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jesus christ

20+ hours
adobe illustrator
it was our assignment in graphic design. i kinda disregarded the layering technique mrs. stewart showed us. i added the radial gradient to the background 'cos i had no juice left to make a fancy one right now.

i just kinda wang it.
original photograph: [link]


I LOVE IT ANYWAY. more to come after this, surely.
first vector of a person. mikamikamikamika

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EDIT: oh btw i used the pencil tool for doing everything except for the background, and i used the pen tool once or twice. idk if that's important
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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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BTRluv4ever Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that. is. amazing.
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Microfoniko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing! it looks almost like watercolors, you really really are great on this, mi new idol XD
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theunlikelynominee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is delicious.
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Zxxo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:iconleleleplz:
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:iconluisglauria:
luisglauria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
AWESOME
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pikajane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow, very awesome :)
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:iconashleyoung:
ashleyoung Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
no fucking way..
good jesus krista this is actually fabulous <3
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
sank yew ;__;
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:iconkahry:
Kahry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
ABSOLUTELY AMAAAAZING!!! Wow!
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Eek. ;w; Thank you.
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design31 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
impresive work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the-Rainbow-apple Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is actually A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! seriously... WOW :) xXx
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Thank you so much <333
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the-Rainbow-apple Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i actually love it! it's fabulous :)
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CrazyVeggieGurl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
If I had half the talent you posses...this is f***ing fantastic though. I absolutely adore it.
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Haha, thank you. CC:
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Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Excellent work… Keep it up!
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g00gs Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Live trace?
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I finally learned what that is in Computer Art last week and, no, that's not how I did it at all. ):/
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Zxxo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
What does that mean? ):
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g00gs Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
you get a photo, use a few filters to reduce the colors then use the pen tool to trace around each block of color. Not knocking your work dude, you can see the amount of work you have put in on it with a good result. I was just asking how you did it as most vector shape that I've seen have less jaggered edges. Know what I mean?
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Zxxo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
The way our teacher told us is to use the pencil tool with no stroke and a black fill to make outlines of the person. I didn't reduce any colors or anything. I did it as simply as i could, by just finding different values and tracing them with pencil.

This is my first vector, so i'm not familiar with much technique in making it smooth. I didn't really want to.

i did get lazy around the arms though, by that time i was pretty tired, haha.

Everyone else in my class traced little circles around the entire thing for each 10-pixel area so they look scaly, lmao.
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NexusLink Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I mistook this for an acutal Mika picture. You win an internet.
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
oh boy, an internet!
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AaniaMillaz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
This took my breath away. Now I have the urge to stick my arms in 20 cans of paint to see how that turns out lol. Amazing piece of work.
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Zxxo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Thank you! I'm happy you like it.
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JuniperBonsai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy fuck
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:iconzxxo:
Zxxo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
indubitably, mr watson
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obsessivekitty Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY
SHIT
TEACH ME RIGHT NOW. THAT'S SO RADDDD
ask him if he minds me stealing his bod for a few days...
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Zxxo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
;o; ty

i'm so bad with compliments
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obsessivekitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
but dats what makes you cute :3
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awful Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
i love this so much
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salre Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
beautiful
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
HOLY CRAP, you're kidding? I didn't expect anything less from all the digital stuff I'm seen from you before, but GEEZ, THIS IS BEYOND AMAZING! All those vector layers, in ILLUSTRATOR. :faint: Way to go! I know Mrs Stewart doesn't give 100s often (she has wierd logic) but you get a 100 A+++ from me. WOOHOO! :onfire:
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Zxxo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
thanks. ;o;

i didn't really understand how mrs. stewart and people thought it was good, i still don't really get it, but it's getting good reception.

-shrug-
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, you're your own worst critic. ;) Believe me, when I did my first Illustrator project, it was crap compared to yours. Then again, you've had lots and lots of practice from those iScribble programs. Wherever your art takes you, YOU'RE GOING FAR! :woohoo:
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Wicked-sweet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very jealous of your skilz
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