Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Seeker

The Seeker victorian air ship dirigible adobe illustrator by Josef Spalenka 2014

I wanted to practice my Adobe Illustrator skills, which is always incredibly useful for making vector graphics for slides and figures. To stretch my skills, I attempted to make a vector image based on a relatively complex piece of engraved art. It is from the label of a bottle of German Riesling wine that Danielle found at Woodman's Market. It took a long time to make all of the cables and rigging, and get shapes of all of the curves right with the pen tool!

And below is the original image from the wine bottle label. The above image was made by more or less artfully tracing this wine label in Illustrator. The wine was pretty good, but the label art was so cool!

The SEEKER Riesling Mosel Germany 2012 wine bottle label air ship victorian dirigible
The Seeker German Riesling wine bottle label

The Seeker airship clouds Victorian blue sky vector graphics Josef Spalenka
A new version of "The Seeker" with a more colorful sky.
(Edited April 24, 2014)

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