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Susan Coffey - Black Mesh Vector by frankwyte81 Susan Coffey - Black Mesh Vector by frankwyte81
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Created in Illustrator CS6 with gradient mesh tool, pen tool, blur tool (for the left shoulder) and a vector brush tool. No tormentors were used in the creation of this mesh. Approx. time around over 90 hours.

I've been gone for a while, I had internet connection problems and I'm glad to be back. But I had time, with no distractions, to continue improving on my photorealistic gradient mesh vectors. I always wanted to create this vector, but the way I use to create gradient mesh, I couldn't pull it off. But now, I'm working on complex/detailed gradient meshes. Now I can create gradient mesh pieces like this, the way they should be done. I also thanks to people in the community for pushing me to achieve the best results in my work. Big thanks to Phil, DA User name: AngstromAlliance, for creating awesome gradient mesh pieces and motivating me to get out of my gradient mesh hiatus.
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:iconlemoncore:
Ok, i can critique from an amateur point of view...
As for the background.. is that a wall? It sure feels like it should be a wall but texture is missing °3°
I love the face and it's an amazing work; all the time was worth it.
Lips and even the teeth are amazing... i like the way she looks and the way she looks at the viewer.
Freckles... ♥
And those nails look painted X3 not natural but either way, they are... so delicate and.. real. I'd say that's hard to achieve ;3;
I think the only thing I'd feel like it's missing something is the hair.
Maybe more shadows?
the nose also has something.. i don't know, i guess it's fine, but it's not as pointy as usual (similar works).
It's a great job... the one thing i've ever made using the mesh is a pikachu X_D
I'll take this to my favourites, if you don't mind :)
Please keep doing this?
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carvinxs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
just started using illustrator cs6.. all of my stuff has been created with PS cs6. the stuff you do with this mesh tool is insane. I have been checking your tuts in hopes of sometime , somewhere getting a handle on it. you have the patience of a saint
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, but that patience has caused a few medical problems for me also. But I'll be back grinding soon enough, lol. As for your work, you'll get the handle on the mesh with time. Time will be your friend.
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carvinxs Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
well frank...... I do hope you will be feeling better soon. I do have a question real quick.......... you use the direct select white arrow to select the anchor to color....... when you switch to the eye drop tool do you click on the anchor or just beside it?????..................... I also see what you mean by using a big monitor. I am 58 and my eyes are not that great as it is......( too many years of welding )................. I guess I will have to get a new monitor to hook to the laptop huh?
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Sometimes I click besides the anchor, but most I click on the anchor for the most accurate colors. A bigger monitor helps, it's easier on your eyes and it helps with seeing smaller details.
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carvinxs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
i do thank you for all the insight. I love watching your vids even if sometimes just to see what color shirt you are wearing........... you crack me up. anyway I did a portion of a face.... I still have problems doing it the way you do as far as initially placing the facial mesh in on piece. it is just from the nose up... would like to show it to you and get some input from the master.
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that's funny, the master, thanks. But I'm a master of nothing, I'm still learning myself. About my shirt colors, I usually wear a dark color shirts when at home, but on my videos I try to wear different colors. Stick around, sometime in Nov. I will post my Man of Steel vector on here and I'll post a video also alongside it on Youtube. You can email me your progress at qfdesigns@gmail.com, can't wait to see it.
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gellicious Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I think its vexel art
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's vector
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gellicious Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I think its vexel Art ,because its so realistic
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know its vector because I created it.
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JR-Dept Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your skills are scary :)
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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arez77 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
From one vector artist to another, this hyper-realistic vector is SICKKKKKKK MANNNNNN!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Lovin' it!!!!!!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man for the compliment. Your work is pretty cool also.
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:iconarez77:
arez77 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, mesh tool is that one tool I have yet to master... This is soooooo inspiring man!!!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. The mesh tool can work wonders, give it a try.
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Badabing35 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work bro..love the tutorials!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure my friend.
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Dexteria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
With all my respect, i have a question : what is the interest of this?
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even know what you're trying to say.
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rgroller Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Holy shit. Are you kidding me? This is amazing dude. I can't give you enough props for this. This is not possible, but you made it possible!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, thanks but I didn't make it possible. People have been creating photorealistic vectors in Illustrator for about 10 years now. Check out this link: [link] Some the artists from the link given, helped my to challenge myself to achieve photo realistic vectors. It took 3 years to get to this point I'm at now. On some of my vectors, I've tried to push myself even further than I did a year ago. I'm always trying to refine my technique.
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Yume-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wouah ! I wish I could do that on Illustator :o
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. You could with practice.
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Yume-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes maybe :) Thank you for your reply, keep the training !
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noukq Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoa
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whendt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
That looks so real Frank! Great job on this one!!!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Kelley. The only difference between these mesh and my older ones, these are close-ups (more detail) and I added more mesh lines/dots.
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whendt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I seen that. You use like 10 time more than I do.
It looks great though. I heard you got a bigger monitor
too. I bet that helps. Your very welcome Frank.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Kelley
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that bigger monitor helps so much, it's crazy. When I fist got my new computer and started creating a mesh, it was like I had never did one before, it was a whole new world, lol. Happy holidays to you and your family also.
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inna-madina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Hi Frank,

Do you have step by step tutorials about how to create eyes or face with mesh tool?
I would be glad to buy one, because I really dont understand about placing shadows at right places.

Thanks.
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sent you a note to answer your question.
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jay-cozzy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
damn! It's great vector.
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Jay
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JMatos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
muita putaria mermo.. e o pessoal ainda acredita ! iuhaiuhaiuhaiuh
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KGC-S Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You are a Master. :bows: So Amazing!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend, I try my best.
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roachstar04 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy beegezees! that is amazing!!!!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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roachstar04 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed. :D
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sanbrons Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do u really make it all??!! vector?! gradient mesh..!?
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I really spend 100+ hours creating my vectors. It takes a lot of patience and time, but it was something I was willing to give up to get this level of detail.
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sanbrons Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your artwork are really superb! I love it very much! make more from this! erm, can i request something.? can you send me a part of this vector..in ai format? just her right eye.. :) I had zoom it so near the eye..but i see it seems so impossible! would u send it to me? i just wanna see how u did the eye! so damn perfect!! Pleasee Pleasee!!

Send it to my email.. (sanbrons@gmail.com)

Trust me, i wont use it for other public purposes...just for my personal use :)
I got create vector art too! from Photoshop...
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here if you would critic my artwork :)
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Aakami Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, THIS is not the photo? I barely believe that... WOW
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's 100% vector created in Illustrator CS6
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ErebusLord Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This is amazing!!!
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Endre
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maxw3st Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I've been through the Digital Tutors "Phototracing with Illustrator" course so I have some appreciation for what you've done here. My first reaction is; Wow, that is truly beautiful. The hair on her head gives away that it's not a photo, but that's really nit-picking. The freckled skin, lips and eyes are truly an amazing job. Also the way you've captured the lighting/shadow play across the image is truly masterful and looks entirely consistent to me.

Did you find much difference from using CSS6 versus 5.5? I haven't upgraded yet.

@maxwest
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frankwyte81 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I was happy with how this piece turned out. After a couple of hangups, the mesh came together rather smoothly. There is a difference in CS6, but nothing dramatic. One of my favs is gradients on strokes, something that I've wanted for a while.
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maxw3st Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Gradients on strokes is enought to get me to upgrade from CS5.5. Thanks for the tip.
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