Within all life is a fire that few know but everyone feels. Bringing it to the surface is no easy task. For Kindler, however, it is as instinctual as breathing.
Ok, explanation time. This is a small garden outside his home. He's checking on some of the flowers he's planted. The flames are visual representations (so no heat) of the life within the plants. He can make it visible and manipulate it to an extent. It's an easy way of determining the vitality of a living thing. Comes in handy when you work in a greenhouse
. The largest flower is ready to be moved inside for selling. The medium sized one on the right is healthy, but still not fully grown. The small one on the left, however, isn't doing so hot, hence the small, sickly flame it gives off. Technical stuff
Wow. I don't believe I've ever shaded a vector that quickly before. The majority of the piece came together over roughly a week. I finally got a chance to put my tablet to use in a vector with the background trees (there was cleaning up to be done since they're rather in-precise.) Everything in this image was done from scratch, except the large flower, which was a trace.
I had originally wanted over 30 flowers to be in this, but with their complexity and the time limit I just couldn't manage it. I did, however, learn a great deal about the blend tool, how it works, what doesn't work, and an idea or two for the future. I enjoyed working with the stroke-less format that *mahaugher
has been using recently. Before shading, the large flower looked quite surreal standing in front of Kindler when he had strokes, so I wanted to give stroke-less vectoring a try.Fun Facts
Clipping Masks: 112
Opacity Masks: 2
Brushed Objects: 125
(This is what's visible in the pic; I've got whole layers of things I didn't use and never deleted)
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