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Brother's Chopper by cityofthesouth Brother's Chopper by cityofthesouth
my brother has a user page now so please leave comments/ give favs here [link]


We both dig choppers but neither of us would have any idea what this thing is by looking. Bad ass is all I can say. Everyone who has seen this really digs it including me so I figured it was one of my brother's drawings that needed posting.
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chaoticmind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
cool :)
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kamao Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Awesome work man! Now you inspire me to practice vector designs... :)
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
cool, i hope to see some soon.
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zeolyte Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
wow... was this vector based on your brother's drawing?... good work from both of you... and the detail is fantastic :+favlove:
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
no, he did all the vector work on this and several others in my gallery. before, when i started my user page i posted both his and my work. we work together on comissions and whatever so it seemed pointless to make two user pages. he's doing school and two jobs so he doesn't really have as much free time as me to respond to people and submit art. anyway, he has a page now - the link is in the description.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
yeah it's all true vector ... nothing was done to this outside Illustrator. everything in my gallery is that way with a few small exceptions which i think i talked about in all the descriptions.
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fanzi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006   Interface Designer
is this a "true" vector cuz i effin love it, that would make it twice as cool
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65536 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
a w e some! :thumbsup:
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
Thanks.
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SamBlob Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Not really a fan of choppers, but this one is quite well done.

What I really like, though, is your brother's sig on the tank as the logo! :salute:
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kenpoist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Great job, bikes have got to be one of the hardest vehicles to render.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
completely visible, ALL chrome engine .... yep, pretty tough. Thanks.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
thanks. Adobe Illustrator.
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FauxFoe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Photographer
Real exquisite illustrator work. How was this made?
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
wait, what do you mean "how"? pen tool, gradients .... ?
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FauxFoe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006   Photographer
Like if I was going to take a photograph and turn it into a vector image I would first trace the image on a light table to get a line drawing, then I would scan the image into Illustrator and "vectorify" the lines and different color sectors. Then I would "live paint" the areas and fill them in with the corresponding colors or something to that effect.

All in all, I realy admire both your and your brother's work, very graceful and clean.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
in Illustrator you scan the image or grab one online. personally i like to use my digital photos or get them from a mag and scan because they are much nicer to work with. more detail. no need for tracing. use file, place to get the image into Illustrator. If you have an actual photo to look at on your desk (VERY helpful) then I go to photoshop and do some brightness contrast in order to get all the details standing out and also turn the image black and white. that gives you a good idea where your shapes need to be. it gives definate boundaries(most of the time), follow? anyway, start drawing shapes. if you use a hard black outline on the car then just draw around the car and make the stroke like 2 or something like that. use that line to "hide" shapes. Or, if you don't like the black out line, i suggest starting with something complete like the grille and working backward. create the grille and then everything can be hidden behind that. if you've never done this before then i'd avoid gradient mesh and all that crap, and just standard gradients (radial and linear). let me know if i can help more.
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FauxFoe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Photographer
Thank you, very informative. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain your process to me. I'd like to try doing that some time.
thank you again.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
no problem. if you need help you can ask me any time. that goes for anybody btw.
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