Having been inspired by What Artdutra04 did with vector art in THISthread, I decided to try a little on my own… How does this look? Any comments/suggestions are welcome, as I can’t improve if no one critiques me.
Also, if you have any vector art that you’ve done, I’d love to see it.
IIRC, GIMP supports vector art creation. However, one of the best freeware vector software packages is Inkscape, which although its much more technical and less intuitive than Illustrator or Fireworks, is still pretty nice to use.
If I could make a suggestion, I would say use less black lines to highlight/define the different areas. Instead, just let different colors do the defining for you. If if you really want the darkened lines, use a darker version of the fill color of a piece. Such as on the computer, maybe use a dark violet instead of black lines around the purple areas.
I use Macromedia Fireworks MX for all my vector art, such as many of those great diagrams that I often post in threads. I also use Fireworks whenever I have to “prototype” ideas for designing web pages. Using a combination of vector graphics and raster images, I can usually pretty quickly “sketch up” ideas to see how they will look. After that is done, then I’ll do all the XHTML/CSS/JS/PHP/MySQL coding in Dreamweaver.
For the record, Adobe now owns Macromedia, and it looks like Fireworks lost to Illustrator in the acquisition.
I guess I was aptly named Art. It would be quite ironic otherwise if I was horrible at art. :yikes: