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    The Life Of a *VECTOR* Artist...

    Hey Guys and Gals,

    I have been a long time admirer of the site and all the uber talented artist within. I am a Graphic Illustrator by trade and own a little sign shop on the Big island of Hawaii.

    I haven't seen many Vector Artist on the site so I thought I would try to motivate my self by doing a vector sketch a day. I welcome any comments, critiques or insights that you might have.

    Mahalo (thank you) for all the inspiration, and hopefully I can do the same for you.

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    Here is day 1 and the first vector sketch. It's a Ying Yang Turtle concept with a slight Asian flare. Again any and all comments are welcome.

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    Bolo welcome to CA! Great start to your sketchbook. I have always admired vector art, but am not quite confident or skilled enough (yet) to try my hand at it. But it is without a doubt one of the mediums that inspires me and that I aspire to. The first piece u posted is beautiful. I am glad I logged on in time to find it!

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    Day 2

    Here we go day 2, Nine tailed fox with sakura (cherry blossoms) background.

    *Thanks Perma, My advice to you is to pick a medium you excel at and and just have fun with everything else.

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    I page from my sketch book. Done in a blue ball point pen. Devil is for a biker club logo I am working on.

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    WOW! Your stuff is amazing...Ive been waiting for someone to post vector art, its something I am interested in learning.

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    your yin/yang turtle design is very nice! i like the sharp edges and the sleekness of the design. also the colors are well done, they work well together and dont over power each other, good job

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    Skull Rose

    Found this while cleaning out my computer. An hour study with digital oils in painter I did about 3 years ago.

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    Day 3

    Working on day 3. Here is a stylized simple phoenix design. with some Uchiwa fans in the BG. I should tell you that I am also making these for car decals to sell at my shop.

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    Lil Sketch book pages

    Here are some Pages out of my carry around sketch book. Man does it take a long time to scan and upload things. Done in a blue ballpoint pen.

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    I'll definitely be following this SB. I used to work in Flash and Illustrator a good bit, so I know how tough vector can be sometimes. It carries its own unique problems.

    There's some very beautiful stuff here. Are you a Hawai'i native? I can sense an influence in some of your stuff.

    My favorite piece is the digital oils skullrose. I know it was done a long time ago, but the way you blended tones there was nice.

    The batman sketch caught my eye, too. I'm a ways off with working with ink, I need my eraser too much hahaha. About the batman sketch though, he looks quite feminine the way his thighs and shoulders are broader but he has a thinner waist. Obviously you won't be able to change that, but in the future, especially with superhero males, expand the chests and waist so they're in proportion with the head.

    Looking forward to more posts man, and also, thanks for stopping by in my sketchbook.
    Good luck.

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    Day 4

    Frog vector. Did mainly for my wife, who refers to it as too cute.

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    3 more pages from one of my sketchbooks.

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    Digging the proportions of the ballpoint pen Batman a lot.

    Definitely keep posting mate!

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    Day 5

    I gotta say, this is really helping me get motivated. Thanks to everyone, I really appreciate all the support.

    Posted is a Toad sketch. I tried to use a pastel pallet. enjoy.

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    Day 6

    Took the day off to spend time with my awesome Mother.
    Now I am back at it. I finished a Koi Fish Sketch the other day. enjoy

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    Just some quick sketches.

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    Chow Sketch

    Went to The CHOW to get some thing to sketch. about 10 min. in.

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    Day 7

    One week in and off to a good start. Thank you again to everyone. Just finished this Owl vector sketch. enjoy

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    these are cool vectors. if you have time post some process shots. just curious how you did it

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    A quick Monkey sketch this morning. I promise to make a process piece on tomorrow's post.enjoy

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    3alola is offline If U BeLiEvE U AcHiEvE Level 4 Gladiator: Meridiani
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    Man I love ur style keep updating

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    Wow alot of awesome work so far with the vector stuff and sketches. Since you use such wonderful colors so the animals stand out a lot and they look so cute.

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    Day 9

    As requested I am posting a process piece. I don't use the exact same techniques every time, but the core process is the same. Without further ado.... ROBOTS vs. MONSTERS!. Enjoy

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    Day 10

    Back from a much needed Vacation. Ready to start again .

    Here is just a quick sketch. Feeling a bit patriotic, not really :-P. Enjoy!

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    Go vector! This is a very nice sketchbook! I love all your vector works and I love the digital oil painting you did some time ago. It's blended very well and the color choices are nice. Keep it up! I'd love to see more from you.

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    I kind of like how this one came out. A stag with a bit of an Asian flair. enjoy

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    Some experiments in style.

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