Thursday, 5 December 2013

A Long (and Fulfilling) Week of Illustrator

but I got there eventually...

So, still in the middle of that background project I mentioned before. Last week however, was all about familiarising ourselves with Illustrator. Way back two weeks ago when I was an uneducated peasant in the ways of Illustrator I thought 'oh, its like Photoshop but without pixels'. Except it turns out, no, its not. Definitely not. It took me a while to get used to how un-Photoshop-like it is but once I got the hang of it, I decided I will be crying when my trial version ends. Sobbing, really.
After getting used to the program, we had to create our own background. I tested out a few backgrounds that I wasn't very happy with but this is my final Dungeon/Tomb that I'm quite happy with. I'm not too sure about the light of the candles but at this point in time, me and gradients on Illustrator are not simpatico. When I've had some more practice that will be the first thing I change.
I was in a bit of a dark, pirate/adventure mood. I particularly liked creating the tombstone and the shiny jewellery at the front. I'm like a magpie.
And lastly, in the spirit of all things cold and Christmas-y, here is a penguin.

Because I can.

Until next time!

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