Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Doing something in Illustrator

I've forgotten everything I thought I knew about Illustrator.
Trying to make a simplified, stylized copy of this lion head. I'll get it.
A lot of it is smart methodology.
Good exercise.
Got me into practical reach of doing something better.


Davis Chino said...

Working for MGM again, eh?

I've never used Illustrator before...now I'm scared!

Rickart said...

I think both Flash and Illustrator have some sort of "vectorize bitmap" tool. I don't use it frequently enough to recall just where it is either. It might be some sort of export function.

MrGoodson2 said...

I already autotraced it. The result is on the lowest level of this piece. I like Flash's results for tracing. Here it's just to have something to trace up and change as I go.
Autotrace also has a simplify that drops a scaling amount of detail. That can be useful.

Surly Bird said...

Looks pretty ferocious, Ellis. Cool stuff!

Tom Moon said...

Nice. I like it!

Davis Chino said...

I like where y're going with this!

Tell me this will be going onto some kind of trophy.

Davis Chino said...

And I looked at yr new Batman avatar...it's so violent!

MrGoodson2 said...

This is some brush tool, mostly pen-tool with selection fills.
The next thing I do will be pen-tool with stroke variety.
Got direct feedback from the guy grooming me for my interview to come. The tornado damage has the company and employees a bit distracted.
Maybe I should do a clean version of my Batman Avatar.

Saw several good previews on FLIXTER, a Roku channel. Flashy sci-fi, creepy horror. But what I most want to see is MUD.

That looks like it might be classic.

Davis Chino said...

El: what are these previews you refer to? A movie called Flixter? Mud?

That tornado stuff sounds very "YIKES!"

MrGoodson2 said...

Mud. 2012? MUD
Interesting about the movie. They cast a local kid from Gravelly Arkansas, where my Mom is from. He's apparently a natural. My Mom taught him as a substitute teacher. Said he was a great kid. But also the laziest student she ever had.
Anyway, Mom says the everyman review of the one local that's seen it calls it mediocre.

Flixter is a channel on ROKU devices. Streaming deal like a modem for cheap-wads like me. I'm so cheap I don't even get Netflix on it any more.
They show trailers. What's on DVD, Coming Soon, In Theatres Now, Coming to DVD. And I know they change as the time frame changes. The Tom Cruise Oblivion is definitely a more fleshed out trailer now that it has hit.

Got some other news to report when I get back from a little run. I'll just make a new post.