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!
Reference Photo: [link]
-- Very CPU Intensive!