Imitating A Scanner Darkly | Illustrator Techniques

"Scanner"-Style Self Portrait

Imitating A Scanner Darkly | Illustrator Techniques - [My]
The set of basic design skills is an area I've been playing catch up on, so it's always interesting for me to see how various techniques produce effects that interest me. This includes the rotoscoping tricks put in place with "A Scanner Darkly."

The article points out some obvious procedures that nevertheless eluded me. I had tried, before this, to cheat and use software that pulls out color areas and converts them to SVG paths. As it turns out, it was easier, more satisfying, and faster to do it by hand rather than take apart what the software did.

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