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PERFECT EXISTENCE by budianto PERFECT EXISTENCE by budianto
i made this for my index page on my portfolio website.
kept it quite a while. thanks very very much to Stacey I (model)

comments / suggestions / jobs offers / internships offers / ticket / flyer / t-shirt / cakes / leftover skateboard / old unused television set ?? i'll be wide open to accept them.

thanks!! ^__^
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ladymysti Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
This comment is probably past overdue, but I don't think I made any promises (if I did, I should have known better being the procrastinator I am).

I think this piece remains one of if not the most eye-catching piece in your gallery and the version on the actual site looks even better in its goldish tone and though the "bleed" of the colors there does lose the vector feel of the image that's not a bad thing! In fact, I think the play of the light in the model picture is better translated in the website version than the one here on dA -- there is such a difference in the flesh color of the face and body that it confused me before I looked at the reference picture -- I wanted to point that out in a much earlier visit but couldn't figure out any suggestions of amending it -- I see in the final version that it was worked out quite well.

One thing remains though, the ground shadow looks inconsistent to me; I rationalized that the light-source in the reference picture is about on the floor closer to the viewer off to our left which would cast the shadow behind her at an angle leaning to the right; the ground shadow used in both this vector version and the website version seems to be from a light-source positioned higher and behind her but selectively casting a shadow of her visible hand and boot (if the light-source had been positioned there I think much of the visible arm and legs would be in shadow with illumination from behind).
It doesn't appear too obvious though, maybe it doesn't give that impression to anyone else but me and this is a late comment so you are more than free not to change it if you choose so.

For a step back and final word in this particular comment: commendation to both you and Stacey. And I like how you used a small silhouette of this model in the design.
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budianto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004   Interface Designer
thank you for your long comment!! it's very insightful!!
about the ground shadow... yea, you're right! i know that the shadow should go up and right, but if i do so... it doesn't give me the 'depth' look and feel that i want to express there. the image will look 'flat' again. i don't know, but the first ground shadow that i made and it doesn't give me the effect that i wanted, so i changed it to front. but before doing so, i done some research too, and it turns out that some photographer may use 3-5 lights, so hehe... the ground shadow rendered from the "virtual" light as in the effect of 'dual shadow' type of vision. since the "virtual" light positioned closely to the subject's hands and boots, the shadow only casted there. hehe... :)

well, that's my design thought. it's very impressive that someone actually paid attention to such detail. :D
and about the silhouette, man!... that's the most confusing part. it took me days to decide what to do with it, cause transparent is not very friendly with print. but lucky me, i live in year 2004!! there's a illustratorCS that make this transparent possible for print. cihuuuyy!! :D

ok, i better stop now, otherwise i beat your comment. hehe... :giggle:
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ladymysti Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
I see... and I forgot about the multiple lights for a moment there as well, heh (whoops).
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TOYIB Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
boss..ajarin lah yg kayak beginiann.....;)
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budianto Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Interface Designer
haha... siapa yang boss?? <-- who's the boss??
itu cuman modal pen tool ama tabah <-- that's just using pen tool and patient

lu juga moto2nya mantab!! kamera digital ato 'old skool'? (males gue terjemahin, biarin aja yg gak ngerti... haaha... :D)
eh... moto2 lagi donk jakarte... kangen nih ama jakarte!! Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah, Mall Taman Anggrek, Ciputra, Mangga2, Sunter (ini sering buat kebut2an, hehe...), ANCWWUUOOOLL!! (si Manis jembatan Ancol = Samara "the Ring") <-- tuh semoga inspiring.
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TOYIB Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
hemm..nahh!! itu masalahnya..g gak tabahh..:))
hihihihihihihi..kebut2an?? boleh dehh...kmayoran kan??
ckckckck..anak mall bgt loe...:p
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budianto Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004   Interface Designer
dulu anak mall, tapi semenjak pindah kesini jd anak desa haha...ha... :)
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phrantyx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004   Digital Artist
Weeee I love vector illustrations on a Flash site. Mind telling me the URL ?
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Interface Designer
my website is on my general info, and in my signature. in case you cannot found it... sevenine.ca. the site itself is not completely done, it's still develop from time to time. it's a living website. hehe...
tell me what you've in mind about it. ^^
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phrantyx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
Oh yeah silly me of course it's in the general info I was too blur to see it. Thanks, will let you know about it :)
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yonmacklein Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004  Hobbyist Filmographer
simply fantastic! :clap:
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Macbaby Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
I'm familiar with gwp, and this is such a nicely done vector. Your composite really works well



Thanks again for sharing
Corey
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004   Interface Designer
yeah, i choose gwp's photo because she got the "look" and extremely stunning pose. oo... and killer boot. :)
thanks!
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emyllsomar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
Well, well well, I don't know if your comments updated already but I will comment on this one hope you see it.

It is a very nice vectorized image I love the pose you chose for this, the background seems to be a little too dark but that is your personal taste I guess. but overall a very beautifully done piece.

- Emyll
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mesh606 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004   Interface Designer
very design chapel [link]
nice
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004   Interface Designer
thank you!! i never thought that i would be comparable to someone that already famous.
i'm still learning... still have a very looooong road ahead of me. for sure, i'm still waaayy behind famous.
10x!! ^__^
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n1ghtFLY Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
coollll

is there any tutorial creating this vector art stufff??
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Interface Designer
unfortunately actually no. there's no tutorial about art in vector. it's all BS. someone cannot learn art, they have to life art, uncover their own art, but you can learn to use illustrator.

and the only good source is none other is, Adobe book! i don't learn tutorial from allover the net. i learn from the adobe illustrator 10 book. cause you know, other source might lead you to the wrong way.

learn from the "root" first, learn the "rules", then break them!! make it on your own term. so you'll have every reason to your every design decisions.
by the time, you don't have to find "art", "art" will find you.

10x! :)
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Antilon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Photographer
Good stuff. I have no idea how to use illustrator... stuck with Corel Draw.
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razz79 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
very nice
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cciv Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
you have a :+fav: :D
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LiLMissPiggy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
hey thats cool, i love her dress
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webthi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
very good
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Interface Designer
10x!!
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Angel-from-your-nigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Digital Artist
looks really cool.
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budianto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Interface Designer
10x! 10x! 10x! don't forget to visit the model's page. her photos just *blown me. kewl!
it's all done in illustrator, use only pen tool and a lot of patient.
10x again!
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tynan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Interface Designer
i really like this especially the boot
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alcatote Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
All I have on that list is cake... :-o

I love her funky outfit. It all looks super spiffy, except that bit of pink ruffle next to the top part of her boot. That part looks kinda weird...*shrug*
:)
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