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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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:iconspiritcatwarrior:
SpiritCATwarrior Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Awe!! I love him. :D
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:iconpixellorac:
pixellorac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute little thing! :XD:

Wonderful vector! I loved the furs! :)
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:iconforevercreative:
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
TOO cute!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmelissareneepohl:
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
wow, awesome job! :)
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconcespinales:
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!!!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the background isn't the strong point in this. Thank you :hug:
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:iconiamkooi:
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!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I know what you mean :)
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:iconcatsan4:
catsan4 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!!! :la:
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :Dd
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:iconpwnfuse:
pwnfuse Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Unbelievably cute. Love the details, especially the highlights!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Digital Artist
i really like the stitching of the scarf
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconassuvalover101:
assuvalover101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
so cute! did you paint it?
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No... I vectored it :D
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:iconassuvalover101:
assuvalover101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
ok
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, this is absolutely beautiful!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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:icondeviantjc:
DeviantJC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stella's looking good
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Stella got her vector on!
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:icontheartofdesigning:
TheArtofDesigning Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome vectors... :love:
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:icontheartofdesigning:
TheArtofDesigning Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
welcome :love:
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's absolutely fantastic. You got the fur down just perfectly.
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D I do like rendering this type of fur :D
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:iconafreemind:
afreemind Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! love the details! :love:
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awww this is sooooo adorable!! I love the eyebrow piercing...that made me giggle :giggle:
The fur, the pose, those puppy dog eyes, the scarf, everything is so well done! Just beautiful Shar :D
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The pose is actually from 2 photos and is still modified again :O

Thank you :hug:
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That makes it even more awesome :)
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:iconcherrygraphics:
CherryGraphics Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh its so adorable... =) his view is so lovely ... and i really like the fur.. :D
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D she is an adorable dog :D
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:iconpsychodiagnostic:
psychodiagnostic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
:) great work, and great tutorial, bigup girl! :)
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D have you read it yet? :)
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:iconpsychodiagnostic:
psychodiagnostic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
The tut on vector.tutsplus.com? Yes yesterday, nicely done, congrats! ;)
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh awesome - glad you read it and enjoyed it :D
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
ahh xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so cute awesome detail
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha there's nothing Christmassy about this :P
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:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
:)
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Awww! so cute! Fantastic work! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconhobochickenlegs:
Hobochickenlegs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
mostly good, scarf and headphones need improvement
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it :)
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:iconcrisvector:
CrisVector Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
wow great work.
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Cris :hug:
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:iconb-effect:
B-Effect Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fur are awesome! :headbang:
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