I decided I wanted to try to design my own vector. I went on a five-day vector binge which culminated in my right hand getting a repetitive strain injury! This is Day One. I made this sketch.
I thought I’d try to make this middle piece.
I coloured it in using Photoshop, to make it darker.
I used Image Trace in Illustrator to turn it into a vector. Here I am using the Pen Tool and the Direct Selection Tool to define the shape I wanted.
I used a box as a guide to show me where to put the elements of the design.
Here I used object > transform > reflect > copy so the two sides would be symmetrical.
This is as far as I got. It took a long time just to get this far.
Wow vectors take so long to make! It was quite frustrating. The pen tool should be renamed the frustration tool. This session has gone okay. There is obviously a long way to go. I will carry on tomorrow and see what I can make.