ok... so i finally finished a work with vexel, which I just uploaded. You can give me your comments or suggestions if it's not a problem for you. Since it is my first time doing this, I decided to start with a very basic b&w picture. Now that I know (more or less) how things work with vexel, for sure I will start doing a picture following your tutorial with color.... *** dying to start soon***... Have a nice day or night!
I dont paint the hair.. I only paint the hair top block it in. If you read the entire tutorial, after I block in the hair. I draw each strand of hair on top and apply a stroke to it. The under-painted hair just fills in the gaps that I miss. Or you could just draw one big vector shape that sits below the hair strands and fills it in with an overall color as well. I just prefer blocking it in with a brush. Unless you REALLY want to draw EVERY strand of hair. Trust me, even just drawing 300-400 strands takes time
I'm not asking why you would paint every hair strand. I'm asking why you don't vector the hair like you do the face. It would be just as simple to block in an area using the pen tool as it would using a paint brush. Why make it a vexel when you can stick with the pen tool and have a vector?
Also, why do you delete the paths after you make the shapes? That, too, I believe, keeps it from being a genuine vector.
Drawing the hair strands as a work path allows you to apply a brush stroke to the path. The benefit is that you can use the apply pressure command to taper the end. I delete the path when I am done because its not useful once its stroked, and I dont want to keep selecting it by accident. Its just a personal preference to do hair this way because I like the way the ends look Im not concerned with whether its traditional or not, as an illustrator Im just going for a look that Im trying to capture.. shrugs.
Ok, fair enough. I just prefer the unlimited resolution of vectors and personally wouldn't want to go to such lengths and abandon that flexibility, so I was curious as to why you would. Thanks for the input.
Im already printing illustrations at a high resolution and unlike a true vector image, I dont need to be able to resize them later. You can see the same thing on the vexel I have of the boy, I used a custom brush for the texture of his hat to get the effect I wanted rather then for resolution reasons although I also have some true vectors in my gallery ( cherry red for one).
I shall show you when Im done Im really looking though that when I finish the vector to give it a smooth appeal, like yours do you have msn? Id love to share techniques with you, im decent with my vectors considering I only have used PS CS not ILLY yet and Im sure I could help you with stuff as much as you could help me with vexeling and digi paintings....