Tracer

This Is easily the hardest (or at least most tedious) piece I have done so far. While I am very proud of the outcome I feel like it compromised my creative ability. The goal was to make resemble the source image and I certainly feel I achieved that. However this was mainly Just me going through blocking out values and then filling them with colors I sampled from the source which I feel really defeated the point of my artwork. After I did this piece I felt the need to focus on more original source images, colors and values. There was also almost a degree of guilt I felt creating this illustration, I think because most people assumed I did it free hand, which with vector art is almost impossible seeing how you can’t effectively sketch in a vector program or really do any kind of soft shading or blending.