Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

I have been re-exploring Adobe Illustrator recently having seemingly used nothing but Photoshop for many years. I wanted to draw something iconic that would be instantly recognizable to everyone. I downloaded an image of Bruce lee from the web. I then took that image into Photoshop and put it through the threshold tool to simplify the design. I then took that into illustrator and initially used live trace. This provided the rough framework for me to draw over. I used a combination of layers to achieve the end result below. The Chinese writing I researched is how Bruce Lee is written in Chinese. I used some stroke effects with Chinese ink style brushes I downloaded for this.