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Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 under Sketches | No comments

IF - Flame

A simple vector flame ... I first saw this in my head pretty much folded and flicking just like it is here, then put it down on paper with blue pencil and pen. I grabbed a snap of it with my iPhone 4, pushed the photo to Dropbox and then redrew the basic shape in Adobe Illustrator. I think I've finally got the hang of the wonky Gradient tool, so the coloring went pretty quickly.

I did recorded a video of the process, but that video also includes my attempt at making a Mac OS X icon with it, which didn't work out to my standards. You might still enjoy it, so here's the video. I recorded the video with ScreenFlow during DFP lab tonight and since my students and I were listening to movie scores and soundtracks in lab (mostly Hans Zimmer), you'll understand the music choice.

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