A vector portrait ft. Saoirse Ronan
A vector portrait ft. Saoirse Ronan
Ballpoint on paper with black & white filter
Hi guys! How are you? I hope you’re doing great! If you’re going to ask me, I’m fine. I just celebrated my 22nd birthday last 10th of July! Wasn’t able to post some pics tho. I only had a nice dinner with my family. My eldest brother cooked for me. :)
Going through, I’m kinda loaded but still can find extra time to do and discover things I love. I just finished editing the annual book of our school in 2014. There were some mistakes in the layout and printing so a hundred of printouts has returned to us for editing. Glad that the soft copy of it was found and sent to us so we didn’t have to start from the scratch!
By the way, I am just here to share to you some of my works I’ve made in the past week. As I told you in one of my post, we are learning about how to vector in our CAD subject. This kind of art really amuses me to the point that I’m getting addicted to it. Lol. It started when our Instructor told us to create our self portrait vector. At first, I really didn’t know how to do it. I was really confused because you have to create soooo many shapes and lines and some of them are overlapping! It is literally such a pain in the eyes.
As much as I wanted to post and also include here the process on how I did it, I couldn’t. I forgot to do some print screen of it step by step. So instead, I’m just going to share to you three of the vector portrait I’ve made!
Here is the first. Since it’s my first time, you can see that it’s not that super smooth and there are parts of my work that are edgy. Hihi. It took me so long to figure out how to layer it. I mean, the shapes. It’s hard to explain. Haha. I also ran out of time so I just fill some spaces with colors.This is the second I made. Say hi to my sister! Actually, I wanted to do another one for myself because I was not satisfied with the first. But being a (weird) artist, I really couldn’t draw (or create) my self! So I decided to vector my sister’s face instead of mine. This time, I studied my subject and took a long time figuring out what to layer first. Heehee. I suggest, (and our instructor suggests too), it’s much better if you do the base first. For example, my base for this piece is the second color after the highlight.
My third work. Guess who? Yes, it’s my brother! I’m really planning to do our family picture. HAHAHA just kidding. I experimented some colors here, and searched on the net. I posted these two (my sister’s and brother’s) on fb and many people reacted. Hehe. If you want me to make a vector of you too, just contact me thru facebook!
So what do you think about the newly learned kind of art? :)
Holah! How are you Worpy friends? If you’ll gonna ask me, I would say that I’m doing good. I’m just busy researching and thinking about a concept for our thesis! Yep, thesis! We’re in our last year already and next year would be our graduation! Hooooray! I just hope we all survive this year.
Anyway, we’re currently doing something for our CAD subject and that is tracing / converting into polygons some iconic people, local or international. Of course, I chose Ms. Saoirse Ronan (again) to be my subject. Photo credits to Google.
Here is my reference:
Well, uhm, this is my first time doing this kind of “art”. A lot of patience will be needed because you’re going to do some detailing later on. Oh and by the way, you can call this kind of art as “Vector Portrait”. You can see so many Vector arts in the internet and this is only one of the ways you can vector some pictures. I used Corel Draw x7 here, A4 size, 300 resolution.
So first, you have to drag the picture that you’re going to trace inside the working area. Be sure to place it at the center or if you want, click the picture and press the letter P on the keyboard. It will automatically be placed at the center. Only the objects inside the working area will be included if you’re going to export it as .PDF. But if you’re gonna export the file in .PNG, you’ll have to erase all the extra objects outside the working area because it will be included in exportation. Get it? I hope so. Hehe.
After dragging the picture inside, you have to lock it to not move. Draw some lines (like the pic above) but make sure all the lines are perfectly connected for the filling later. Use the 2-point line tool for making lines. See the pic at the right to where to find the 2-point line tool.
When you finished lining all the parts, it’s time for filling!
Find the smart fill tool and start filling all the spaces. Choose a color that suits your taste. After filling all of them, you have to select all the objects and unfill all of it by clicking at the lower right part of the tab. Click the fill color and choose no fill like this:
As you can see at the pic below, the fill color is empty. Now, select the Color eyedropper tool and you can select color at the picture, and the cursor will be automatically become the Smart Fill tool again and fill every spaces. To select another color for another space, hold SHIFT key.
After filling every shapes, select all the object by highlighting them and click the outline color at the lower right part of the the tab, right after the Smart fill color, and select None. so it will look like this:
You need to be OC in doing this so that you can avoid mistakes. The only problem that you will face in making this kind of Art is when the lines are not closed. Imagine that, you need to find two lines that aren’t connected among many lines! Such a pain in the eyes.
Anyways, It’s up to you if you will fill the background too. But for me, it’s a necessary to make it look good.
You can group all the objects by selecting all of them – right click – select Group objects, then set aside it by putting it outside the working area. I also did all the steps for the background — Lines. Fill. Unfill. Fill again.
So here’s the finish product!
I’m happy with the result tho there are some part of the artwork that needs to be edited. Heehee. But for now, I’ll just leave it like that. I don’t know if I explained the process properly but you can explore Corel Draw more and learn something from it! There are many tutorials in Youtube too.
