Vectors can come in various styles and each style conveys different messages to their audiences. I didn't really have a concept in mind, so I went online to look for ideas. They say if you want to do something good, you got to do something you like. And I really like this KPOP group called B.A.P. So I looked up vectors of them made by fans.
By hyung86 on deviantart.com
I decided I would go with hyung86's concept of using unnatural colors with a 'breaking' effect.
So, to make a vector you must have a good photo. I... honestly donn't have many of those of myself, so I had to take new pictures. Nek and I decided to have a mini photo shoot at our residential college, Kolej Akasia one afternoon. After taking a few unnatural shots which didn't really fit with the concept I was look for (or looked really awkward) we played with the cats of Akasia and while cuddling with them, Nek took shots of me. Luckily we did, because none of my shots were accepted by miss and I ended up choosing one with Mama Cat in my arms.
|And the winner is...|
After not being able to use the shots I had, I also had to change my concept (because a dark, breaking image doesn't really suit Mama Cat's cute yet sassy vibe). Hence I went to the internet again to find more ideas. I decided I would still go for the breaking concept, except it wouldn't be as rough; instead of edges, I would use circular cutoffs. The colors would be more pastel and pretty too; just like the color of my hijjab and Mama Cat's fur (^_^)
|By xiumilka on tumblr.com|
|Found on stock images|
|Inspired by littleskulll's artwork on deviantart.com.|
-Elyna Mahzan, out.