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I favourited this photograph [link] some time ago as I was struck by the beauty of both the composition and the model. So it is with great thanks to its progenitor and fellow Deviant, d212 [link], who kindly gave me permission to render and publish this as a vector illustration, that I present the lovely Lane gazing a timeless stare across an unknown vista.

For those who like to know, It was created entirely in Illustrator CS5, using the mesh tool to the max, with minor support by straight line work and the Wacom tablet.

If you like the end result, let me know why. If you don't... keep it to yourself :D

Oh, and while I'm at it, here's a section of the wireframe for you to enjoy too... [link]
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:iconerotiquetales:
erotiquetales Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You serious? My English is bad but I understand correct this is not photo manipulation but is all done on computer drawing? Soon will not need model!!! All can just be done on computer! Lucky I retire from model already! :kiss: Yulia
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ANOOOP Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!!!:onfire: I wish i could do like this......:(
Its mind blowing!!!:D
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Anooop. The key is practice, patience... and putting aside a lot of hours to actually do it :)
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ANOOOP Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are great!!!!:)
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...and you are very kind :D
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:iconanooop:
ANOOOP Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsmile--plz:
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:iconleszekleo:
LeszekLeo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree :)
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:iconacurmudgeon:
acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Kent, much appreciated.
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:icondwarven24:
Dwarven24 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
excellent =)
great job =D
thanks
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure, and thanks Dwarven :D
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:iconsuyi80:
suyi80 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She sure is!
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luigirod49 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Man, the lighting on this is sick. Never knew the mesh tool can get this complex
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Luis, the mesh tool can develop a mind of it's own if you don't control it :D
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marshallpro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
HUH!! U have clearly out done yourself with the lighting and soft shadows in this piece!! Especially the furniture texture!! And also the girl with the "3D'z"...Nice!!!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Marcus.

That couch was a real pain to get right, especially with the changing depth of field on the damask covering. It's always nice when someone picks up on the finer details of what it takes to produce complex vectors that do justice to the original image.
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marshallpro Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Well to some it maybe "miner details", but the "finer or miner" details are the ones that complete the image. I knw a few people the work with vectors frequently( I myself,But...*scuff*...not at that level)and it's not as straight 4ward as some may think it iz!!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, vectors are seldom straight forward, regardless of how complex they are. They all need thinking out and executing accurately.
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Kapyco Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Sitting here with our friend and have to say elements like the shoes remind us of Jessica Rabbit - is it our perception or is that how the photo was. I'm really not sure about this perhaps the photo was already very manipulated. Your vector may do justice but doesn't do it for us. Sorry
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well I thought I'd let this one breathe a while as I considered the best way to respond to this thoughtful posting. The only conclusion I can draw is this was some cruel attempt to undermine what I am trying to achieve as a practitioner of the vector arts, or these words are the product of dipsomaniacal or drug-addled thinking.

At best, if you see traces of Jessica Rabbit, you may be experiencing some kind of macular degeneration, in which case, a referal to an oculist is imperative.

The vast majority of people who post here have an appreciation or working knowledge about the various artforms on display. This invective laced diatribe may mask some deeper seated issues that should be addressed through counselling or therapy.

The good news is, if you are thinking of making a career change in the near future, you have all the traits and characteristics to be very succesful in marketing
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful in Every Way!
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Todd :)
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes Indeed!:XD:
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This turned out nice. you even nailed the texture on the couch. Overall A+ Phil, great job
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Frank, good to hear from you.

Yeah, I got the result I was looking for, which was pleasing. It turned out to be far more complicated than I reckoned on. It took ages to get the necklace how I wanted, though it just doesn't show up here - and that couch sent me boss-eyed.

Here's the dilemma, do you produce true vector that works when viewed at 6000%+, or something that just looks good on screen for people to enjoy looking at?

As you have pointed out in the past, nobody pays us for producing these, so how much time can you honestly justify on nailing details that will never be truly appreciated?

Problems, problems.
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a fantastic job, I can tell some those sections were difficult.

I been working a lot lately, hopefully I'll have time to finish the vectors I've been working on. Anything you produce with the mesh tool is a true vector. I printed a few of mine out and they look great, but a disclaimer, the biggest print I did was 24x36, but it still look good. As for the time to justify, that depends on the person, if you have available time, go for it. I'm putting about 30-40 hours in mine going forward.
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Frank. It must be great to see your work printed out as it makes the artwork 'real'. I've been doing some work for a friend of mine and have tried to convince her my Ample Charms vector would look great filling her 16-year-old son's bedroom wall.

She reckons she already has enough trouble getting him out of his room as it is :D:D:D
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, that's funny. I wonder what that 16 year old is doing in there? Lol. Yeah, printing your work adds an extra layer to the work you put in, it's nice to see it in print. You should go for it, print it anyway and convince her to buy it :D.
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think she's settled on striped wallpaper :(

Which of your pieces did you print, and where are you thinking of displaying them - around your home or to advertise your skills?
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok. I printed my Unwind and Freckles piece. I printed them just to see how they look in print, that's all.
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isoal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   General Artist
Unbelievable skill...and the inspiration is not bad either
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sandy, I think being inspired by the subject makes the whole process far more rewarding.
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Shepperd65 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Rens, I had an inspiring subject to work with :D
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Shepperd65 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An inspiring subject helps a lot indeed ;-)
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Aplos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
and what a view!!
Ya know... when I enlarged it I said... there's something wrong with this photo... it seems too smooth... then i saw the category
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Andreas. Some pictures lend themselves to trying to define every pore, but the lighting and the subject this lent themselves to a softer approach.
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Fate16 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As much as I like the softness of the photo compared to the original. The deletion of her curly hair running down her back really kills it, but only after you view the original. but either way its a good alteration. Now just work on some of your own :P
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a subject of debate whether to aim for absolute photo realism, or use a little artistic license as it is an illustration, after all. After spending countless hours trying to get things like the material on the seat and the necklace how I wanted them, I couldn't justify the extra time on a full hair job.

That's where the artistic license comes in :D
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ocelot99992003 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice! with a bit more light play and texture to her ankles and the floor boards, this would be nearly photographic
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Tyler. It's like I said on Fate16's posting - it boils down to time in the end, so I have to judge what I think passes muster on artistic merit, even if that does mean forsaking that absolute photographic look.
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ocelot99992003 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I understand. I've commissioned a few sculptures and I've also photographed weddings. Both are not quite the tempo I'm looking for when I imagine art.
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proggy7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Amazing that this can be accomplished in the vector world. Great job!
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vector world - nicely put :D. They do kinda draw you into another dimension.
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
nicely done.
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:iconangstromalliance:
AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Tommy, glad you like it.
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And what a view it is.
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AngstromAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree :D
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