vector illustration

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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.

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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.

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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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