August 12, 2008

Sailboats


Sometimes when I go to the beach, there are clusters of white sailboats off on the horizon. Possibly a sailing class going originating from Marina del Rey. I love the contrast of all of the white sails against the blue sky and ocean - so cool and calming.

I tried something different with this piece - I did an ink drawing, scanned it, converted it to vector, and then colorized in Illustrator. I like this way of working because it combines by fondness of ink drawings with the flexibility of computers (not to mention there's no clean-up!)

6 comments:

Nicky Linzey said...

I just love this - it's how I normally work too, ink drawing, scanning & colouring

INDIGENE said...

It evokes a feeling of peace...you gotta love it!

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Knitting Painter Woman said...

Very nice.... What does it do to "convert" it to "vector"? I'm only self taught with CS2.. Love the simplicity.

Mark Cavell said...

Love the simplicity of your line work and the muted colour

chr!stopher said...

Love it, Cat! Very nice.

Cat Scott said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Knitting Painter Woman - if you place a JPG or TIF (in my case, a TIF of an ink drawing), you can select it, go to Object > Live Trace > Tracing Options and select various ways to automatically trace your artwork into vector. You should try it!