The Wolf and his brother Goldilocks is a comic about two friends who happen to be brothers (no further comment on that one, sisters are just as....). The two of them find themselves in situations that they either talk about or react to and these are situations both are placed into over the course of centuries and centuries throughout time (even during times when earths atmosphere couldn't possibly support human life). But who cares, the Wolf and Goldilocks are two who are too determined to let things such as atmospheric conditions bother them ! Read `em here.
May kicks off the actual start of the most colorful part of the year. After a long cold winter its even more welcome than ever. To make it an even more colorful experience I'll be tossing mixed nuts around Tuesdays and Thursdays each week this month.
Of course I won't be throwing any real nuts around but rather comic nuts like the kind most of us know through work, play or amoral linkage.
Check out the first installment here
Each week of April a new installment of the six-part Cenix The Hell-Razor series will be uploaded to the new comics page on this website. Cenix was inspired by Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" and is a tongue-in-cheek version thereof.
Cenix and all of the other comics that will be uploaded to this site in the future are what can be refered to as Doner-Kebap-Horror; this is South-German horror involving characters who love eating delicious Doner Kebaps)
As Will Shakespeare, a contemporary of Christopher Marlowe once said ;
To Doner Kebap, or not to Doner Kebap: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the stomach to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous meat-lust,
Or to take arms against that hunger for thin-sliced meat whose number do
make mouth water,
And by opposing eat them?
You can read Cenix here
The nice thing about foods that are created from gradient meshes is that they can be as large as you scale them, you'll never gain a single calorie from your meshy meal.
Gradient mesh vectors look deceptively realistic, real enough to eat, and that is the strongest argument for them.
Another good reason why Vectors should be used over all other types of images lie in their versatility. Gradient mesh vectors are not normal vectors but they react as normal vectors do, expanding and contracting to any size you wish with absolutely no loss of sharpness or quality at all. No other type of image can match their flexibility.
A third good reason for implementing Vector images are their broadness of use.
All of the Vectors seen on this site are purchase-able in eps-8 form, just as you'd expect to find them at shutterstock, istock or fotolia. That means that the realistic graphics you see here were prepared to suit the needs of creative people around the globe
Comic illustrations such as the one shown below are among the many things you'll also find here at this site. Realistic illustration, after all, isn't everything and it certainly isn't the only thing.
If you think about it, anything anyone does well is something they do well because they understand what they are doing. The best authors are those who understand the power of words, but also the subject and all of it's intricacies, over which they write. A good mother is one who understands the needs of her child but also those things that the child needs to survive and to prosper.
In order to capture a subject correctly the artist whether photographer, or illustrator, must know where he or she wants to go, know where he or she is and have the energy and the means, i.e., the talent, technical skill and the endurance required of the particular task to reach the intended artistic destination.
My creative aspirations are very earthy; my goal is to provide vector images of food & drink, comics and a few other things that make life fun. All of the things that I illustrate are things that I know, live and love, are things that I capture in images, again and again. I don't make them cheaply so I also don't sell them that way.
Pictured above is a strip of bacon accompanied by a fried egg with a slice of buttered toast. Each component was made using Adobe Illustrator's gradient mesh tool.
For those of you not familiar with the tool, simply put; it allows for the creation of gradient colored objects that react and can be scaled just as any classic vector can be with no loss of sharpness and quality and also with no further manipulation of gradient resolution.
Below is the same egg, this time combined with a link of fried sausage. It too was made from a gradient mesh and can also be freely scaled with no loss of quality.
The particular type of sausage pictured here is actually a Bratwurst, a german style sausage that originated in Nuremberg, Germany.
Nuremberg sausages are very delicious, very hearty sausages that are served with sauerkraut or with a well made fried egg or Spiegelei on a bed of Bratkartoffeln (fried Potatoes). Here you can see the international breakfast tandem of a fried egg with a tender, juicy sausage, both in fat-free, illustrated vector form. Get the Sausage vector here
Or learn how to build your own using the techniques explained step-by-step, here
Continental Bacon Breakfast in Stretchable Vectors
Build your own Breakfast with these freely scale-able, Bacon, Buttered Toast and Egg vectors. This classic Breakfast is known across the globe and each component is a visual element that viewers are acquainted with the world over.
