10.09.2008

arg...

So I'm getting into vector graphic design... and here is my first attempt at a human. Why is this so much more difficult than a cupcake or a kitty cat? This girl is a good start, and I'm not frustrated quite yet, but as you can clearly see, she has NO EXPRESSION. It's like starring at a... well... a drawing. I want her to be alive and have personality, expression, emotion. But I haven't the first clue how to do it. I'm not an artist. I'm just a mom with a hobby. Any suggestions?


17 comments:

Emily's blog said...

I LOVE your drawings! Especially the ones from during staff meetings! :) LOL You ARE an artist!!!! Don't ever tell yoursellf you are not. About making the human more alive... hmmm. I am not able to draw AT ALL! So I guess I am no help there. I do know though, that a lot can be expressed through the eyes... so maybe start there. and what is vector drawing???

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

I like it,she looks so cute, but I'm not much help don't know much about vector drawings, sorry!

Ms. Bar B: said...

I really like your work. She's not that bad, kinda has that bored-but-still-sexy look going on, lol. And your blog designs are amazing. I hope to soon be a satisfied customer.

Felicia Eis said...

Well lets see...(had to ask my husband about vetor drawing)my cards are sort of vector drawings being that I draw them by hand put them in the computer and then work with them a little bit but I have never been good at drawing people (believe me I tried) but I am with the first post the eyes and the mouth are where a lot of exspresion come from so I say start there.

4MalMal said...

wow i think she looks pretty good. Love her little kissable lips :) Did u draw this on paper first? You are very artistic and creative, there is no doubt about it.

Jade said...

I think it's really cute! I have not much knowledge with vector but this girl is really sexy but sad I guess.

I agree with all the commenters,You are very talented!

Carey said...

Lindsey - I think she looks great! I know that to make it not look as "flat" you're going to want to shade and use gradients.

Did you use a tablet or did you just draw in AI with your mouse?

See I know a little about this design stuff - but leave it to pros like you because I cannot for the life of me figure out CSS!

Lindsey said...

I love your style! I think you've just been looking at it too long, lol. The only thing I can think is that if the lips were smaller or a little different maybe she wouldn't look as pouty - but I think it's just a style thing. :-) So much fun, I can't wait to see what else you come up with! And I want to know how to do it... lol

Miranda said...

Looking good! I've been learning to do this too.. although not quite as successfully as you! :) You're doing great.

I've nominated you for an award. Visit my blog for the details.

MamaJoss said...

Oooooh - nice job!!!! You've got a good style going on there!!! Just wandered in today - love your blog ♥

Rachel said...

I'm so impressed and jealous! I really, really, REALLY want to learn how to make vector drawings -- lol, maybe you could teach me! :)

Kristen Andrews said...

ooh I love it, I am really into vector stuff! I wish I had know about your site, I bought a pic off of Istock and would have liked a personalized one!

Jade said...

Hi Lindsey,

To honor you creativity, I am giving you this award - The Uber Amazing Blog Award. Come by when you have the time to receive this.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

I nominated you for an award on my blog check it out :)
http://www.firefly-shop.org/

Michelle said...

I just dropped by from "Our Family Blog" and I love the look you created.

I actually think this drawing is pretty cute. She looks a bit like a deer caught in the head lights. :)

That is how I would look if you asked me to fix that?

forgetfulone said...

I like her, especially the hair and eyes.

Jennae said...

I'm a graphic designer as well, and I can tell you that you ARE an artist! I've been doing vector illustration for years, and I STILL can't draw people. Not to save my life! But you're making me want to pick up the mouse and try again :) She is a cute little lady. Her mouth seems a little taut, so try working on a smile. Easier said than done, I know :) And perhaps tilting her head a little will make her seem more natural than looking at her straight on.