Monday, November 8, 2010

Vector Convict

I'm not really sure what inspired this one. It's been a while since I did any vector work, so I thought I'd play around with my recently-upgraded Illustrator CS5.

Geeking out: the ability to selectively scale strokes makes the upgrade to CS5 completely worth it. Now, if we could only selectively scale brush strokes, too! (Yeah, I know, you can adjust the thickness by varying your pen pressure, but that's not the same thing.)


Tom said...

I like this one. reminds me of some of the concept art for the incredibles.

Are you going to post anything from the sketchcrawl?

Cara said...

I like the contrast between the straight lines/angles and the loopy ball and chains. Very cool. Oh, and I like his stubble. Haha!

Anonymous said...

hey sam - you might know this already but... your drawing made me think of it. i just attended the adobe max conference and i have this great tip for you. if you double click your pencil tool there's an option box that comes up. click on "fill new pencil strokes" and unclick "keep selected." it lets you move a lot faster and the pencil lets you have a lot more organic shapes.

janae said...

For the record, I have no clue what you're talking about. But this does look like concept art and I like it. :)

Sam Ricks said...

Thanks, Becky! I did know about that, but it's a good tip, nonetheless!

What I wish though is that after you create something with the brush tool you could go back and adjust the brush stroke's width with a little more control. Like you can with the width tool on pencil strokes.