Tuesday, November 08, 2005

G-Mesh update No. 1

Here is an update to the "After" picture posted on the previous post.

The obvious addition is the bag. The less obvious additions are the many little striped located on her jacket.

I am still NOT done with this illustration. I thought I would share with you the extent of this project. This illustration has a total of 12 layers right now. This doesn't sound like that many but this includes 12 Gradient Meshes, 161 Stripes, plus numerous shading items. Here is a screen capture of the lines involved in this illustration.


Friday, November 04, 2005

Gradient Mesh

The art of gradient mesh is a new technique I have been experimenting with for a little while now. This tool is located within Adobe's Illustrator application.

I have been utilizing this technique in the reproduction/illustration of people. Gradient mesh is a simple but very tedious method of artistic computer illustration. below I have a picture showing my progress on a rather large project. I will probably upload some screen captures later on so you can see what is going on behind the surface of the picture.

Of course this "After" picture is not a finished product by any means. It is just where I am at in the process of the entire illustration.