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Vera Farmiga Vector Portrait

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Vera Farmiga in Vector.

As I worked on my sites earlier this year, picking and choosing which pieces to put in my portfolio, I committed to returning to vector portraits when the redesigns were done. I’ve done so many over the years, and at the start of each one I feel like there’s no way I can do it. How they get from point a (which I call ‘the blobbies’) to the final result is still a bit of a mystery to me.

Vera Farmiga is one of – no, probably my one favorite actress. I don’t watch much television or film, but if you tell me she is in something I’ll probably sit in the dark beside you eating popcorn for 120 minutes. Her beauty is unbearably enhanced by her willingness to commit 100% to her craft.

I don’t really like many people, and I respect even fewer (that doesn’t mean I’m disrespectful to people- but few people elicit any sense of awe in me), but she possesses my adoration.

I was thrilled by her casting in Bates Motel, and she has 100% delivered and beyond. As confusing and complicated a character as Norma Bates is, Vera never misses a beat.

This is not the most creative of my portraits, but it is the first one I’ve ever sat down to and not doubted that it would be beautiful in the end. I never had the thought that I couldn’t do it, wouldn’t do it, it wouldn’t be good enough- I just let her beauty dictate the simplest of imitation.

I’m proud to display this, one of the best portraits I’ve done, in my gallery.

That’s not to say that it was easy- it took a week of work and I redid the hair at least 3 times. That wasn’t unexpected since it had been more than 2 years since my last portrait that would compare to this one (Shades and Shadows -Fiona Apple in Vector) with that one being far less complicated and demanding.

In spite of the time lapse, I feel this may be my most technically successful realism portrait and has me looking forward to my return to this passion of mine.



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About EchoStenger.com

EchoStenger.com began in early 2013 as a side project of Echoia.com. Namely, Echoia Photography. Wanting to expand to include more varied content, it seemed only appropriate to change the site's title.

It currently is an outlet for many of my interests and passions. I share my work in and write tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, review products (mostly purchased by me), experiment with my Silhouette Cameo machine (hashtag vector in flesh!), share my day-to-day and still post photographs on a regular basis.

Thank you for visiting and coming along with me as I grow and seek out beauty in everything.

I am a Christian mom, girlfriend, dog-mom, cat-mom and pseudo step-mom. I take up hobbies faster than I can put them back down. I am from Texas, but currently reside in Utah.

I. Love. Air conditioning.

Fiona Apple.

Angel : My seraph son. I’ll likely speak of nothing and no one so much. Born October 2009. He likes the color orange blue and almost anything Marvel.

Veda : Black. Lab-like. Born Summer 2008. A life changer. Full name and title: Princess Darth Veda Jane Sultanfuss Stenger. Usually just Veda/Veda Jane when she’s bad. Also ‘Monster’. In your way? Just say, 'Scoot, Veda.' Taken March 18, 2018. Missed every day.

Trinity : Rescued from the pound about 9 weeks of age, Summer 2009. I call her ‘Wiggle Bottoms’, 'Dummy' (lovingly, of course) or ‘Little Bit’. Big time cuddler.

Li : Dog cat. Scarier than both the dogs put together.

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