View Full Version : Slammin' the guitar

04 April 2005, 07:50 AM
This is an illustrator piece i've been working on for a few hours now, I am really unsure whether if I should call this finished or if I should continue working on it. I've been staring at it for too long to be able to give it a fair judgement, does it look finished or does it feel like there's something missing? Should I add a background or should I keep it as is? Please give me your thoughts!


04 April 2005, 07:03 PM
Minor update, worked some on the amp, fixed some tiny mistakes and realigned the guitar strap

04 April 2005, 10:12 PM
Should I assume nobody likes this? :O

04 April 2005, 11:04 PM
Hey, this guy belongs on the stage! with lights and dry ice...yea keep going i say.:buttrock:

04 April 2005, 01:27 AM
Sadly, you aren't going to find a lot of people with real appreciation of vector art. I think overall it is pretty good. I think however that it is a little flat. Maybe its just my monitor, but It seem basically like just midtones and shadows. To give it some more umph, I would try adding some variation with some real contrating highlights. Especially in light of the shadow he casting on the floor and his amp. Good job though, this must have taken quite a bit of time. Maybe try utilizing the gradient mesh tool to get some smoother blending as well? Just an idea.

04 April 2005, 09:27 AM
could we see the original sketch/photo?

05 May 2005, 04:56 PM
Why dont you people like vector art? :P I don't even think this is very vector-ish to be honest, too bad though if theres some sort of we-dislike-vector pact going on cos its pretty much all I do at the moment, I love it :P

There is no original sketch, I kind of just started drawing what first came to my mind. :)

05 May 2005, 05:20 PM
UUUGGHHH!! VECTOR! (hack:: cough:: weeze::) ... just kidding. :thumbsup:

I think some vector art looks great, but its a "graphic" medium. Things need to be minimal and very well thoght out to pull it off.

Personaly i think this image would look better, and take less than half the time to just paint it in photoshop or painter. But thats just because of your style. This image COULD be pulled off in illustrator if you go back and take a minimalist approach to it. Look at "pop art" and "art neuvo". I'm not sure about the spelling on neuvo. You need to convey the image with the simplest shapes possible. Dont draw each little tear on the pants, just IMPLY them by breaking the siloette of the leg.

anyway, you got some talent. keep posting.

05 May 2005, 06:53 PM
It's "nouveau". :)

I agree that I think your style is almost fighting the vector medium - or at least, not taking advantage of its strengths. Your image is trying for three dimensionality and it's achieving it, but not as well as if you'd painted it in Photoshop or Painter. If you want the graphic look of vector art, that's fine - but that's then going to push you in the direction of making much more posterized looking art.

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