Welcome to bortonia.com

For years now, I’ve been thinking about creating a website about vectors. Why? Because they’re awesome. I fell in love with them long ago and there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing with my life.

By no means am I a vector master. But I have learned a few tips and tricks over the years that I really, really wish I’d known when I started. There’s a very steep learning curve for vectors, especially for anyone who’s used to ‘traditional’ mediums (paints, pencils, ink, etc). I’d like to try and offer some advice on how you can take the plunge and move from mediums everyone has heard of to one that almost no one has heard of.

What I hope to do is share a few tips and tricks of my own, as well as introduce you to some of the other absolutely fantastic vector blogs, tutorials, and portfolios already online. I’m continually finding great new resources online and I hope to gather them all here over time.

Why did it take me so long to start this website? Well, recently there’s been an influx of top-of-the-line tutorials and vector sites out there. Back in ‘the day’ there was almost nothing. Seeing what everyone else is doing has inspired me to pitch in and hopefully contribute to the vector community at large. I’m also hoping that by posting tutorials, it’ll get me off my lazy butt and illustrate more and experiment with new techniques.

If you have anything you’d like to contribute please feel free to let me know! I’m always on the lookout for new stuff online.

Please note that all content on bortonia.com is © Jennifer Borton and cannot be used without written permission.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to bortonia.com

  1. Dobry artykuł. Cenie taki sposób pisania. Pozdrawiam!

  2. Hi Jennifer!
    HELP!!!!! I’ve been uploading my Illustrator.eps (version 10) images for review at iStock. I originally used iZip to zip them. Each time I upload the iZip folder I get a rejection saying the file isn’t version 10. The image that I see that’s been rejected has my file name with a .zip after it. My question is, do you recommend a Zip software? Is it possible for me to send you one of my files and you can look it over to see if I’m doing something wrong?

  3. Pat says:

    You are great!!! amazing vectors 🙂

  4. Mitchell says:

    “Bortonia: All Things Vector | Tutorials and tips for
    vector illustrators” actually got me personally hooked on
    your page! I reallydefinitely will be back again much more regularly.
    Thanks a lot -Suzette

  5. Grace says:

    Hi Jen, I’ve just started working with vectors and I must say, they are addictive!! My teacher at TAFE recommended us students take a look at your site, so that’s what I am off to do right now 🙂

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