- ELY BUENDIA
- On this project, I want to show you my typical workflow when it comes on creating my vector artworks. Honestly, I'm tired of making vector portraits but I just can't get rid of it when boredom strikes. Here's my step by step process.
- First, Choose your reference. Having a high resolution photo as your reference would be better. A perfect photo by Mari Arquiza (If you ever see this, I hope you'll not get mad.) This is a portrait so you don't really have to think of a concept, but most artist think of concepts on creating portraits and that's way better than just tracing a reference to make a vector portrait. In this case, I chose the easier way without getting headaches thinking of ocean-deep concepts. :P
- Next, tracing or making the "Line art"
For me this is the most fun and exciting part of making a vector portrait.
- The next part is coloring.
On choosing your colors, you don't really have to follow rules. just let it all flow. In this one I chose vibrant colors but when you browse on my old projects they're not that vibrant.
- This is how shading and highlighting work. They're far better than just using a single color.
- Imagine a vector portrait without a lineart. o_0
- Here are some of the details.
- We're almost done. but choosing or making a background adds life to your portrait. but I kinda have a headache so I didn't choose a detailed background. A guitar head would do...
- Here's the other version of it.. I don't usually stick with my first choice of colors. Experimenting is still the best way.
- There it is and thanks for reading. hope you didn't get a headache after reading those grammars of mine. I'm not listening to my English teacher subject when I was in school. lol