Artwork, Design

I have a post all written and ready to go…I just don’t have the image ready yet. I finally had time tonight to the get the image all set up, only to realize that I can’t open it with my program because it’s too old (my program, not the image). Boo! Next week, the mystery post will go live…with an image! Whoo hoo!

Instead of what was currently planned, you get…a swan! Why a swan, you ask? Well, let me tell you. I was searching through my files to see if I had anything good to post that you haven’t already seen, and I came across this swan. It was a stock photography image that I vectorized. (Is that a word? Probably not, but I’m sticking with it!) The picture was so beautiful, and I wanted to see if I could recreate it in Illustrator, and I could. Hooray! I was really pleased with how it turned out because it looks really close to the original photograph.

Being trained in prepress, I see a lot of people using fun effects that don’t always end up printing correctly and cause a bunch of headaches. So it’s really rare that I use many effects. But since this isn’t ever getting printed, I used a blur. Yeah, I’m a rebel. Watch out!


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