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Mannetjes

So  I started this project because I had a little trouble with bringing my sketches to real thing. As discussed in the classes: putting your illustrations on mugs, making posters, tshirts etc. I hoped to find some information on finisching up my illustrations and really taking them out of my sketchbook.

So this was the first scan

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This is the scan after some levels and curves adjustments. Also experimented with threshold but levels gives me more control.

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The I decided to try and color it in using Photoshops paintbucket tool. Wasn't that happy with the color pallet. Also there is a lot of character in mymarker lines and I dont know how this should translate to digital.

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Then I let it rest for a while I even considered it finished and uploaded it to my tumblr: Have a look

Then after a while i dscovered the file was still opened somwhere on a computer and i decided to vector it. I hate using the pen tool really it's just too slow. But with some time and patience I traced the whole drawing mannualy and I actually enjoyed it at a point but I had a lot o doubts because it wasnt looking that good and there was a lot of time going into it. 

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Completed the trace. Noticed i have a lot of open areas wich gives me some problems with colloring.

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Experimented with different line thickness and negative possitive space. Thats where the project is now. I dont feel ike colloring it in because i feel I am over complicating things. Wich version do you guys like beter?

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