Just for fun

It’s been almost 2 years since I started the now non-existent Dottie Makes Magic domain and started vectoring again. 2 years ago I got the idea to go back to school and got accepted at the Art Institute. My how time flies! I really miss my old domain.

Anywho! Old me (2/2/2010) made in Paint Shop Pro:

New me (1/26/2012) made in Illustrator

I’ve always loved a black outline (I think it adds to the whole cartooniness of the vector) but created this image without one. At the end I just couldn’t resist and outlined everything! The result was unintentional and I hope no one thinks I’m trying to steal KR/Paperfashion’s signature cheeks…but I do like how the image turned out. Go check out one of my favorite fashion illustrators at Paperfashion to see what I mean. She’s really talented…love her work.

I was reading something the other day about some artist (I think it was a musician) reviewing some of their older work/mistakes. I think it’s a good idea. I mean, clearly I’ve developed my skill and it makes me happy to see some kind of progress. 2 years ago I wouldn’t even open Illustrator and now I’m using it all the time! 🙂

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Interior Stylist in Birmingham, Alabama
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