I just renewed my interest in learning illustrator as I thought it would go nicely with whatever skills I already have with photoshop. The tutorial I saved on my hard drive is about making shiny marbles or balls. So, I thought I’ll just publish a photo light box feature of some of the work I did after following the tutorial. It’s really not something that would dazzle anyone but it’s cool to see the first time.

February being the month of love (well, Valentine’s day happens to fall on this month, though any month would do), here’s what I came up with using the technique discussed in the illustrator tutorial I downloaded. I created the basic shapes in Illustrator and just exported it to photoshop to apply the finish I desired.

I also dabbled a bit on how my blog’s logo would look inside a shiny ball. Uhmmm, still can’t say if it would look good.

I hope my enthusiasm for learning illustrator would hold even after this first output. I have a variety of interests but I can’t stay focused on one long enough to really make something worthwhile before the next thing gets my attention. Attention deficit? More like impatience. Illustrator just happens to have a slightly steeper learning curve than photoshop I suppose. Thus, after an hour of tinkering with it, I can only show some pathetic excuse for a digital art. But I guess the time wasted was a lot more enjoyable than the same amount of time miserably failing at coming up with an idea for something to write about for my next post. Anyway, I hope to learn enough of illustrator to be able to come up with art like collisiontheory’s. It’s when I bumped into his work sometime ago that actually inspired me to learn illustrator in the first place. And then maybe later on, I could also earn a little with this skill, the way he did with his.

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