Last Thursday I had a paper due and a test to take. On Wednesday night I wrote my paper and took a few generous Adobe Illustrator study breaks, so studying for the test was delayed until the next morning. Productive studying probably isn’t realistic after 3:00 a.m. anyway. As a result of the study breaks, Tim and Emily now have faces. Previously the engaged duo only had torsos, and before that they only had legs.
Tim’s beard and the hair at the back of his head (which he trimmed on his own for a photo shoot with Studio A Photo) were fun to illustrate, as I tried my hand at applying the effects I learned from the grass tutorial to give his facial follicles more prickle.
After spending hours drawing my first people, it’s clear to me that illustrating snowmen takes only a fraction of the time while still providing adequate blog fodder. But the snow is long gone, and illustrating friends has a rewarding element that doesn’t readily melt. Hopefully more people are vectorized in the weeks and months to come as I work to show some signs of improvement.