Trying to find a way to use vector art is all I can handle right now, art-wise, so I’m still working with the Amadine app when I can. The image above is my most recent. I thought about adding a nose and mouth but the face didn’t want one. Her expression seems to come through the way things are, I think, and it’s not a terrible result as is. So: progress.
But I still miss the rough edges and uneven colors of the non-vector work I usually do. The perfection of vector edges eventually annoys me. Right after I finished the face above I reached for some sketch paper and watercolors, and painted what I felt:
The paper was too thin, I used too much water (as usual), and the colors were bad choices so I desaturated the image in editing. But I like this face. It’s rough and uneven and gritty and unfinished but it already says what I want it to, in part because of its messiness. Can vectors ever be that way? Am I asking for too much?
Amadine app: https://amadine.com