of paths and vectors

Pixels are my friends. Paths, though, scare me. That is why, compared to Illustrator, I’ve always preferred Photoshop. Or Paintshop Pro. Or even MSPaint. Rasters are easy for me; clean vectors are not.

With that, I toiled and toiled in Illustrator yesterday. Tracing, drawing, redrawing, redoing, redrawing again, retracing. Practice really is the best way to teach yourself. I still have a long way to go in learning the fine art of the bezier curve, but I’ve finally started to make some progress.

Here’s my first real vector thing:


There’s a lot of room for improvement (the handle could be smoother; the grating is a bit meh; I couldn’t be bothered with the logo/type work, as everything I tried looked bad; etc) but it’s a decent start, if I do say so myself.

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