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Jaq Vector by Chromakode Jaq Vector by Chromakode
This image began as an experiment to see what was possible using the new Blur feature of the upcoming version of Inkscape. Ever since I first read about the feature, I've wanted to give it a try on some Volumetric Lighting. This is my attempt to vectorize chilsta of flickr's "Jaq".

It's amazing how one single feature can so affect the possibilities and design process. Blur in Inkscape opens up a whole new slew of artistic techniques for experimentation, and infinitely expands the abilities one has to shade.

As I added element upon element of blurred light, Inkscape really started slowing down. I can say with pride that by the time I was done it this feature was definitely put through its paces. ;)

Rendering the "high quality" final version of the vector took over a minute for 900x600px! :devilish:

Enjoy! :D

Reference Photo: [link]
SVG Source -- Very CPU Intensive!
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AxelMuller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bucic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
This is great!
Tjoepoe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it..
Prudentity Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome... inkscape is very powerfull but unfortunately its slow and cpu intensive when blurring pathes...
Tjoepoe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

jeruki Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great :D
lensman888 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Only just discovered this image from the Inkscape site... Absolutely stunning work! I tried Inkscape many years ago and for whatever reason wasn't impressed by it. I went back to my somewhat dodgily obtained (!) copy of a major company who produces a programme like this... I have since re-examined Inkscape and I REALLY like what I see in the new developments. I am now going back to this FREE programme without a guilty conscience...

Keep up the good work. I am signed up to follow your work.

nad2k Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
unbelievable! Can it be done in Inkscape?
geoffreydean Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love've taken the stock photo to a great level...hard to do with stock stuff.
yoolchie Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
This rocks. You wouldn't think it's vectored and's really. Wow. Now I want to try the new Inkscape too...
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