a higher layer, either the exact right colour you want or just black with altered opacity, I'm not sure how that one works. I did the former on my Kludde vector, and it improved the whole thing immensely. Nothing with blurs, but still...if you're going for a painted look instead of show style (which this is looking like, but the original doesn't), your main concern right now should be the shades.

Sooo...I'd say make one basic shape for the shadows on the feathers and duplicate that for each feather. Make it a little bigger than the actual shadows on the pic. Then put a lighter shape with a blur on top of that to complete the effect. You can keep using the same blurred shape for the other parts, it looks like the original didn't alter that one much. For the hair, make one or two basic spikes with a white edge and again duplicate and stretch the shape as you need. Rinse and repeat for the darker parts of her tail: just make one or two spikes and expand it from there. It's a simple enough shape that you can add some details to it, just three nodes is all you really need.

I'd say shape-wise, this is as close as a vector is going to get. If you add the shades, the shape of the ear will look closer to the original without ever actually changing. Ditto on the little white flecks; you can just make one and duplicate it a few times.

But you'll want a second opinion on that...noob vector artist myself.
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:icontim015:
Tim015 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I was originally going to add the shades, but I will have to take a long look at this vector and figure out where to put them. Also I was getting a little tired of working on this today, but I will certainly revisit it soon :P
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Xeregon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yeah, I know that feeling all too well. Let it rest for a little while, see what the other (more experienced) artists make of it, and add to it. It looks great as is, but since you want to compare it to the original, that's the first thing that comes to mind.
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