As you might know, I’ve been making Vector Art for a while (since 2004). You can find all my drawings on my Deviant Art. This Auriga Vector Art has been released in July 2008 and during the past 3 years, I’ve been thinking about small details that I could improve on it.
Vector Art consists in drawing lines, not with pixels like in a regular picture, but with vectors : 2 points with 2 curve tangent. You work with coordinates and tangent which means that you can resize or zoom in the picture anyway you want without quality loss. You can also edit the lines at anytime with precision and play with layers, transparency, textures without limit. I’m using Paintshop Pro 8 which is getting a bit old (2003) but I still manage to do everything I want with it. I tried newer versions but they felt really heavy and slow to use so I went back to Pro 8.
I must say that I’m not very good at drawing with a pen, I actually have no drawing skills. I do this kind of work with my mouse, I start with a raw sketch representing the basic pose and then I spend days/weeks trying to make it look ok with details that create the illusion of volume.
I spent a few hours working on this REV2011 version. You can display both versions and compare if you want to see what I changed, like the double right hand, eye focus, proportions, hair details, etc… You’ll also find some captures from the raw vector file and an animated gif that shows the evolution of the drawing as I was making it.
VECTOR ART REV 2011
VECTOR ART 2008 ORIGINAL