Combine each of these components and more to meet your creative needs. Get them here;
Doner Kebab Vector
Digital Doner Kebabs are less fattening
Doner Kebabs are very special kebabs that were made for today's mobile society. These are toasted or grilled sesame-seed adorned pitta bread buns filled with thin slices of spit-roasted beef along with veal or turkey but also with lettuce or cabbage, onions, cucumber and tomatoes, all sliced and all adorned with a crown of rich and very smooth yogurt.
It's said that the Doner Kebab was born in Berlin, the creation of a Turkish immigrant who decided to, as previously mentioned, tailor the dish to meet the needs of people on the go, taking all of the elements normally served on a plate and placing them into the warm bread-vesture of a hot, split turkish pita bread bun.
Some prefer sprinkling dried chili flakes and spooning a tangy sauce over the yogurt to add even more pizzazz to this already very hearty and very delicious meal but with or without the extras, Doner Kebabs really pack a punch satisfying your senses while satiating your hunger.
A Meal or a Snack?
One of the huge differences between Doner Kebabs and other fast foods is the fact that the Doner Kebab stands alone. I mean, it really stands alone, needing no support or accompaniment from any other type of food at all. If you think about it, fish and chips, those incredibly tasty morsels of fried cod-fish that successfully combine the crispiness of a beer-crust with the hot, soft moistness of fish inside with crispy but tender English chips are a pair that no-one would ever consider serving seperately.
Then comes the U.S. hamburger, cheeseburger chicken burger, even pork burger. No matter how large the meat patty or how high the burger is stacked or even the type of meat, poultry or fish of which the patty is composed, no burger is complete without an order of french fries and a soft drink to wash it all down with.
That's what elevates the Doner Kebab to heights no other fast food is capable of reaching;
A Doner Kebab is never accompanied by chips, U.S. or English, it is no mere snack before the meal, no feeble whisper before the shout or roar, the Doner Kebab is a full meal.
In The Bite or Make Your Own
In Germany, the land where the Doner Kebab was born, if you want to buy one, you'll have to visit a Imbiss, specifically a Kebap-Imbiss. Some of you may be asking; "An Imbiss, what's that?" An Imbiss (here, Kebap-Imbisses are meant) can actually be anything from a shack with an electric spit-roaster in it to a fullblown restaurant with a take-away window, all, in any case, equipped with one or two turkish men or women who are more than happy to prepare them for you. But most Imbisses are usually well built shacks.
The word "Imsiss" is an old German word and actually means "second breakfast" or something like that and actually has nothing to do with the word "biss" or "bite" at all.
Even the word "imbiss" is actually nothing more that an unfinished term when the place is meant, that being; "Imbissstube" which, as said, is the place where you can buy your Imbiss, your snack, that is. And that snack, as said is not a snack at all if it happens to be a Doner Kebab. Are you as confused as I am?
No Imbiss in your vicinity? Too bad. Not everything can be made at home and a true Doner Kebab is one of those things that just can't be made with 100 percent authencity of flavor at home. But for those of you willing to take a crack at creating a Doner at home try this recipe here
Stock Vector Illustrations
Images are becoming more and more important for anyone around the globe who publishes these anywhere, be it television, newspaper, magazine, blog, Facebook page or whatever. These days, most people are publishers because most download, send or use digital images, downloaded from the internet for some purpose. But most images used are more than likely property of someone or some company and for that reason, their use is neither legal nor free of charge.
That's why stock images are so important these days, they offer clear-cut, legal use of images at relatively low cost to creative people around the world. You can find lots and lots of macro- and microstock companies offering expensive to embarrassingly cheap images for every type of publishing job, from limited to unlimited circulation.
DaveysDigitalDoner offers realistic, scale-able vectors of timeless subjects such as soft boiled eggs, bacon, doner kebab and the like. These are mainly foods that are prepared today just as they where prepared a hundred years ago (with the exception of the Doner Kebab). They are subjects that are always in because eating and food will always be popular (with most people that is).
The artwork you find here is not expensive but it is also not cheap. It isn't and will never be offered at unrealistically low prices because many of them took lots and lots of time to make and demand fair compensation. And fair compensation is something that all of us expect for the hard work that we do, isn't it?
Also at DaveysDigitalDoner you can find an ever-increasing number of tutorials that take you step-by-step through the process of creating things in vector form. Be they realistic, comic, or mere tips that help simplify and expedite your work process you can expect to find it here or links to take you there.