A few months ago I saw some photorealistic vector images and I thought to myself – that’s cool! I don’t know why someone would do such a thing, but it amazed me that it was possible.
Please realize, this is far from a beginner guide and if you have only a little experience in vector drawing applications, sorry, then this article is not for you. I won’t go over every detail–there are steps that simply won’t be mentioned–so it’s not a complete step-by-step guide.
If you don’t have a graphics tablet (like a Wacom), then it’s going to take you twice as long to accomplish drawing these kinds of images. A mouse just isn’t precise nor fast enough.
You need to be fully competent with the Pen tool and have a complete understanding of using anchor points and anchor handles.
Got that? Ok, let’s get going!