VECTOR DESIGN – Kulot! (curly)

This is my first ever VECTOR ART made in Adobe Illustrator. It took me almost 5 hours (including the steep learning curve of drawing from Photoshop to Illustrator). This was a commissioned artwork that got canceled. The sad reality of the freelance art community.

This piece inspired me to look into the technicalities of vector art. I will continue to post my other artworks as I progress into this specific type of medium!

VECTOR DESIGN – Self Portrait

A SELF PORTRAIT!

Yes, that is me. I took the liberty of taking off some unnecessary layers from my face. The important thing is how I view myself (hahaha… self-love!).

This artwork took less than an hour to create from scratch. I already developed a workflow (thanks to youtube) that I intend to follow and improve as I go down the freehand business. It’s not my cleanest work, but it is the fastest. I guess there’s some advantage in drawing yourself. One of it is that you cringe so much that it motivates you to get it done!

SHIRT DESIGN – I Serve Because I Love

I enjoyed doing this project for a Canadian client of mine because it reflected a piece of my core belief. I am not just a freelance artist, I am also a full time Christian. My driving force in serving, whether in freelance art or in my regular work, is LOVE! The kind of love that is unconditional in nature.

My first concept involved 2 scribbled hands holding each other just above the wrist. I wanted to show a strong bond between two people. I used 2 colors in this piece. The yellow green hand on top signifies the helping hand while the white one below signifies the need for help. The rugged style showed the imperfection of people. The verse was given by the client along with the main words to be spread across the shirt.

The client want a more cleaner look and because it would be harder to prep silk screens with textured elements (harder but not impossible). Eventually, the client told me to scrap the whole hand thing and told me exactly what he wanted! hence, the 1st picture!

Weeeeellll, I’m not mad how it turned out. All in all, the client is still my boss, I got paid, and I enjoyed pushing myself to the limits of my creativity.