28 October 2016

Vector experiment

When I was a kid, my cousin and I would make comic strips using the Fischer price toys we had as even younger kids as characters. It was weird and we still do little things with it now and then.

In any case the originals were obviously done before computers so they were drawn on typewriter paper and the text was typed out then glued on the images. Colour comics were coloured with pencils, watercolours... water I had around. Maybe were black and white so I used the new Super Vectorizer 2 to convert one of the pages then coloured using Affinity designer... sort of using some ideas I stole from Mike Luce who had a little live drawing show I would tune in to when he did it. He make sit look so easy... it's NOT!

You learn a lot more doing a project than playing. I think so anyway.  The vectorization was not as clear as I would like but since Illustrator CS5 isn't so stable anymore and CS6 tracing sort of sucks, this will be part of my Adobe replacement plan.

I did make me want to do more.


T' said...

Heh, Vince, this has been my workflow for probably 12-15 years. It's only 'easy' because I've done it so much. I also don't do that much with the gradients as that can be a pain. That being said, these are as delightful as ever, though preserved for all time in a way! I think I can generally get by with Affinity and SV. I even tell customers about them at the store. Have fun! The more you do, the easier it becomes.

Behemoth media said...

I found the gradients in affinity designer to be so simple it was hard not to use them! I know I will need a new laptop eventually and I am pretty sure by the time I get it I will not have photoshop , illustrator or dreamweaver on it. I might have found a plugin or two to allow me to even not have aftereffects and just use Motion instead. Indesign is really the last holdout from Adobe for me.

T' said...

I think I see what you mean about SV not being quite as good as live trace. That being said, I don't mind using AI for that one task for as long as CS5 will do that. I am tired of AI crashing and not letting me see my fonts. If those two things were not a problem I'd stay with AI. I know 'progress' and all that but having to change tools halts progress.