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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lagoon

Lagoon


Lagoon details - click to view larger.
I love the versatility of vector graphics. For anyone who's looking to upgrade their software, I'm currently using Xara Pro 7 (update Nov 12: I've upgraded this to Xara Pro X which you can read about here!) which is a fraction of the price of the Adobe stuff and has a really usable interface. Apart from the layering and flexible editing of shapes that vectors offer, using the texture fills is addictive and they can be absolutely anything. The water in my design above for example, is made up of layers using a photo I took of sunlight reflecting off a bowl and I'm really pleased with how that's turned out!


You can see all the other 'fluid' illustrations here! 15% of proceeds from Lagoon go to the Coral Triangle Initiative!

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And I especially like the photo with reflection. It's peaceful.

    Thanks for the tip.

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  2. I think this is my favorite - the water effect is incredible and so well done from that photo!

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  3. I love the shadows that the birds cast and the water texture. beautifully done!

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  4. Really like your style, the colour & detail in your illustration!

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  5. Great art...your colours are really very soothing to my eyes and I love the perception this great water colour art...you have got such a great talent...!!

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