Document Size 24" x 36"
Using Illustrator you will create a portrait using vector tools. You can use a photograph as a basis for your artwork. Consider drawing from a photograph & then scanning the sketch as the basis of your illustration or using Photoshop to alter or distort your photograph.
To complete this project you will determine a method and create your own illustrative style to create your original work of art. You may trace the photograph or create your portrait based off of a drawing you make from an image... remember the more you change the image the more original it will be.
The process of going from drawing to Vector Illustration - Putting it all together
Here are some tutorials to get you started, they vary in degrees of difficulty so pick a method you think you will be successful in completing.
- Vector Stylized Portrait
- Pop Art Inspired Vector Self Portrait
- Monochrome Vector Portrait
- Retro Style Portrait
- Geometric WPAP Vector Portrait
- Low-Poly Portrait
Tools you may want to use to alter your photo first:
Posterizing an image
Levels to add contrast
Levels to add Contrast 2
Keep in mind you should make mistakes along the way... that is normal, just go back a few steps and try again or 'make it work!'