yep, but only just a quickie knocked up the other day for my mate Denise using the Unforgettable set by SU.
this morning, it’s all quiet in the house and I can’t sleep, so more playing with art brushes and vector shapes in AI.
This seems like a pretty easy shape to draw, but actually takes a bit of skill with the pen tool, expanding, outlining and filling strokes – also getting used to how things translate visually from my head.
I’ve been playing again and trying to get the hang of the blob brush tool – next time I’ll use a finer stroke for it – probably this would make a good illustrator cry but ….. baby steps….baby steps with this program … especially as I am also trying to get the hang of a tablet as well (mostly lounging in bed!).
This week at the Kingdom of Blah has been totally pants …… yesterday, 20 0f my colleagues (all friends as we have been there a long time together) in the office were made redundant, and about another 30 odd around the UK. That will then leave me as the only girly in an office totalling 5 – doesn’t take a genius to work out we won’t be long either!
I exported it to a jpeg and re-sized it in Jasc PSP, and it’s fuzzy. Not sure if this is because it’s going from Adobe to Jasc (possibly not though).
So had a go at exporting to a png file…… which is a vast improvement. I wish now that I’d put drop shadown on the wording, but that was before I taught myself how to do it! Also, some of the stars have drop shadow, and it was before I realised that there was a slider option to vary opacity and point – duhhhh!
If anybody knows how to lock the background layer to stop it moving around, please can they tell me – it would save me loads of time.
and for anybody who loves COPICs, it’s a great find.
Check out Melanie’s blog.
only problem was that Guy did some updates to the network, and we lost all internet connection – so he didn’t have time to install it for me.
So, I’m still working with the trial program ……. refining my ability to draw a heart without referring to my notes, and also vary its appearance.
This is the latest offering, which I actually quite like, and will turn into a brush I think. I’d just like to make it look a bit more worn/distressed on the blob bits.
Talking of drawing, Gen has just sent me a new design, and I really love it, can’t wait to get my hands on the final copy, and there are also some other fab sentiments on the way!