Saturday, September 16, 2006

SOMETHING VECTOR THIS WAY COMES

Once upon a time an artist saw a tree.

This was the most ordinary tree with nothing amazing about it at all. But the artist had a new digital camera and took a picture of the tree anyway. Now the picture was plain and not of any interest to anyone whatsoever, so it sat in a file on a computer for a year.

No one ever looked at it again.

Until one day when the artist had a new PLUG-In for his Illustrator program. The artist was curious and wondered what the tree would look like in vector form.

So he opened the little file of the plain tree and turned it into a magic Vector.

The artist was amazed at how beautiful the Vector Tree was. Its leaves look like an explosion, and it looked like bubbles and debris. why, it looked like a million Amazing things. So the artist grabbed the top of the tree and copied it and pasted it next to the Tree.

Why, now it looked like an Angel with evil wings.

What was this amazing Tree? It turned itself into many amazing things. Now the artist gazed into the eyes of the evil winged creature and it spoke to him in his mind.

"YOU WILL USE ME ON EVERY PAGE YOU EVER DRAW!"

The artist nodded stiff with fear.

"YOU WILL PAY FOR NOT LOOKING AT MY BEAUTY IN COLOR! YOU WILL PAY FOR UNLOCKING THE VECTORIZED SECRETS WITHIN ME!"

And with a thunderous roar the creature went silent and released the artist.

The artist returned to his work with his digital pen and his tablet of Wacoming. And everyday for the rest of the artists life he opened the Vector Tree file and gazed into it's beauty and saw more and more things that could be used on each page of his art.

The Vector Tree laughed and waited until other people would see it's beauty on the printed page. And then it would claim more minds for it's Vectoring ways.

Be warned, something vector this way comes.

4 comments:

Gary Seaward said...

I would ask you to post a pic of this amazing Vector Tree, but I fear it's evil ways, I hope to stick to the enlightened path of....
and I dunno where I'm going with this... damn (I blame the Tree)

Anonymous said...

I assume this is a hint to wait for it to be printed. Interesting imagination, but that probably helps you find new solutions that others would miss.

The clipping masks tut is cool by the way.

Dave

MissleMan said...

Brian- you have unlocked the secret and must obey...

I wanted to say thanks for such a fantastic blog it has helped me out tremendously.

Sam (missleman) Ellis-

B. Baltimore Brown said...

Show us the tree. We do not fear it!