This is a vector portrait traced over a portrait photo for an Adobe Illustrator project in class. It was a good training for using vectors, layers, gradients, and blend modes on Illustrator.
I started by tracing the base color, the shadows and finally, the highlights and shades of color at the hair strands.
I spend about 6 to 8 hours tracing the vectors. The most difficult part was looking for the shades of skin that most resemble the real tone.
- Tracing Vectors
- Layers, masks and blend mode