Mmmm. This vector business is hard enough just trying to create static forms, but trying to impart a sense of movement - that’s tricky. Here’s an attempt to do just that with a mallard coming in to land. Must be quackers. Grateful acknowledgements to Alan D. Wilson for Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5) use of source photograph. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/360302/mallard
The fun with vectors continues. Starting to get fast and loose now. I’ve tried to capture something of the sheer mass and power of this wonderful animal. Since I first posted these images, I've created a larger version (1400 pixels wide) with added noise to increase the sense of texture and freedom. Click on the image above to load the this latest version. Grateful acknowledgements to http://www.yunphoto.net for use of source photograph.
Somewhat inspired by the art of Florian Nicolle, I decided to have a go in a similar vein, though using vectors instead of mixed media. Very interesting exercise in getting to grips with technique. As greater artists than me have always had it, if you are going to steal, then steal from the best.