York Graphic Designers News – recently completed projects and random musings from the York Graphic Designers team.
As a massive fan of F1 and Michael Schumacher, I decided to create a vector illustration of Schuey that I could print out on canvas and hang in the office. I often get a bit of stick for supporting Schuey instead of the British drivers Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton or Paul Di Resta, but at the age of 11, and before I fully understood or cared about patriotism he had me hooked with his exciting and aggressive driving style. His second stint in Formula 1 has not been the fairytale return I had hoped for, with Schuey only manage to finish two out of the first seven races.
I created the illustration by painstakingly tracing a photograph of Schumacher in Illustrator. The Illustration needed to be created as vector graphic as I wanted to output the final artwork on a canvas over one meter long. There are tools built into Illustrator that automatically create vector graphics from photographs at the click of a mouse but the results are often very poor.
I thought I would share the illustration with other Michael Schumacher fans out there and so have created a banner that can be used in Facebook’s Timeline feature and also as a desktop wallpaper.
To download the image sized correctly for Facebook’s Timeline click here. Once the image has opened, right click on the image and select save to desktop.
To use the image as a desktop wallpaper, select the correct image size for your monitor from the options below. Once the image has opened, right ckick on the image and select ‘Set as background’ from the menu.
1680 x 1050
1280 x 1024
1024 x 768