Hi guys, it’s Lois, this is our 100th post on Loisreadsbooks. I can’t believe in just short of 5 months we have managed to create over 100 posts, from book reviews, to weekly memes, random little posts and now artwork. Thank you so much to everyone who views our posts, likes them and comments on them, as well as all the people who follow us. It really means a lot to both of us because we get to do something we love and make other people happy by doing so. Here’s to another 100 posts!
I decided that for our 100th post I would show you all my Voldemort artwork and the process I took when I created it. I thought Voldemort was a good person to do because as everyone knows I love the Harry Potter universe so much and he is extremely recognisable.
I was given an assignment on Thursday to create what is known as a Vector Portrait. Vector Portraits are a form of digital artwork in which the shapes in the art are represented by mathematical equations within a computer. Geometric shapes like lines, waves, single points and curves are placed together by the artist to create an illustration while the computer keeps track of each item’s location, curve and relative proportion to the other shapes.
Due to me enjoying doing a vector portrait of Dobby so much I took the challenge to do another, but this time of Voldemort. Below is the image I started with, I began to look for the different colours within the picture and the areas of contrast.
To make sure your vector portrait look as life-like as possible it is best to start with small sections of the image and then build up. In the images below you can see how I built up the image section by section and piece by piece. When I was doing this with the Dobby artwork it took me an awful lot of time, but because I had the practise, when I was creating Voldemort it was a lot quicker to finish.
After I had completed most of the features on Voldemort’s face, I began building up the sections of contrast and made sure each feature had the detail that it needed to show it off to the best ability.This only took me 3 hours instead of the 4 that it took when I was creating Dobby. Below you can see images of me building up Voldemort over time. His eye was the hardest section to create as it has so many areas of contrast in just one small section and he has a lot of wrinkles around his eyes.
All of the little shapes that you can see on the image are made up of tiny little lines and shapes. There are approximately 400 layers and shapes to just this one image, which is actually more than my Dobby artwork which I really was not expecting. You can see why they take a lot of time to complete. Below is an image showing all of the layers and shapes I had to use to make Voldemort look like Voldemort.
I decided not to use the background from the original image as it took the attention away from Voldemort himself. So I opted for a purple/blue gradient background for my finished image. Below you can find the finished image. I quite like it!
There you have it my Vector Portrait of Voldemort. I hope you all like it and have liked this post. If you have liked this post and the image let me know in the comments below and I will do some more Vector Portraits because I really enjoyed doing this one! Also if you have any ideas or suggestions for another Vector Portrait please let me know in the comments.
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