Derby #266: Single Line
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Dragon Gate Earth

Dragon Gate Earth
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orabbit


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Re: Dragon Gate Earth


There's a waterfall on the Yellow River called Dragon Gate. Legend has it that a koi who can cross the Dragon Gate will turn into a dragon. The koi thus transformed is a symbol of determination and perseverance. And remember, 2012 is the year of the dragon!

photogrartist


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orabbit wrote:There's a waterfall on the Yellow River called Dragon Gate. Legend has it that a koi who can cross the Dragon Gate will turn into a dragon. The koi thus transformed is a symbol of determination and perseverance. And remember, 2012 is the year of the dragon!

All I can say is "WOW!" This is really nice. Did you use AI? Just curious...if so, how did you avoid the flat stroke(instead of pointed) when the angle of the pen tool is too acute (like on the edge of the scales--nice sharp point)?

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orabbit


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photogrartist wrote:All I can say is "WOW!" This is really nice. Did you use AI? Just curious...if so, how did you avoid the flat stroke(instead of pointed) when the angle of the pen tool is too acute (like on the edge of the scales--nice sharp point)?


Thanks! I did it all with pen and paper. I scanned it, cleaned it up, and image traced it in AI. The new tracing engine in CS6 is really amazing.

Looks like you're learning a lot around here. Good luck!

photogrartist


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orabbit wrote:Thanks! I did it all with pen and paper. I scanned it, cleaned it up, and image traced it in AI. The new tracing engine in CS6 is really amazing.


Thanks for replying. Sorry...one more question if you don't mind. How did you make sure that your line width didn't go below 19 px?

Don't go swimming.
My mind is a strange place.

orabbit


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photogrartist wrote:Thanks for replying. Sorry...one more question if you don't mind. How did you make sure that your line width didn't go below 19 px?


Meh, I'm sure it's fine. The intent of that rule is to prevent spider webby stuff. I wouldn't sweat it.

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