I’ve always been a little bit intrigued by vector images. If done well, they look awesome, but when you zoom in just a bit too far, they get an abstract quality to them. On one hand there’s a bunch of squiggly lines and areas that are seemingly disconnected and seem to hold no relation with the original picture, yet all of those together still portray so much more.
Today’s contraption is a photograph taken of a miniature from Firefly, a girl called Saffron. The picture was imported into photoshop, cleaned up, moved over to illustrator, added the live trace for the vector effect, and back to photoshop for the finishing touch.