The Swordsman by toddm

The Swordsman

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Added: Jun 28, 2002
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Artwork Description

Created in Adobe Illustrator 10. All vectors. Not that I ever get tired of drawing the female form, but I thought this guy would give gradient mesh a real workout- tons of color shifts in his skin, really shows off what mesh can do. I used a reference, just can't remember who it was:(

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Guest's picture

Amazing work, I am hugely impressed.

thrax-1's picture

wooow.this is superb:i love the very smooth skin texture.the lighting is also very impressive Laughing out loud

toddm's picture

Show me you're knowledgeable about vector graphics and I'll show you pencil, oil, pen and ink- whatever you want : )

'Trace' isn't even close to what's needed to create an image like this in Adboe Illustrator. If you can post a vector image that even comes close to this image in shading, lighting etc. and I'll be shocked. I know how difficult it is to use gradient mesh cause there are only a hand full of vector artists (if you know the difference between vector and bitmap) that can use the tool.

Try it (realistic vector art) before you minimize it.

Guest's picture

Where is your Traditional artwork?? prove I'm not lying when I say all your work is traced.

toddm's picture

Thanks Danny! I know, vector artwork is usually too tedious to work with for the results you get- We're hoping that these mesh images really encourage others to start messing with mesh!

peters's picture

The body looks almost satiny in appearance, it's so beautifully smooth and polished. Those skin tones are incredible.

aragorn's picture

HOLY COW! THe piece is nice, but I was blown out of my seat when I read that it is all vector! I have never gotten around to using illustrator because the vector tools are not very useful usually, but this is crazy.

kabe's picture

This is so very good. Hm... the face puts me in mind of a masculin Michael Jackson.

hexthree's picture

amazing that you created this in illustrator! I work with vector all day long and never dreamed this could be done. You should submit this to adobe. Keep up the good work.

Guest's picture

Darn! Your Swordsman looks cooler than my Swordsman! I wish I had a six pack like that. Nice pic. Smile

Guest's picture

Very impressive work.

Art at its best.