vector illustration


Opposed to design which relies on intuition, clever thinking, and specific purpose, these illustrations were time consuming experimentation, and personal challenge to do realistic vector illustrations. I started both of them during July war on Lebanon when I was stuck at home for a long period…

The art work is done using Illustrator and Photoshop. Starting from a jpeg picture that is removed at a later stage, each shape is retraced individually, blurred, smoothed, overlapped and blended. The first illustration is based on a picture of Mexican singer, Thalia.




The second illustrations is inspired from the movie Caramel by Nadine Labaki. It is an inspiration from the song “sukkar ya banat” (sound track of the movie “Caramel”) and a picture of Mariah Carey. The type is parts of the song’s lyrics. The romantic – yet modern typeface is Fresco, designed by Lara Assouad-Khoury and Fred Smeijers part of the Matchmaking project. The city scape is a photo I took in Dora-Lebanon.



Here is a trailer from the movie Caramel


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2 Comments on “vector illustration”

  1. mygomedia Says:

    I like this, Very creative.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    omg!what nice vectors! how do you do this??

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