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This is for The Vector Colouring Book...

At some point in our lives the majority of us have encountered colouring books. This could have been from your childhood, maybe your younger family members or your children... or if you're like me as a way to relieve stress!

These books of printed line art were coloured in by traditional tools... of coloured pencils, crayons and felt tips. For some of us, this was the doorway into learning and appreciating art.

There was a lot of satisfaction and joy in being able to finish a page or even a book! Often the hardest challenge was to stick inbetween the lines.

It's with this nostalga that I bring you a two stage Colouring Book project!

What is Vector Art?

In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.

When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional pixels created. Due to this, the image loses it's clarity and creates a pixel effect.

When you resize a vector image, you are increasing the distance between the points. Due to this, the image doesn't lose it's clarity and doesn't pixellate.

The key element of vector is that it's infinitely scalable without any quality loss and it's why we love it!

--In vector, I draw, render, and bend all my lines “by hand”, shaping them, grabbing nodes and manipulating lines into curves from basic straight shapes. I usually hand draw my subject in a notebook, scan it in to Corel, and gradually “ink” my work using vector piece by piece. I guess I should learn to advance, but I like the simple look, even though it takes hours to complete something. I never use textures, lighting or 3D effects, or even gradients, or other techniques I don’t even know about most likely.--
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Thesslian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I colored this [link] Hope you like it. I love the original piece.
RTrask Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
That's great, I likey !!
alphanathan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
if your not a working artist, raking it in, then i don't know!! Nice going!!
RTrask Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thanks very much... but my rake gets very little use.
nasakii Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomely great lineart. Very cool submission!
RTrask Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Thanks plenty!
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March 26, 2011
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