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Red Nose Friends Vector by temabina Red Nose Friends Vector by temabina
Models - My Sister and my White Cat...
I started this one after finishing bubble girl, as simple vector study, trying to make skin look better, but when I started cat's fur... well, it was nightmare! I will never never..well at least in near future... try this again - to vectorize cat! Thankfully I am still alive! This took me week or so... pure Illustrator

I really would like to hear some critique, because I am still learning...


PS. please - full view, preview looks terrible...
PS.S. I submited little walkthrough here - [link]

I am submiting this mainly because I really would like to hear what I am doing wrong or maybe some advice how to make things easier if that's possible, or what I haven't understood about Illustrator...
many thanks!
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michael0118 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
:worship:superb work! must add to fav!:+fav:
YAMARISHI Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I thought that this was a real photo at first great job!
BrageCa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Really great pic. I love how you made the cat :)
Stryker7000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
omg i'm jus scared looking at that cat~ great job...
lfuentesp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
:omg: That is so NOT "just learning".
It is beautiful, what you want to do, you got nothing to learn. Take a look at my crfappy vector art, or better. Not.
DaGoyaMan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Honestly, I don't think this should be classified as a vector study, You have a very unique technique, stick with it, this is a great piece.....If you would like my honest opinion, I would like to see more dark outlines on the whole piece, but thats just my taste in vector, I love OUTLINEZZZZ!!!
gregorydarwin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
yonihouston Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
amazing work on the pattern and on the cat's shading.

i should probably start using ilustrator 2.
Na-Ra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Student
how do people do vector..?
I mean..
...erm, I don't even know what I mean..
for sure, I want to learn..I'm just discovering ilustration but still unfamiliar with the tools and stuff..and I love vector because it look pretty cool. Maybe you can tell me (in the simpliest way) on how to do vector..(^_^';)
temabina Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
ermm, hmmm, I didn't understand vectors too, but then I just find out more about path tool n photoshop, in illustrator it's mosst important tool... well... you should read mere in tutorials section here on DA :)
monchuan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
poL pisan lah..
devrienie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
the cat's amazing :w00t:
he looks all fluffy and cute ^^
ementhal Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I love clowns in all shapes and forms, and this clown is beautiful and lovely and everything. ^^

Clowns without borders (US)
Red Nose Day (UK)
This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "FRIEND/s " :cuddle:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
sunshine547770 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
absolutely amazing!!!
ouijakid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
great work!
time pays off , huh?
cjames Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
This is soooo great! I LOVE IT! my little sister has that same nose! your sister reminds me of her so much! she's really are you!
hallistorkx3 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
the cat is in such beautiful detail! i love it :)
tartleigh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly cannot tell from this image that you are still learning. It is great, and I love all the attention to detail!
Soration Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Student General Artist
I am so in love with this's....beautiful to say the least.
The flower-pattern is awesome and the cat looks so real. Maybe you could just make the eybrows a bit more...realistic, and perhaps define the jawline a bit. Anyway, good work:D
kilxover Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
im pretty much retarded when it comes to illustrator (i use photoshop) for now...
my only critique would be mainly the blotch of dark pink on her cheek, it kinda looks 'too' red that it looks weird. that also kinda happend on the arm (but def. not as much)
by the way i LOVE your work :)
AnGsti3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005   Interface Designer
Nice Work :D I love it :P
fluxcreations Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image. You have done an amazing jawdropping job! :)
gmesh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
All that hard work paid looks fantastic! :)
you know, i like the cat a whole lot. the fur looks really good. a week? wow!

odd idea with the nose, but it works=)
quinton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005   Interface Designer
wow i love the floral pattern on her top mainly , nice detail !
reddiva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
that looks sooo good... love the colours and the soft look about it. the cat looks good too, i can imagine that would have been SOOO hard... hair is hard enough without having it covering a body...... u know what i mean!! :P

keep up the good work anyways :D
mellon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
u don't need anything else, I think this is perfect, maybe because I am totally a rookie on vector things a nd illustrator and I am pure shit at it I know. But I think this is almost near perfection.
pdtnc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005

its all good :)
AlviNem Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
i like sunflower seeds and andy warhol too
forkiu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005
This job is superb, increible shading in those light tones.
I have a question. The nose was part of the picture or was done in the vector piece as a graphic adition?
blindgorgon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005
i love the odd style

mondo props on the vector cat.
AMPenizer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005   Interface Designer
That rocks! :headbang:
Sick-Osiris Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
sweet vector. love the detail on the cat and clothing. sweet job
MisstressSkitzy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
Learning? SHOOT ME.
Abdulrahman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
This is very nice
I like it
Anitamariah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
So neat and clean.....
Ikue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u have an awsome grasp on the skin tones ... damn fine work ... as work the cat :worship: ... fur sucks and im proud of you for finisheing in a week
aksu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
lovely work. simply stunnig feeling captured here.
b4u Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
jaux kontrastinjsh!
yhancik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
really nice

and sweet and soft, it almost has a painting feel
which is kind of rare in vector art

binth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
AWSOME!!! really great vector, vector in cat is fantastic, is simply amazing.
shakeit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
ths skin looks perfect! one thing about the hair... normaly u can use soft highlights to give it some texture and colume... other that that.. eve the cat fur looks great! +fav
turn2002 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
wow!!!! this is so damn good!!!!! :+fav:
Mephisto-design Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
WOW, I am speechless. I'm just learning Illustrator myself and I thought that I was all fancy because I could get the outline of a humans hair to look half decent. Un freaking believable. Im blown away with this. You are a vector mega star. :WOW: FAVE +
Winshoe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Wow, this must have taken you hours to do! Great attention to detail!
jebadiah831 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005   Photographer
wow, yes you put in every detail for that cat's hair

personally whenever i have done animals, i just tend to stylize the hair so i dont go insane
mhamx3 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow this is wonderful.
one critique.. the red ball's shadow looks rather sharp, as if it weren't a sphere. perhaps, i would soften the transition between the midtones and the shadows. again, just a thought.
otherwise its yummy. yay!
the-pRofile Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
manaxmomo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
I'd say, it was worth the time :nod: Very well done :clap:
The cat indeed looks like a shitload of work :phew:
I'm sorry, I can't help you about the Adobe Illustrator that's unknown terrain for me ^^;
Anyways, great vector :worship: :+fav:
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