Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz




  1. On , Maria wrote:

    Got inspired to play a little with vector drawing today… The model for this piece is Sophie, Joachim Dallayrac’s soprano pupil in The Music Teacher.

  2. On , Kim Rodriguez wrote:

    This is lovely! You need to be doing something with your art!

  3. On , Marla wrote:

    Gorgeous. Would love to know how you got all the blended edges.:)

  4. On , Maria wrote:

    I approach it like a painting:
    Start with a base color (be it solid or a gradient). Then I create smaller shapes for every highlight or shadow. Where I need a soft edge, I give a gaussian blur to the shape.

  5. On , Petie wrote:

    I love this piece – it has so much emotion and feeling. Nice color scheme as well. This would go lovely in a lot of homes. :)

  6. On , Mafe Maria • Computer Drawing Tutorial wrote:

    […] I never thought I would write a tutorial on anything, much less one concerning the tool I’m least skilled at, i.e. Adobe® Illustrator®. However, in my first two attempts at using vector graphics to create figurative or portrait drawings, I have created two pieces that I rather like, and one of my readers — in fact, one who is much better at computer illustration than I am — asked me how I did it. So I thought I’d share the little I know to pass the generosity of those who have shared their own secrets to my benefit. […]

  7. On , mandarine wrote:

    I am a huge fan of vector drawing (I am trying to learn the power of Inkscape for my absidea site right now). Should you have more tutorials, I’d be a very thorough pupil.

  8. On , Maria wrote:

    That’s nice to know Mandarine. Hope this first tutorial helped at least a little. I’m only beginning to experiment with all this, but I’ll be sure to share any secrets, techniques, and professional artists I discover along the process.