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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lion hair made easily

Difficulty: Medium
Time to complete: 25 minutes
Key elements: Pattern Along Path, Shapes

The lion was created using the same techniques we discussed earlier in this series..
The thing I want to highlight here is the technique I’ve used to make the hair
As described in the image make a head (oval tool) and a piece of hair using the pen tool (adjusted the curves little bit)
The piece of hair should be relatively small! Select both shapes and Extensions > Generate from Path> Pattern along Path command (I’ve used snake for the deformation type)
See how the results change with the alignment of the shape
To make it look like more real I’ve used Extensions > Modify Path > Jitter nodes command
Here you can experiment with different values to see how you can make it a real hair

Let me know what you think about it..

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