So using the image of the tiger that I collected I began trying a new technique on illustrator, using the pen tool I normally try and gently curve the lines around the shapes of the image but for this image I wanted to try something different I went about by roughly and rapidly clicking the pen tool to create a more random but unique piece of line work.
I decided to only do half of the image because I wanted to reflect the other side to create a se-metrical image for the piece, I will continue with this.
I copied and pasted the trace side and reflecting it in the transform option in object at the top menu bar, Now that I have a very basic outline for the tigers face I am going to create another layer to add more lines for the hairs and whiskers on the face, I also will have a look at the fill and gradient options.
After I had created the basic line for the face I went about suing the graphic fill to achieve the style that I have before in my Usual words project, I had to play around with layers and opacity to achieve the look that I was looking for.
So originally I was just going to print out this basic design but then I decided to actually complete it in illustrator to see what outcome I was going to achieve, So I began by adding in the long whiskers and hairs on the tigers face, I did them in 2 line thicknesses 1pt and 2pt just to add more depend to the thicker and more pronounced hairs.
Whiskers by themselves.
The eye was looking a little lost, so I went about creating a new layer on top and copying them too this, I next had a look at the fill options till I was happy, 100% white was just to bright and they looked out of place but in an off white they looked good to me. Feedback will tell me more.
Final finished design, but I do have some further plans with this to see what I can achieve, My main reason to continue on with it because of the whiskers, originally I was just going to cut carefully around the design but with the fine lines this would be really hard and properly impossible, So I have a few tricks up my sleeves that I want to try out.