So, that’s all for today. Have a happy Sunday! ☺
Yow. How are you worpy friends! It’s been a while again and I’m not sure if someone is still visiting my wordpress blog. Anyway, I have here some update! Hehe.
February is Arts month so meaning… as for students who are inclined to any field of Arts, this month is considered as one of the busiest month of the year. And due to my busy schedule not just in school (blame activities and events that we need to attend huhu, I still have pending works/painting/research requirements plus final exams and presentation huhu much), I haven’t write anything worth posting! But I’ll try to blog what’s happened in the past weeks of my February. Of course, I’ll post some pictures too!
So let’s start with this poster. It’s for our short film and was made by a classmate, also our cinematographer. I don’t know if they will upload it on YT but I hope yes so that my friends from other schools can watch too! The truth is, I am so proud to be a part this short film (find my name in the poster lol) and I’m happy that many co-students liked our story though there are some epic parts. Hoho
February 10, we went to Ermita, Manila to visit the Supreme Court of the Philippines coz we’re conducting a research about it but sad, we only went inside of to take pictures with their logo. lels. Heartbroken, we decided to wander around Luneta Park.
February 12, some of my classmates went to a gallery in Gateway because our prof required it. It was entitled “Sining Saysay” because the paintings (made by the University of the Philippines Alumni) showed the history of the Philippines.
So that was it, my February update. Tho there are still 4 days before Feb. ends… and mi amor’s birthday is coming (on 27th) but idk what to do yet. Lols.
Til next time, worpy.
Angono, Rizal is my hometown, and since then, I never left this place. But then I realized, even tho I was from here and I grew up in the small but beautiful town of Angono, I barely know the place. Angono is the home of the two National Artist, Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Lucio San Pedro. It’s also known as the Art Capital of the Philippines and Home of the Higantes. I was so proud to live here and to be a part of it.
Last March 9, 2014, we did a little tour in Angono. We, fine arts student, were sort of required to come because it’s a part of Arts Month that was held las February 2014. The first destination was Angono- Binangonan Petroglyphs. It was not my first time going to there but it was the first time I enjoyed the beauty of the place.
We left the place before 9am and got there 30 minutes after. The ride was smooth, and I remembered some scenes way back in high school.
This tree looks creepy. But it was cool, too! It was a not so hot and not so cold day. It was just fine.
From l-r (Anne *ganda*, Lindy, Nica, Christian, Tina and me!)
I remember this cave tho. It was the same cave! (of course duh!) that I walked through with *past* and *present*. ehmehem.
We’re lucky that the guard let us in. They said they’re not letting people to just enter the place without early notices.
I learned things from the guard. Hoho. He’s the one who explained how and when the place was discovered. It was discovered, according to what i understand, by Botong Francisco while they were camping.
The next stop was in Nemiranda Arthouse and Gallery! I was amazed by the artoworks, paintings and sculptures here! I don’t have decent photos too and I just got these from our Adviser, Miss Maureen Bulatao.
Picture with sir Nemi Miranda. They have a piano inside and I wanted to play but we needed to go already and it’s so T__T (photo credits to Ms. Mau)
The next destination was in sir Orville Tiamson’s gallery, it was not far from sir Nemi’s.
Are you familiar with Got to Believe (ABS-CBN’s soap opera?) It was the restaurant and the “studio” of Chichay. The professor was also sir Orville! Isn’t that amazing? And the artworks too were amazing! I saw some painting that’s still not finished! Amazing.
Sir Orville Tiamson did some little talk. He gave suggestions and advices to us, on how to survive the “field” of career we’re taking, and how to satisfy not only yourself but also the others who will look at your creations.
Third is Carlos “Botong” Francisco’s gallery! It was my first time here. I was kinda sad to the fact that there are only few works/painting of the late Botong Francisco in his own house. They were only replicas and the true paintings are in different galleries in the Philippines.
I don’t have decent photos again so I took some from Miss Mau again. Forgive me.
(photo credits to Ms. Mau)
We also had the chance to talk to Mr. Botong’s grandson, sir Totong!
Lunch break. The original plan was we will go right away to our next stop, but unfortunately, it was lunch break already so we went to Wawa instead to eat.
It was kinda awkward to stay there as a “tourist” (because we’re on a tour! haha) in your favorite place. It was super hot that time and so we just eat and stayed inside the bus. Our adviser, Miss Mau, treat us mini siopao and it was really hard for me to eat it because of it’s cuteness.
When 1pm came, we headed to our next Destination, none other than! Tenenenentenen~
Camera’s are not allowed inside the gallery. But it’s okay, we met sir Michael Blanco, one of the artist of Blanco Family, and he gave us a talk too.
I look so haggard, I know. Haha!
