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#1 Generic

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:10 PM

Preamble:

 

So I've been thinking about making a thread for these for a while, but I haven't made too many, so I figured I'd wait. I still don't have many, but I figured I could update this thread later when I make more.

 

I'm by no means a good artist, and that's why these are mostly just traces of cartoons. The reason I originally started making vector drawings was because I really fell in love with the show Mission Hill, but since they only made one season over a decade ago, it was impossible to find an HD background of it. I stumbled upon this video, and basically tried to emulate it myself. The beauty of vectors is that it can be scaled infinitely large or small and the quality will never change. You could put a vector trace of an old cartoon on a 1000 foot tv and the quality would look crystal clear.

 

Basically, I scaled the images all down to make them easier to view online, but I could export crystal clear HD quality for a background or whatever. If for whatever reason anyone wants me to post an HD version of any of these, feel free to ask :)

 

Honestly, it's way harder than it looks to make decent traces, and to be honest that's why mine don't look nearly as good as the one in the video. Like I said, I'm not an artist by any means. But I digress.

 

A lot of these are pretty rough, and some of them are even just WIPs. Not even sure why I'm posting them. But here they are :D

 

Traces:

 

Mission Hill (Not finished!):

This was my first trace and the entire reason I started doing them. Ironically, it's the one I never finished. I wanted to make a nice HD background from the show (since the picture quality of the show is pretty low). Not sure if I'll ever finish it, I must have passively worked on it for 15-20 hours so far (spread out over many days). I kind of bit off more than I could chew for my first vector project.

 

Original:

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Vector (WIP!):

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Digimon - Keramon Trace:

I was just laying in bed a few nights ago and for some reason I randomly thought about the digimon movie, and I remembered I really liked the virus digimon at the time. For some reason my favorite evolution of it is the rookie form, Keramon. Basically, I just made this on a whim as a break from homework. Currently my background on my phone, looks bretty cool. Took around 4 hours total I believe. I might add a background to it, but the original background would probably be a pain to trace with the transparencies. The one in my avatar just uses the bad quality background - it just looks fine since my avatar is so small.

 

Original:

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Trace:

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Version Added to my Avatar:

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Trace for Coops:

( @Coops ) I basically just made this for fun. It didn't turn out great or anything, so I understand why she didn't use it as her avatar :rolleyes: But this was my first trace of a photo, so it definitely could have turned out worse.

 

Photo:

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Traces:

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Other:

Those are all the main ones! But I guess I could post a few other vector doodles here. Basically just some random old Generic stick figure avatars I've made.

 

Random Generic Stickfigures:

Doesn't look like a vector because I made it into a gif but... oh well:

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Edited by Generic, 08 November 2016 - 03:12 PM.


#2 Orochimaru

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:19 PM

LOVE the generic stick figures! Amazing! xD



#3 graciea

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

Yo, these look fantastic!! I love that Digimon vector; it looks so clean and sleek!

What program are you using to do these in? :0



#4 Rainforce

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:06 AM

I would say Illustration or maybe Inkscape?



#5 Generic

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

@graciea @Rainforce Yeah, it's inkscape! Basically just emulating the technique I saw in the video that I mentioned at the beginning of the post.

#6 graciea

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:09 PM

Oh sweet, thanks! I might try doing some vectors now, they look super cool. :D



#7 Generic

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

Oh sweet, thanks! I might try doing some vectors now, they look super cool. :D


No problem! It's definitely worth trying out if you're interested. Doesn't take too much effort once you get used to the basic controls of it, and while it's very time consuming it's also pretty relaxing and straightforward.

#8 JinxProof

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

I love that Mission Hill one! Let me know if you ever finish it, I'd love that as a background too.



#9 Generic

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:35 PM

I love that Mission Hill one! Let me know if you ever finish it, I'd love that as a background too.


Thanks! I'll let you know if I do, but considering it's not even half done I'm not sure if I'm gonna have the attention span for another 20+ hours :p Maybe someday!

#10 Rainforce

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:32 AM

Yeah, I loved doing this in Illustrator, it's very relaxing indeed. I can't imagining doing very large images though, I wouldn't have the attention span or motivation to work 20+ hours on it :p



#11 Generic

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, I loved doing this in Illustrator, it's very relaxing indeed. I can't imagining doing very large images though, I wouldn't have the attention span or motivation to work 20+ hours on it :p

 

You definitely need to be in the right mindset haha. I believe I was doing that during the summer when I had a lot of time and not much on my mind :p



#12 Rainforce

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:34 AM

You definitely need to be in the right mindset haha. I believe I was doing that during the summer when I had a lot of time and not much on my mind :p

 

Oh yeah, summer is a great time to do things like this, or any holiday really.



#13 JinxProof

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thanks! I'll let you know if I do, but considering it's not even half done I'm not sure if I'm gonna have the attention span for another 20+ hours :p Maybe someday!

That... is totally fair xD




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