Vector Art Headaches

Not sure how far I’ll get with this but I thought I’d post it for the hell of it… Just in case I do happen to find some more inspiration or more patience to get it done.  I’ve recently been seeing a lot of talented guys – Jay (JDM EGO) being one of the first to really create inspiring automotive digital artwork. My knowledge and experience in that domain is so thin and virtually non-existent that it would take years to come close to the likes of Jay.

BUT – that’s not to say that I’m one to shy away from trying my hand at it. Since the days of JDM EGO art, there have been a handful of other talented artists that have come out and shared their talents through social media. A part of me totally appreciates the work that they do because it’s extremely time-consuming and I respect that. Art these days is under appreciated and in some ways, it’s dying because it can be easily bastardized – lots of copying, lots of new school talent coming across as professional talent… It’s not hard to separate the good from the bad, but it does start to turn into finding a needle in a haystack when you’re looking for good work.

But I digress – that’s a debate for another day. Ironically, this post probably falls within the realm of “new school/bad talent”. Back to the point of this whole post – I love art. I love creating art – whether it’s through a piece of paper and a pencil, my camera or digital art on my computer. I believe in being paid for good work – I also believe in “if you build it, they will come”. In other words, while I can (and like to) pay and support my fellow artists to create beautiful art for me, I enjoy trying to create the art I love in my own way. Here is my somewhat of a half-assed attempt…

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I took a shot of my car I took earlier this year and I tried outlining it…

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About 1.5 hours in, I got to this point. Not entirely happy with it, but not disappointed either. I’ll tell you this much – I need to spend probably double that time doing the exact same thing to get cleaner and smoother lines. Quite frankly – my lines are garbage in most areas except where you see straight lines. To be honest, after I’m done the lines, I’m not even sure where to begin with colour or shading…

Anyway, that’s where I am now… Not completely sure how to proceed so if anyone who does this has any tips – I’d gladly listen! My goal is to finish a piece and have it printed… When that’s going to happen is beyond me!

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