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Eel Girl by spicysteweddemon Eel Girl by spicysteweddemon
Remember yesterday when I wrote that panicked journal entry stating I was gonna slash my wrists with a rusted can if I couldn't figure out Illustrator?! Behold my first creation in Adobe Illustrator!!!

Here is the result of listening to 3 days of tutorials. It took me about 31/2 hrs when it would have taken me 1 in Photoshop.

But I stuck with it, Dammit!

There are still things I don't understand. Can you not add gradients to stokes? What about gradual masks that are gradients? I'm still working on it!!
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SerraAngel22 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It looks great! Good job! Especially since your trying to learn Illustrator and you made this! I really like the style of it as well :D
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Ekadasi101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Wow! If this is what your art looks like just after learning the program, I can't wait to see your stuff once you have mastered it. NICE
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OrphanOfTheStars Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great despite the frustration! :)
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lozartist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Can I ask what tutorial you used for the dotted lines? Was it one of the ones on that site you posted in that journal?
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes it was, but all you have to do is create a stroke, then double click stroke on the top menu, then click dashed line. You can change the distances between the dashes
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lozartist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I always like it when something is easier than it seems like it will be. Thanks!
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lozartist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I've still not figured out how to add gradients to strokes...

I usually make it a thin shape and then add the gradient. 'Tis quite loverly for your first vector! And I always love a good fish-girl!
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ArimoriRinkito Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Uwaah!!! congratulation!!!!
it came our very beautiful
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be sure to check out my site too<3
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DrawingSaudade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Don't give up. I used to only work on photoshop, but once I became a professional graphic designer I sorta married Illustrator. At first it can be a pain, but later when you can scale your work to any size and figure mesh gradients, perspective and masks you'll be happy to add this new tool to your arsenal.

This illustration is an awesome start!
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audreymolinatti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
very nice! i you want some tips about illustrator tell me.
i did this image on illustrator [link]
so i think i can help maybe ^^
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