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November 11, 2010
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Stella by ChewedKandi Stella by ChewedKandi
A few months ago, I asked people on my Facebook page if anyone wanted to let me vector their dog for a tutorial. I got several references and some I used to practicing doing dog fur and another I used for a tutorial.

I decided to take it a step further and did a dog tutorial adding elements of the owners personality to it.

What's good about this tutorial is that it's a good introduction to a variety of tools including gradients, brushes, gradient meshes, the appearance panel, 3D and patterns. So if you've got beginner to intermediate knowledge of Illustrator, it's a good way to start with these tools.

The subject is the wonderful Stella, the labradoodle who lives with $chix0r :D - thank you for the awesome references!

If you'd like to check out the tutorial, for Tuts+ premium members check out this.

If you don't have a Tuts+ membership, you can buy this tutorial via the Tuts+ Markerplace by clicking here

100% vector in AI CS5 :)

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pixellorac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute little thing! :XD:

Wonderful vector! I loved the furs! :)
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
TOO cute!
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
wow, awesome job! :)
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
cespinales Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
It looks nice!, I like it. but, is not it too dark the little dog comparing the brighness around? it's just a observation. Nice work!!!
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the background isn't the strong point in this. Thank you :hug:
IamKooi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
I thought it was a real dog until I clicked into the larger image. The only thing I'd say is bring the shadows in a bit. The dog feels like he's floating in the air a bit. Excellent work!
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I know what you mean :)
catsan4 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!!! :la:
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