Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Taxi! A Girl Catching A Cab

Hopefully I'm out of the slump now. I whipped this piece together in the past day (on and off). You may not think I'm a good artist, but you can't deny deny that I'm fast. Well, I guess you could if you where determined to. We'll still be friends. Call me.

I like this one a lot. I like her look and the overall colors. This is the first one I've done with a monochromatic background. Helps the figure pop more.

5 comments:

Lud Hughes said...

Hi there! I just discovered your blog via DrawingBoard.org, and I'm lovin' your Illustrator art! I love to work in vector also, and I'm curious on how you like to work from a sketch. Do you bring the scan in as a template to work from, do you use Illustrator's tracing feature (I really miss Streamline!), or do you create a working path in Photoshop to export into Illustrator? I've done pieces using all three methods, and I really, really, REALLY miss Streamline! Of course, I haven't upgraded to CS2 yet, and I've heard Adobe has incorporated more of Streamline into this version...

How do you like to work...?

Keep up the great babes!

Cal Slayton said...

Hey man. Thanks for the nice words. I don't use Streamline or the tracing freature. I bring the scan into Illustrator, make it around 60% transparent, keep it locked on it's own layer and then draw under it with the point tool. I do each element separately... hair, faces, eyes, etc.

Hope that helps. I've been toying around with making a little step-by-step tutorial with screenshots of the process and posting it here.

Lud Hughes said...

I'm always curious to see how an artist works. Looking at your Taxi Girl piece, one to two days would seem to be the norm--between design, point tool redraw and curve management. Do you use a drawing tablet to speed things up, or are you a mouse (or trackball) guy? BTW, here's a link to some of my vector stuff...
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=12465

Cal Slayton said...

Cool! My favorite is your Black Canary.

I just added a tutorial, so check it out.

BTW, I use a mouse.

Lud Hughes said...

I was a trackball man until I broke down and got a drawing tablet a few months ago. Speeds things up a bit (being able to use the drawing tool)...

I'm lovin' the Buffster! I've already left word in Drawing Board.org.

Keep up the babes!
Lud