by Patrick Ilagan . February 19th, 2013
Most aspiring artists start with working on recreating the human face in their drawings and try to capture emotions. Vector art on the other hand has been a staple art style and has been becoming one of the favorites of artists today.
That is why today we here at You the Designer are providing you, our dear readers some of the most amazing vector portrait tutorials both old and new that we have found all over the Internet to fill your noggins of knowledge and inspiration. Let’s get crackin’ shall we?
1.How to Create a Self Portrait in a Geometric Style
A simple and yet fun exercise that will turn your portrait into a Picasso-inspired piece that you can do in a few hours using Adobe Illustrator.
2. Texture Effects for Vector Portraits
Instead of making a regular portrait why not turn your portrait in to a sort of map. This amazing tutorial also teaches you how to put textures in you work.
3. How to Create a Zodiac-Themed Portrait in Adobe Illustrator CS5
Big fan of Zodiac signs? Try turning yourself into one! This tutorial is great for those who have learned the tricks and quirks of the pen tool.
4. Layer up Vectors for unique Effects
If you think you are savvy enough maybe you should try and add some twist to your portrait by using a dripping effect.
5. Vector Portraits
Danielle Caballero shows us how to turn ordinary photos into amazing illustrations by using Adobe Photoshop.
What do you guys think? Share your thoughts below at the comments section and if you have tried using any of these awesome tutorials do share to us what you guys have done!
Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.