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angelica86 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
After I wrote the comment, I worked on Illustrator all day long and I think I am addicted! Thanks a lot for everything!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh not to worry - thank you for taking the time to try to help. I'll get the new bf to sort it ;)
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Sadly as per: the volume on my mic is terrible and I do apologise :)

Just a small tutorial of some sort to how a vector or a vexel is constructed and the idea of layering shapes.

A lot of times I've seen comments on daily deviations, my own and friends vectors/vexels stating they have just ran an image through a filter or they have just posterized something and presented that as the final piece.

This is to educate to show you how simple shapes are layered to produce a final image.

Image in the video is Faint which the colours do look different as it doesn't have the last layer of blue on top to alter the colours of the final piece.

All vector done in Illustrator CS4.

I hope this helps clear things up and educate people to exactly how much time and effort goes into producing a vector or a vexel. :) :hug:
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113gunsen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
oh your poor poor processor. i shudder to think of the loads they are pulling. how often do you lock up your computer working on a big project?
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: my computer sure takes the odd bullet for me :D

It never locks up, I upgraded my PC a while back :)
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113gunsen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
bullet my ass, more like hot loaded buckshot √
you should see tho old piece of iron that i do my stuff with. all i can say is that its free and i can tweek the hell out of it with the command line. gods i love nix OSes.
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chikode Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
this video was great.thanks for taking the time to show us your work.cant wait to see more.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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angelica86 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
@07:50This is awesome! I also use changing opacity of the layers while doing my vexels. I use Photoshop and I will start working on Illustrator and have no idea about how it works so I'm checking all your tutorials on Illustrator (you've been a huge inspiration for my vexels on Photoshop) and hopefully I'll understand how that program works (it scares me!). I actually want to use Illustrator for the gradient mesh... BTW, I love your accent!!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50The pen tool in Illustrator is a lot easier to use and much more flexible than the one in photoshop in my opinion. I was really intimidated by AI when I first got it, but once you get into the swing of things, you will see the benefits of it compared to PS :)

Good luck :hug:
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angelica86 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
After I wrote the comment, I worked on Illustrator all day long and I think I am addicted! Thanks a lot for everything!
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illegal-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
@07:50So to build up the shadows you use the same color but at a different opacity for the whole piece?
Is that what you often do for other work, or was that just the method you used for this particular piece? :)
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50Yeah thats what I do - build up shading with one colour and then use another then keep doing that :)

I do that with 95% of my vectors/vexels :)
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illegal-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
@07:50Ah, thank you! I'm beginning to experiment with vectors/vexels and I've found your tutorials to be very helpful. :)
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50I'm glad they are of use :hug:
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MarkPancake Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
@07:50So much help in 7 minites! I'd love to see more of these from you. Shading is my worst nightmare and getting the base layers of the face is just so hard for me. More please! Great job and thanks ;)
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50I'll be talking about shading in more depth etc... in my new set of tutorials - so keep an eye out :D
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Dusty73085 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
@07:51Wow, this is awesome!

How do you usually start your project? Sketch it out in photoshop first? Or just use a picture as a reference?
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:51Usually I use a reference image - although I'm trying to get away from that method and do reference free stuff :)
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Dusty73085 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Thats awesome! How many hours does it usually take to finish one of these?
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Anything between 4 and 40 hours :)
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MAHDYsayed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:50nice thank you very much
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50No problem at all :salute:
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MAHDYsayed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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BOYBOSS Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Digital Artist
@07:51arite, It did put my interest to watch the video!. ofcourse its vector!.

I am not a pro in this. I am still learning it. I have tried this out and i know the layering part of it.

let me tell u wat i dont know.

U dd show the working of the eye part. The eye isnt the same for all designs. How do i start with an eye?.

Hair?

Lips?

Amazing Job Kandi!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
[link] a tutorial on doing eyes
[link] a tutorial on doing lips
[link] a tutorial on doing hair

And [link] my collection of tutorials I have.

I hope these are of some help :) :hug:
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BOYBOSS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Digital Artist
good job, kandi!
worth it!
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BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
@01:08I know you have critique discouraged, but I thought I might suggest that you pull your mic away a bit. You get static whenever you speak. Awesome of you to make a video tutorial though!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@01:08The thing is if I pull my mic away you can hardly hear me... I have an odd microphone :s
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BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Filmographer
@01:08Have you tried Mic Boost in the Recording parameters? Do you use a Mac or a PC? If you use PC, right click on your Sound Mixer (looks like a little speaker.) When the Mic you're using shows up, right click on it, and then the Levels tab. Depending on your operating system (XP and Vista are the only ones I know, sorry,) you'll either see a box or a slider for Microphone boost. Make sure the box is checked, or move the slider up, which ever you need to do, and that should help.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I've tried to do these things but I have Real HK or something - something like that which is stopping me from adjusting my microphone volume :s
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BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
Weird... you might just have to check the Help function then. Sorry I wasn't any help!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh not to worry - thank you for taking the time to try to help. I'll get the new bf to sort it ;)
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chiarafsc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
This helped a lot! After completing my first vector image- well a long time ago (I got a lot of help from all your tutorials!)- this just makes me want to go try new things!

I really want to vector again, but I don't have the time. I really like the lowered opacity layer effect, as I would create layer over layer with colours slightly varying.


Thanks so much! This really helped me! (well- will help me when I'm done with exams!)


You are a HUGE source of inspiration to me :D
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Why not try doing a little bit at a time... who says you have to finish a vector in one sitting? You might find it easier to do a couple of shapes per day and see how the final piece looks :)

Thank you for such a wonderful compliment :hug: as always, if you need any help, I'm always here :D
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chiarafsc Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I will continue vectoring right after my exams- in around 1 to 2 months.
I can't wait! :D

Out of curiosity- are you a hobby illustrator, or do you do it for a living?
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh just a hobbie, I'd love to turn it into something more but I don't have any formal qualifications. I've done loads of commission work - but meh, nothing serious :/
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chiarafsc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
That is really impressive! Keep it up :)
It is really nice that you reply to all/most of the comments you get. Most of the popular deviants don't, and I think it is really great that you do! :)

Thanks :hug:
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh :blush:

I'm just as much interested in the people who enjoy my work as they are into my work... if that makes sense. If people take the time to comment/fav my work, it's only polite to respond :) :hug:
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chiarafsc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
:lol:
I really think it is great, and us fans appreciate it!

Some of the popular ones just answer the first page of questions or first few. Ok, I understand that they might be busy, but it is really great that you find the time to answer :)

:hug:
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my - don't say things like that, I don't see anyone as being a fan of my stuff, but I guess curious to what my next is? You're very nice to say such things, but I really don't see it like that at all.

I'm very passionate about vexels and vectors and if I can get to help people then I have all the time in the world for people :) :hug:
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
@07:50That was pretty cool. It helps to see a video done through Illustrator because I'm trying learn how to use that now. Thanks so much!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
@07:50Oh Illustrator is SEXY! I frigging love it!
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
@07:50yeah it's so much better. my only problem that i'm having right now with it is the pen tool. it's a little different from the one in photoshop. i'm learning very slowly until i can complete an entire vector lol
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh Illustrator has far many options than Photoshop - it's worth getting over the hurdles with the changes.

I look forward to seeing your first piece from Illustrator :D
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fabulosity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Yeah I'm looking forward to it. Illustrator has so much to offer.
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