Software: Adobe Illustrator CS4 for Photo Realistic Illustration
Adobe Photoshop CS4 for only Noise Control and Cropping
Photo Credit & Special Thanks to Theirry Falise, Photo Journalist, Bangkok
Original Photo Link >> http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01498/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi_1498625c.jpg
This portrait was done ONLY in Adobe Illustrator CS4. I had done so far for some Photo realistic portrait illustration especially to Korean Actresses. This time I decided to draw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s portrait. Original idea is for a present for my younger brother Myo Kyaw Htun”s birthday. But it took so long because of other commercial design projects and I couldn’t concentrate to finish it for his birthday.
It is NOT easy to do Photo Realistic Portrait in Adobe Illustrator. Even people can say “it’s just a copy” .. Yes .. a copy but it’s not that easy.
Then, I looked around some of her photos from Google search. There are variety of photos but I think this one is unique because of her smiles. Then I was curious for who belonged to that photo. I mean a company or a photographer. I found a Photographer name “Thierry Falise” as a credit in some photos. I did search his name and found his contacts. He is well known photographer because of his works in Southeast Asia region. Fortunately, he is living in Bangkok. I called to him for his permission. I explained what I wanted to do for it. I emailed him with my previous portraits to make him impressed for my works. Finally, he gave me a permission.
I took more than a month now to finish it. Anyway, this is the day to show off what I have done for my portfolios.
Hence, I don’t want to mention how much I inspire for Aung San Suu Kyi because I think no need to explain about her because almost everyone on earth knows about her.
Thanks for reading and giving likes and comments.
By the way, I used only MOUSE.
Myo Han Htun (a) Ko Toe
I made it for facebook theme wallpaper. It took so long for texture manipulation to get special soil and sand (like the surface of Mars) texture. The text “facebook” was done in Adobe Illustrator. I used both Adobe Illustrator for texts and Adobe Photoshop for texture manipulation. There are three resolutions available for 1920 x 1200, 1680 x 1050 and 1280 x 800.
Available Resolutions for Wallpapers
Wonder? I didn't attend the ART School and the computer graphic courses that I had studied were Photoshop and Coraldraw at a computer Center. Since I was a child, I became a self-taught how can I say "self study"? I had studied traditional painting especially in Pencil, Water Color and Oil Painting and worked as a Portrait Painter until late 1999.
I studied for bachelor degree in PHYSICS at University of Mandalay Institue in 1996 and finished B.Sc. PHYSICS in late 2002. I started exploring Computer fields in 1999. I attended and studied some of Computer subjects related to Systems Administration and Programming. I worked as a Computer Technician at DCD, a well known IT Company in Myanmar until 2003 before leaving further studies in Compufield, Mumbai, India. Then I studied Systems and Network Courses especially CISCO and earned Diploma in Network Engineering and certified myself as MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, MCSA, Microsoft Certified Systems Administration and A+ Certified Professional.
Now, I am working as a head of the section of Web Design/Development and Systems Administration for eLearning Courseware Production. Since 2001, I am working with my younger brother, MYO KYAW HTUN for Educational Software Development, Web Design and Web Devlopment in our spare time