Media: Vector graphic
Time: 15 h
I like the combination of various pink shades with accents of black and white parts. I imagine that this signorina could be a young, Italian fashion model.^.^
This image steps out of line a bit, because there are no outlines compared to my other artworks. Here, just areas of colours are docking on each other. That requires a rethink when designing the image, because I can't lean on my lines, I'm used to. I had to make sure that the same or similar coloured areas remain distinguishable from each other (I resolved it with gradients) and conform harmoniously into the overall picture.
Another speciality of this image: The original file is a vector graphic. That means, the areas are built up of curves jointed by invisible points instead of pixels. That has the advantage that this image can be printed as large as desired without any decline in quality.
For me, it's a very different way of doing an artwork and that makes the work juicy. I have to use other graphic software than usually.
First, I drew a sketch of the girl on an A5 paper sheet and scanned it. I traced (not auto-trace but by hand) the lines with the program Corel Draw, because it works finely for bezier curves, but I coloured it in Adobe Illustrator, because this program does the gradients better.
I've a soft spot for the 1960's style, thus I used it as a influence for the background. I'm not sure if I really can be content with the outcome, because I usually don't make anything in this style and so I've a great lack of exercise and experience.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011