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  1. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    … working on the vector graphic of a grizzly, which I created based on a drawing found in an old book. – It is not my creative work; I simply use it to improve my vector tracing and tweaking skills. This shot is an intermediate result. Higher resolution you may see 800 x 600.

    Here you may see a screenshot of my Illustrator workspace with all the anchor points and handles necessary to be tweaked for a good result in very high resolution. Nevertheless, it is more fun than piecing together a puzzle and all in all a good »vector exercise«. SCREENSHOT

    The challenge is to tweak the pen strokes in a way, that the final result will be is as realistic as possible even in big sizes.

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    8 months ago

  2. Ven Ven

    Wow, very impressive remastering.

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    8 months ago

  3. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Ven Jandhyala Thanks a bunch, Ven!

    8 months ago

  4. Communication Agency Communication Agency

    great, how much takes tweaking manually?

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    8 months ago

  5. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Communication Agency I don’t know yet! it depends when I will be satisfied with the result of my reference size: 5000 x 4300. – But it will still take a while.

    8 months ago

  6. Lukas Kokoska Lukas Kokoska

    wow man, you're crazy :D

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    8 months ago

  7. Luis Lopez Grueiro Luis Lopez Grueiro

    so gooood!!

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    8 months ago

  8. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Lukas Kokoska Maybe a little bit! :D – I always wanted to create a vector graphic of a very detailed ink drawing to experience the limit of vector graphics reproducing many small pen stroke shapes. – I know it will be the size. I try tro reproduce the pen strokes as realistic as possible and to experiment with the stroke width and the white space.

    8 months ago

  9. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Luis Lopez Grueiro Thank you so much, Luis!

    8 months ago

  10. Manu Manu

    AWESOME O.O

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    8 months ago

  11. Charles Patterson Charles Patterson

    @Arno Kathollnig Amazing as usual Arno :)

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    8 months ago

  12. Axel Herrmann Axel Herrmann

    I´d buy a poster of this or two. Too good @Arno :)

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    8 months ago

  13. Carolina Kaucher Carolina Kaucher

    I found myself liking this shot before looking closely or viewing the attachment! Now I like it even more. I'm starting to believe you aren't human. I agree with @Lukas Kokoska, you are a little crazy ;-). Seriously good work Arno!

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    8 months ago

  14. William Dalebout William Dalebout

    Damn.

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    8 months ago

  15. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Manu @Charles Patterson @Axel Herrmann @Carolina Kaucher and @William Dalebout Thank you all so much for your nice comments!!! +++

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  16. Vanya Tarasov Vanya Tarasov

    Just wow :D

    8 months ago

  17. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Tarasov Vanya Thanks a bunch, Vanya!

    8 months ago

  18. RaitG RaitG

    looks good
    also want to see "the drawing found in an old book")

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    8 months ago

  19. Sophie Clark Sophie Clark

    Holy shit!

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    8 months ago

  20. Sean Sean

    This is amazing. I've not really toyed with Illustrator, only Photoshop. Can I ask has this been complete freehand or does it use a automated trace?

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  21. Andreas Ubbe Dall Andreas Ubbe Dall

    Aren't there programs to easily convert stuff like this to vectors? It should be fairly simple with the clear black lines on white background?

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    8 months ago

  22. Timothy Miller Timothy Miller

    Beary nice.

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  23. Gavin Gao Gavin Gao

    good~~~

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    8 months ago

  24. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @RaitG Huge, huge thanks! Find here the basic scan which I got from a passionate hunter and friend. He wanted to have it clean to be printed on a t-shirt. As far as I’m informed it is from an old booklet about bears he found in Canada during a hanting vacation. Source Image

    @Suzie Creamcheese Thank you so much, Suzie!

    @Sean Dear Sean! The process of »vectorizing« (preparing, tracing, tweaking) this bear consisted of different steps and isn’t jet finished. I started to prepare and tweak the scan in Photoshop: cleaning the background and hand tracing to »clean« the very rough scan artifacts of the single pen strokes with the on board brush and eraser tools (using my Wacom). – This was absolutely necessary to obtain a decent auto-tracing result. After this step I used »Vector Magic« for auto–tracing. Once auto-traced, I started to tweak the vector graphic to obtain pen strokes as realistic as possible – not too edgy and not to round. I need this »bear vector« in a size of 5000 x 4320 with nearly realistic pen strokes, but I didn’t yet find an auto-tracing tool which can bring me this result. »Vector Magic« is the best auto-tracing application I know. – It is time saving but it doesn’t save the preparation and the absolutely necessary finishing works, in case you want to have a good result.

    @Andreas Ubbe Dall Thank you so much for your hint, Andreas. If you know such program, please be so kind and name it. – It would save a plenty of time to me and my Dribbble fellows who are working with vector graphics.

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  25. Arno Kathollnig Arno Kathollnig

    @Timothy Miller and @Gavin Gao Thank you both so much for your nice comments!

    8 months ago

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