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Project #15: Live Tracing & The Pen Tool (Adobe Illustrator)

With each design I complete using the Pen Tool I learn so many new things and I think I am finally beginning to feel comfortable with it.  I spent much more time on this project than I probably should have haha..

I love this drawing by Garance Dore:

& this is my version:

If only I could draw as fabulously as Garance… Mine is much more cartoon-ish.  To make my design I traced this image of myself by hand using the Pen Tool:

I adjusted certain features and then Live Traced the drawing to get the “photocopied” sort of look. I thought the pink lips were a cute addition!  To create the cursive text, I wrote “Practice Makes Perfect” on a piece of paper:

Then I used the Live Trace function to isolate my text & I changed the fill to improve the appearance.

So ready to work on something new, maybe it’s time for a new blog banner!

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

One of my main sources of inspiration, Sophy’s world of art, has nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I am so flattered! Thanks Sophy!! I think the award is a fun way to introduce you (that is, if you are not already following them) to some brilliant bloggers here on WordPress.

Rules for this award:
1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

7 things about me that you might not have known: 1. Je sais comment parler francais (je suis nee a Montreal) 2. I own 25 pairs of shoes 3. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure 4. I love to bake, cupcakes are my specialty 5. I have a record collection 6. I am half Portuguese (Bon dia!) 7. I LOVE coffee, especially caramel macchiatos

I am influenced & inspired daily by all the blogs I read on WordPress & I thought I would share some of my favourite blogs with you.  (It was honestly so hard to narrow it down to 7!)

inspiring-blogger-award My nominees are as follows:

 Suzannah
 THE FLOOD
 Beautiful Hello
 le zoe musings
 Pride in Photos
 ThinK Design
 Ooh la Lapin

I know that I have not been posting as much later, and I’m blaming it on Adobe Illustrator!  I am currently working on a little project inspired by this image done by Garance Doré:

(Thanks to Some Bubble for the blog post!)

Hopefully I will be done my rendition in the next few days so that I can share it with you! Thanks to everyone for your support, comments, likes and inspiration!!

xoxo

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