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... The stars don't seem so out of reach.

LOOKIE I MADE A VECTOR. Trying to get better at illustrator and this is the first real full picture I did with it (aside from occasional attempts that I never saw through to completion).

Tiger in the picture is Mochi, the hipster tiger, who I realise I haven't uploaded any art of xD NekoPhoenix has a few pics of him if you want go look though my faves or her fab art gallery!

<3

I FEEL POSITIVE. Hence the picture C: Flowers and stars are ace.


Picture done in Illustrator, colour tweaking and texture added in Photoshop.
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Oh, so nice!
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Woah, jesus, vector - you have my admiration! That's one bitch of a program t'be working with.

And youuu <3 You wee advertising legend, that's so sweet of you to put my name in there :heart:

This is fantastic!! I absolutely love the style of it, the colours - it'd make a wonderful poster :3
There's just something about the simple shapes of the stars and the added texture you've put on top that make this so soothing just to look at <3
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supersockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
awww :heart:
i love the colours you used, and the glasses :D
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Mirix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
It's so lovely ^^ I enjoy the colors so much! The idea is adorable and the presentation of it pleasing! Everything seems to be nicely balanced :)

PS. You say your tiger has a thumb, huh? ;D
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well he has thumbs when I need him to be holding an object. At other times he has big cartoon paws :D
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Mirix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Hehe, I see :aww:
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hoshitsu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be a nice picture for a bedroom ^^ with the colours and the stars.
Really pretty. :love: hipster tiger :D
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:iconmalta:
malta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You think? Yeah I guess I could see that hanging up on my wall C: Something quite chilled out. Someone mentioned using it as a wallpaper and I might actually use it on my phone or something..
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ulfsgard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CUTENESS OVERWHELMING.
So much adorableness xD'
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_____^ Cuteness is the best thing EVAR!
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kittyline13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:la: So Pretty
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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InfinitePocky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god...this is so beautiful. Can I use it as my ipod touch wallpaper?
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes of course C: I'm happy you like it so much!
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Looks like it should be on a card ;A;
I don't understand vector art, Is it to do with loads of layers and gradients?? I jus duno guirmfoij.
<3
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw you think? Thanks!
It's more about thinking of every part of the image as a separate 'object' that can be manipulated and tweaked. And they're all sort of layered on top of each other yeah. You can make everything on one layer, but I found it easier to do it like on Photoshop and make separate layers for background, shading, etc and then lock the layers.
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yup! No problem! Ahhh righto, sounds really technical. Does it produce drawings with distinctive assets that only a vector piece would show??
Thankies for telling me :3 <3
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah there's a difference between a vector and a rasterised image, I think mostly to do with the fact that a vector can be scaled up or down to any desired size without losing definition and sharpness. Whereas a rasterised image is pixel based, so can be shrunk down without losing sharpness but can't be scaled up, because it goes kinda blurry. I don't know WHY this is, I just think that's the main difference. You always notice how vector images have very smooth very well defined lines, and when there's colour blending it's gradient style.
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah, awesome. Cheers for educating me :'D
I think I touched on stuff like this a little when I was doing work experience, at least I THINK I did! Bwah, I duno. There's probably somewhere this is going to crop up and be useful to me in the future, I sure hope so.
I can't believe I'm not taking art for an A-level :I
What are you studying at the moment? Or have you got a job?
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Im applying both for jobs and for a Master's :3 so right now I'm a freelancing hobo T_T
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Schakalo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah awesome! What kinda jobs?? I'm lookin for anything that will allow me to start saving up for Uni. Then As soon as I get a paypall account I can start (hopefully) starting cheap commissions.

Oh man
Theres nothing quiet like eating fake ramen every day~ Some of my other student friends find its all they can afford ;A;
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like game and design kind of jobs? Hoping to get something at some point :D
Gogo get paypal, it is quite useful for getting money for commissions.

Mmm ramen. I like eating them dry out of the packet sometimes xD it makes me feel like such a hobo when I do though..
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Kata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww so cute! Awesome illustrator work, love the textures :)
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Texture is a mix of the same paper texture applied twice, once on multiply with some tweaked coloured settings, once on overlay, but I applied those on PS rather than illustrator, mostly because it's faster for me :)
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Kata Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah PS is a lot easier to use textures with, though I hear there's a way in Illustrator to make texture swatches, which would really help. Haven't played with that yet though :)
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I saw something like that in one of my ImagineFX mags, need to dig it out and have a read..
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KatCardy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
awwwh yay for Mochi art, and for positive art too!! ^_^
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes ^^ yay for Mochi art! Need to link to your pic of him as well actually! Will alter description when I'm on a less slow connection..
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KatCardy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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ariadnedalua Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really cute and I really liked the concept.
Great work on the vector art also =)
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I'm so happy it came out ok! There was a bit of hair pulling going on at the start of it while I got to grips with the different functions. Illustrator is so different and yet so similar to photoshop. It's a strange one.
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ariadnedalua Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome =D
haha is always a bit difficult start with new programs, it is a bit comfusing to get used to new functions xD. But it turns things more interesting ;)
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Always-Tea-Time Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is adorable, great job!
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malta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Always-Tea-Time Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem ^^
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