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25 Fantastic Vector Portraits

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This post is part of a series called Vector Portraits.
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Modeling the Human Face in Illustrator

When most people think to create a portrait, Illustrator isn't the first program that comes to mind. Photoshop, sure. Pencil and paper, definitely. Even paints or collage seem obvious. But Illustrator?

The truth is, though, some truly fantastic portraits have been created in Illustrator and other vector art programs. And the process can be as difficult or straight-forward as you choose to make it. Most designers seem to start out with a photo, though others have been created from scratch and may even be fictional characters with no reference image. In any case, the end results are fantastic, whether they're kept a bit more abstract and two-dimensional or they've gone for a more realistic final result.


Vector Portraits

Portrait by oddhouse

Self Portrait April 09 by j3concepts

Self Portrait Number Something by verucasalt82

Female Portrait by mftalon

Illustrator Portrait by KrisCynical

Self Portrait for ID by Un-divine

School Portrait by whmurai

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Portrait by Alexxxx1

Vector Portrait by J-Ro-20

Utopian. by belldandies

The Royal Portrait Part Deux by ArtistHazzard

Portrait by CQcat

Self Portrait II by PhunkyVenom

Self Portrait KDLIG by K-A-D-L

adrianaLima by cd-marcus

Stephanie by verucasalt82

Ewa by lafor

Self-portrait by heloisabrites

Portrait of Kanon by DigitalImpulses

Green by exit82

Ilona by MARiKaArt

Vector Portrait by naunet

Gackt by jmlan

Mother by solgas

Human Face by Lazunov Iaroslav

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