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December 30, 2012
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New Year's Eve by pica-ae New Year's Eve by pica-ae
Oooooooookaaaaaaay *takes deep breath*

I already reached the keyword limit, so you can probably expect a looooong description :XD:

This is a New Year's Eve themed illustration – 100% Vector, done entirely in Adobe Illustrator. Most used tools are probably brush, pentool, pencil, blend (!), gradient, transform, transform, transform. And symbols! Gotta love me using some nice symbols :la:

City scenery highly inspired by New York City, if you know me, that shouldn't come as a surprise :eyes:
Typical architecture, subway station, deli, garbage :giggle:

And of course the obligatory New Year's fireworks. They were the first thing I did, originally wanted to focus on them, but hey, I get obsessive and end up adding a million tiny details :crazy:

Yeah, not as long, I have no more stamina :noes:

Hope you like it :heart: :peace:

(I wanted to upload a print file, but I guess it was too big or just a bad moment for me/dA; hopefully I can that later :grump:)

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WolfgoddessEmi Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mein Gott ist das s!Ich sehe deine Gallerie zum ersten Mal undich kann nur sagen...ich liebe sie!!^^
pica-ae Jan 20, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Danke :aww: :huggle:
WolfgoddessEmi Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gern geschehen! :hug:
pica-ae Jan 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:
Vashtastic Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
pica-ae Jan 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:
100% vector makes it even (~20%) more cool. This has probably taken impressive amounts of time to complete. The fog from the sewers is also pretty cool for vector.

I like the details, like the guy in the sewers, the cat in the background, or the very well hidden graffiti. Wonder who could have done that. ;)

Happy new year too!
pica-ae Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It took me like 15 hours I guess. I started on saturday and finished on sunday. But there was not much else to do those days anyway :XD:
The fog is a "simple" blend, it's one of those things that gets a lot easier once you understood it :la: And if nobody zooms in on the piece :P

I usually get lost in the details at some point
The graffiti is more or less my signature, thought it fitted well on the wall :D

Happy New Year to you, too :dance:
DomiSM Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love this, Anne!! Happy New Year to you, and all the best for 2013! :love: :tighthug:
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