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Whisper's First Vector by ScislaC Whisper's First Vector by ScislaC
Wow is that a clever title. ;) This is v1 of my vector tribute to "Whisper's First Cover" by ~Faryndreyn. It was completely random that I stumbled across her deviation and gallery. I lucked out, what can I say. I did recieve permission from her to redraw this picture. Hopefully she'll let me "ink" more of her work down the line.

This was very time consuming to duplicate the original picture as accurately as I did. There was no "auto-trace" (aka potrace) at all for this, it was all redone by hand with the bezier tool. The only areas where I deviated from original lines was to make things either smoother or more mathematically accurate (and I did keep it to an absolute minimum). Either way, the creative credit is definitely hers. ;)

Inkscape - ~12 hours
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craig-smith Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005   Digital Artist
Wow, Fantastic Job!! This is a small detail but I really like it...the light on the lips! Well done! :) I think that is the only place you used gradients. It came out VERY nice. I kind of wish inkscape had more of a shaped gradient tool...you know? Like one where you can draw a shape and have the gradient work it's way to the edges... Sorry got off on a tangent. :P

The details are great like the insignia and the little bumps on the hammer of the gun. Sweet! :D
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Chromakode Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
Sweet vector, ScislaC! Good to have you back :)
The clean shapes and little details really work here. I'm busy thinking about how you made that woven insignia on the gun :D
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!

The woven insignia was tricky at first... the top of the 3 "loops" is the only piece that was worked one, the other two "loops" were cloned and rotated, tweaking the one to get the others to fall into place (well, line up anyway). After that, it was just some clever boolean subtraction tricks to the one piece and pow! ;)

I don't utilize clones enough in my regular workflow, that's all I know. =D
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graf77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
looks great!
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