Umatake ang pagka-vain, sorry. ^^v
I wandered around the place, and I was happy I could find a place to relax. Hihi
It was sad that I couldn’t post some decent pictures of the paintings but yeah, just try to visit their galleries for you to see their amazing artworks! After that, we went home and did try to finish the research paper to be passed the next day. :)
See? I’ve been living my 19 years here but there are some places i this town I haven’t went to not until this tour happened. I was glad to be a part of this field. I am seeing myself, 10 years from now, I’ll also have m own gallery and name in the field of Visual Arts. Yay!
There are two drawings in progress. But I still don’t have time to continue and finish these. The first drawing is for a friend of mine who’ll celebrate her birthday on Nov 3 and as a present, I tried to draw her. Pencil and colored pencil on Illustration board. The second’s a still life drawing, coz I decided to practice more in making realistic drawing, acrylic on canvas. So I hope I find time finishing these.
Anw, how are you Worpy? The second sem is about to start on Monday and tomorrow I’m gonna process my academic scholarship and enroll at the same time. Wish me good luck! Tile next time. Ciao :)
Our prof required us to create a self portrait using the painting techniques he taught us in a 18×24 canvas. The instruction is that, we should at least use 3 painting techniques and it’s much better if we can use all. The painting techniques are spotter, splat, blending, drip, mask, salt resist, wash, dry brush and water resist.
Me and my classmates talked about what we’re going to do with the painting. Many said they’ll use blending, and I said I won’t. But then, you really can never tell what will happen in the future, because I used it too. I thought about making it look like abstract but it was hard for me to do so and I don’t have my picture as a reference yet. And then I remember an old drawing I made a year ago. It’s a digital drawing and it’s only black and white. (below)
I decided to use this as a reference because most of the time, I take wacky pics of myself. It was hard to draw wakcy faces. lol. I can never be serious on cam. Smiling is love ♥
I was hesitant at first. Because I might not carbon copy the drawing. But still, I started drawing na. I created the border first, I used spotter technique. Then I drew the face, and then used the masking technique. Then drip on the hair.
I also asked my sister if she could take a picture of me while doing it. Glad she agreed. Hihi. And then after many hours of deciding what to do with the rest of it, using splatter and oil resist technique for the background, this is the result:
Tadaaaah! It doesn’t look like much as the reference but I think I achieve what I want to do. ;)
And oh, I use acrylic paint and oil pastel.
The following drawings are plates in one of our subject! And I am quite not sure if I did it correctly but here are the drawings. Some of it are kind of dirty because I did it for the sake of completing the requirements so… I put less effort. But anyway, I still like to share all of it and I hope I could get some feedback?
I made this (above) as example in UNITY (one of the principles of art, and again, I don’t know if I did it right. Haha!) but according to its meaning, “Unity is the concept behind the artwork. An analogy would be the way in which a conductor directs a wide variety of instruments in an orchestra to produce a symphony that is recognized as a single comprehensible piece. Unity is how well different parts of an artwork build on each other.” (c) google
I was confused, really, and it took me hours, and three illustration boards just to decide what to draw. I made a lot of sketches and erased it immediately. But I ended up repeating an old sketch way back in 2010 (that’s us, find me! lol) and color it instead. The original picture was taken in the afternoon but I made it like it was taken in the evening.
This drawing though, is an example of Emphasis – a principle of art wherein the artist creates a part of the work to stand out and get the viewer’s attention to that part. And err, sorry, that’s how I understand it. Haha! I made it black and white and gave emphasis to the red balloon. And guess what? It got the highest grades in all of my *illustration board* plates.
And this drawing (it’s Sungha Jung, guys! Haha) a kind of Balance — informal balance: Asymmetrical, wherein when you divide the drawing by two, vertical or horizontal, each side isn’t balance.
Radial balance, it is. :)
Another kind of balance, this time, it is formal: symmetrical! But as you can see, it isn’t really that balance if you measure it.
And the last, Rhythm and Movement. But it can be Emphasis too! Can you see the three faces? Hehe, if you see then good for you! lol. And by the way, I’m gonna post another drawing later! It was my very first painting on canvas and got the highest grade of all the plates I made!!
So anyhoo, I was happy now because I don’t have any thinking to do about the stuff that needed to be passed. I’ll just wait for the signing of the clearance and then I’m good. Partey partey! The first sem will be over! Yahoo!
It’s for our Finals and our prof required us to FINGER PAINT on a 3×3 canvas. The class were divided into four groups and each of us picked a theme to paint. We picked under the sea and tho at first, I was so annoyed because I thought it’s gonna be hard for us to find reference and to think of a sketch for our canvas. And to add a little bit more drama, the other groups have already started a day before us so I feel hopeless in finishing ours coz they were already ahead of us. And I mean, it’s kinda big and it’s my first time to use acrylic and my group mates were hard to contact I wanna shout at them for not coming to the groupings we planned to make our painting. -__-
But well, I guess the saying says “Good things come to those who wait” and because I waited til Monday and then we started painting and then tadah! I really loved the outcome, tho this is still in progress. Tomorrow we will finish this and I hope it will become better than this picture above. :)
So how are you doing, worpy? What do you think about our painting? :)