Friday, March 1, 2013

Using Illustrator

Well hi there!
I finally went and bought the Adobe CS6 software, and this here is my first on my own copy of Illustrator! I've used the program before, but not extensively. To keep this one simple I just traced a photo of myself. So it's no feat of artistic talent really, but it did turn out cute! I love the simple flat colors Illustrator gives you, but it really is a misnomer of a program. It's not intended for drawing or painting, but tracing with a pen tool and making logos and stuff.
I borrowed this pretty skirt from Marisa. It's a real fun pattern, isn't it?
I wore white socks to really show off these cutie heels Travis got me for our anniversary/Valentine's day earlier this month! He picked them out of my Modcloth wishlist, haha.
 I got off early for the weekend, but I'm in a pretty crappy mood.
dress, shoes: mocloth
skirt: Marisa
coat: wetseal
floral crown: DIY


  1. I love your first illustrator photo it turned out great! Marisa's skirt matches your dress so well, and as for the flower crown, I have almost the exact same one! I found the flowers in the thrift store and they were already in a long vine so I just had to cut it and attach the ends!
    Happy Friday hope your mood improves soon!
    xo Hannah

  2. ahh that illustrations so cute!
    I love your skirt- amazing print :-)

    Francesca xo

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  4. you got off early for the weekend but are in a crappy mood? how is that possible!? but hey, if it makes you feel any better, i'll work til at least 5:15 today & have class from 8am-noon tomorrow haha. and anyway, i LOVE your illustration! def a misnomer but seems quite useful. Love this outfit too, Marisa's skirt is so fun & love how you added even more color : )

  5. That's a first try? I'm very impressed! Hope the weekend gets better.

  6. your illustrations are wonderful! gah, i wish i had the talent! this dress and the skirt are so cute!

    lindsey louise

  7. ahh LOVE this drawing style!! And this outfit is so frickin' awesome, especially the collar, shoes, and floral crown! :D

    <3 Megan

  8. Oh my gosh I love that illustration! I wish I could do that :). Marisa's skirt is pretty perfect on you. I hope you're feeling better!



    Southern (California) Belle

  9. Okay, I'm on cuteness overload with this post. First, the skirt just looks perfect with this dress (which is one of my favorite pieces of yours). Second, I'm kind of obsessed with every piece of artwork you put up. Have fun using Illustrator!

  10. Oh my, so so cute Rachel! That's your first try?! I'm impressed! You seriously couldn't have picked a more perfect dress to pair my skirt with :-)