– Finally finished the illustration [ done entirely in Adobe Illustrator using the Gradient Mesh Tool…soft grain effect added to soften the edges on the image ] : click on image to view/download larger size (1920×1200) . Comparison of how it looked two weeks ago and the finished version (before recoloring effect):
. . After a few days of thinking it’s finished (and nearly a whole month working on it), decided to tweak the illustration a bit more….I’m thinking this qualifies me as the least efficient vector illustrator in the world… the other progress pages: 1, 2, 3, 4 .
– Working with Adobe Illustrator’s gradient mesh tool is a lot more tedious and time consuming than was expected, but the results so far have been pretty good. [ The last time I’ve used the tool was back in 2003 when I worked on packaging design/illustration…that was a lot easier considering I didn’t need to make it look painterly or lifelike ] I’m working on the piece from left to right, top to bottom. I started off with one large, […]