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Christmas Lights by pica-ae Christmas Lights by pica-ae
Scan & Illustrator; 1h

Another little Christmas illustration I decided to do today. The thought behind this was to create a Calligraphy that flows from top to bottom. Thinking about a subject, I then choose the word "Christmas" and wrote it in a way it can be seen as Christmas tree shape; which is also why I added a star on the top.

After sketching and scanning, I used Illustrator to trace the type and apply some effects.

I used techniques explained in my "Create a Light Painting, Bokeh Effect in Illustrator Vector Premium Tutorial" on vector.tutsplus.com
The example deviation is "Be My Light by"

Hope you like it :peace: :heart:
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xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfecto!!!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :hug:
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peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!! :peace: :santa:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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hooraylorraine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is lovely! Simple and beautiful. Wonderfully done.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :hug:
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KuramaPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Featured you in my journal. [link] :heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:
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:iconkuramaphoenix:
KuramaPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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MirkoCamia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!!!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thank you :aww:
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Novembermeisje Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very beatiful :)
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thank you :aww: :huggle:
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:iconikue:
Ikue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :heart:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, attempt to do this with a camera! :evillaugh: ;D That would be hard! This looks brilliant, literally!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
haha, I would fail so bad at that :lol:

Thank you :huggle:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe wiggly camera method or someone with flashlights write it ;D I never tried one of those. My bf did some wiggly camera ones that came out pretty neat. He'd all make the white balance all whack so the colors looked neon and wonky, then he'd slowly turn the camera back and forth. Abstract and colorful. ;D It is fun to play with light. I love those lightpainting pictures and videos. They give me happy feelings.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I think you need long exposure and a tripod :B at least that may work… but I don't think I'd be able to do the actual writing, not being able to see what I'm doing :slow:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;D Yesh, practice with sparklers! :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my latest journal :heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle: :love:
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DomiSM Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, it looks like a light painting :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, Domi :tighthug: well, I've had "training" with the effect :D I'm still proud it's pure vector :la:
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DomiSM Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely, I love the effect, and 100% vector rules!! :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:la: it so rules :XD:
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :huggle:
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :huggle:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Such a gorgeous design! I loooooove it. :love:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:aww: Thank you :huggle:
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jessienm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle: :heart:
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kayleero Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! I love it so much!!!! :heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :huggle:
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kayleero Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The light-painting effect is stunning.
Wonderful work! :love:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:

It took me some time to figure out the effect, but I am really happy with how I can use it and how it looks :)

:heart:
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome. :hug:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle:
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