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August 27, 2006
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The Wallby ericsalvi

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This is my very first work with Vector Gradient Mesh tool in Illustrator.

Original Photo [LINK]
Outlined Vector [LINK]

I wanted to experiment with skin using the mesh tool, and so I found this image and learned a lot from doing it. It took me about 8 hours to do, over a couple of days when I had time. All vectorized with mesh except the hair. Used a brush.

Since this is my first, if you see something that is weird or off, please let me know so I can fix it, if I know how to. I need more guidance so please tell me how to do something. I want to learn more.
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gamma-of-two Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Great skin tones, really good job. Keep at it, I look forward to seeing your vector art in the future =)
muzski Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing work, Ericsalvi. :thumbsup:
erdoan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
woow nice
MarkP0rter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
i think looking at this in chunks is the best thing you can do. like scrolling from the bottom to the top of the picture. so her legs are great and so is a part of her bum- its so photo realistic and a beautiful shaped bum but then the part where her bum ends and the back begins/where those know the connection doesnt work too well. you can see a big difference. i think you could just fix that if you work with gradients that just go from the colour of her bum to alpha 0.
Her back is great as well but of course you know the hair could look even great but overall it’s a stunning vector work.
ericsalvi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Thanks Mark. Yeah when I did this it was my very first attempt at using the Gradient Mesh tool. It is difficult to do with hair so I cheated and used the path pen I believe. Yeah also if you look at her face features and her hands it is very half as.sed. Well I am glad you like it. Now if I could figure this gradient mesh tool and import stuff to flash that will be cool.... now that I am thinking about it, I have never tried. Time for some exploring.
Mzatt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
GOD DAMN! thats amazing
mahoboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Interface Designer
good body, the skin looks good, beautiful & so sexy
thelonegunman Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
good body, the skin looks good, but that hair doesn't sit well. keep it up, i'm sure you'll only get better.
ericsalvi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
Thanks, yeah the hair was pretty hard to do with gradient mesh, so I opted to go with a home made brush. The hair is deffinately not like the original, tried an artistic change. Wish there was a gradient mesh hair tutorial. Thanks though.
FlowisKing Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist

^totally speechless.....


the thing is... i just dont have the feel on using meshtool.... dang....but you scored this BIG TIME
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