Username   Password  
Remember   Register   |   Forgot your password?

Self Portrait 2006

Self Portrait 2006

Self Portrait 2006 by TsukiNoNeko
Self Portrait 2006 by TsukiNoNeko


Well well well. It that time of year again? Yes, it is. Time for Allie to post another self portrait.

I've been trying to post one every year now for the past three or four years. This would be Allie Katz circa 2006. I don't think I change much from year to year, but who cares? I think it better exhibits how my skills change. So to you nay-sayers: HA!

This was actually done as the final project for my Digital Illustration II class. I think I'll be okay, and it'll be an A in the hole. But wish me luck anyway. A's are good.

To explain this a little: I wanted to integrate flat vector imaging with gradient mesh to get a nifty stylized look. If you aren't familiar with gradient mesh, it is a vector function that allows you to use a grid to place points of colour that blend seamlessly with each other. That's what creates the soft, painted look. The blocky look is flat vector.

Damn though. This was a tedious one. But it sure takes less thought to do myself. After all, I already know what I look like!

Time Elapsed: 20+ hours
Size: N/A
Programs Used: Adobe Illustrator CS2

General Info

General Info

Category Real People » Self
Date Submitted
Views 5107
Favorites... 25
Vote Score 2
Comments 43
Media Digital drawing or painting
Time Taken 20 hours


Comments (43)

You are not authorized to comment here. Your must be registered and logged in to comment

Papercut_Dragon on September 30, 2006, 3:24:56 AM

Papercut_Dragon on
Papercut_DragonWhile I think the polaroid picture-over-face-thing is really . . . overdone, I really love the breakdown of colors in the flat vector area (Look! Can it be . . . ? Do I see . . . green??? :P ) This also gives a better (read: very accurate) impression of what you actually look like than your last self portrait.

And you got featured! Congrats. ^_^

DarkPeach on September 30, 2006, 2:40:12 AM

DarkPeach on
DarkPeachOmg this is amazing! *faved*

CrescentMOON33 on September 29, 2006, 8:36:23 AM

CrescentMOON33 on
CrescentMOON33omg thats so amazing! i love the effects ^_^

Remy on September 29, 2006, 3:42:26 AM

Remy on
RemyWhy is there only one comment here? this pic rocks!!! looks awesome!!

Noweia on September 29, 2006, 3:40:54 AM

Noweia on
NoweiaAwesome XD

Omichi on September 29, 2006, 3:39:24 AM

Omichi on
Omichiwoow.. fine ^^
very nice