Wednesday, March 6, 2013

vector artist: rafael aquilar

rafael aquilar is a vector artist based in mexico city, who has an incredibly detailed and rich artistic style. i love his nuanced use of colors -- teals, yellows, and reds especially, and the organic, human touch to all of his lines, which gets lost in many vector illustrations.

he cites influence by gustave dore, a 19th century wood/steel engraver, in realizing the potential of adobe illustrator for his drawings.

he goes over some of his techniques in this interview.

also here's a process gif from his personal blog:

logo remix

i chose the quaker logo and the kfc logo, which both feature old white hair dudes, and switched up the style.