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This Might be tricky

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by TheNoone, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Hey Guys,
    basically i've been asked to design a t-shirt with a very detailed illustration on it.
    The drawing i have been sent is very sketchy but gives me a good idea of what the client wants.

    What would be the best and easiest way to tackle it when vectorising the drawing?

    . A complete re-draw
    . Try and draw out as best as possible with the pen tool?

    Im just not really experienced with this kind of design.

    Any help is good help

    Tah
    Kye

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  2. dot design

    dot design Member

    Hi Kye,

    hmmmm I see what you mean, its fairly straight forward its just the time that's involved to redraw it in illustrator that is the problem. But if were me I'd draw it up in illustrator.
     
  3. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Put it in Illustrator, lock it, and draw over it with bezier curves.
     
  4. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    I have a friend who is amazing at line drawings.

    She said she would re-draw it. Do you think this would be the best option?

    Then just live trace it?

    Anyone have any tips on how to get the best results doing it this way?

    Cheers
    Kye:icon_notworthy:
     
  5. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    As suggested, just open it it up in illustrator, lock the layer then draw over it. You shouldnt need to live trace once youve re drawn it.
     
  6. LovesPrint

    LovesPrint Member

    Live trace is pants. You'd be better drawing it yourself using the pen tool, and using it as a useful exercise in practice.
     
  7. NeedForBleed

    NeedForBleed Member

    Also, just a suggestion, but you might want to draw the head and the body as separate elements too. I say this because, if you drew the entire outline of the bird, you're then left to draw the swirly neck, which would end up being an unattached line which may cause irregularities when it comes to colour fills. This may sound like madness or not make any sense at all, but it'll prevent you having to play with nodes in the long run.
     
  8. TheNoone

    TheNoone Member

    Thanks for all the comments!

    What do you think the best solution for the red inside colour would be?

    Draw it as a seperate shape then colour it like that?

    Cheers
     

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