Cross Peer – Vector Experimental

Whilst working alongside a friend who was creating a “2001: A Space Odyssey” inspired vector print in Illustrator I asked if I could have a digital copy. This meant I could do some experimental work with some else creating a collaborative piece of work, which is something I have never done before and was really looking forward to doing.

Coming out the other end of this quick experimental, it’s interesting to toy with someone elses work because, right from the start you have an outsiders view of the work meaning the work is created with two different mindsets. This allows for different highlights and faults to be found throughout a piece of work.

My participation with this piece of work was to add a “Gaussian” blur, to blur out the eye of Hal 9000 and then I added a colour dodge layer to give the appearnce of the light glare (as seen in the movie). For this I had to do add it into Photoshop so it isn’t a vector anymore, but for me I think thats good because it shows two people approaching something from different places with different resources used. I’m primarily a photoshop user due to my interest in concept art/ digital painting, whereas my friend is more interested in Illustrator as his work favors the vector utilities that Illustrator offers.

In conclusion, I would like to go back and visit this concept by collaborating on another piece either by the same person or another person of a varying style.

Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 15.26.32
Original – How the image was sent to me
Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 15.21.56
1st edit- Gaussian blur and colour dodge on both the white and black
Screen Shot 2017-05-11 at 15.22.17
2nd edit – Gaussian blur and colour dodge removed from white parts

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