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In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial Alexandra Honcharova will demonstrate you the process of creation of a real vector art. This vector tutorial is designed for advanced users and can be done in any vector editor, like Illustrator or CorelDraw. So how can we create a vector girl with a fan? Find out at the jump!
- Program: CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator CS3 -CS6;
- Difficulty: advanced;
- Estimated Completion Time: 5+ hours;
Create Vector Outline in Illustrator or CorelDraw
Create a sketch in Photoshop.
Place a sketch to Adobe Illustrator then create a vector outline in a new layer. The Paintbrush Tool or the Blob Brush Tool is perfect for that.
It is desirable to reduce the opacity of our sketch. It would be easier to create a vector outline like so.
Vector Coloring in Illustrator or CorelDraw
Create a new layer and place it below the vector outline layer. Now in this layer create objects which will illustrate the main colors of our artwork. It is easier to do the coloring in Illustrator with the Pencil Tool (N) or the Pen Tool (P). Try to color in such a way, that the outlines of color vector objects remain in the vector outline.
I changed the fan’s color, I think in this way our composition looks better. Now draw the details of the eyebrows while painting the hair with the Paintbrush Tool. The process of eye creation is indicated on the figure below.
To create some glares on eyes and iris I draw the objects with different degree of opacity with the Pencil Tool (N). I use the same technique to create some light and shadow on the skin around eyes and on the whole face.
I can give some volume to any object in this way. The lower the degree of opacity is, the more you are "allowed” to make a mistake.
Now let’s focus on the lips of our vector girl in more detail.
Give some volume to the arms. The same as before, create some half transparent objects for that. I don’t use any Blending modes; I just simply reduce the opacity in the Transparency panel. Create a shape of hair on a head with the Pen Tool (P).
Create some light and shade on the clothes. Now draw the back of the hair, it should be darker than the front. Begin drawing the hair details; start with some lighter and thinner locks.
Continue to draw some details in clothes and hair.
Draw some eyelashes, add a bit of shade to the face, neck and fan. Draw some light on clothes and on hair.
Work on hair.
Create a floral background. That’s all! Our vector girl with a fan is ready!
This vector artwork won the award of Daily Deviation last year. Never get tired of creating and you will be noticed!
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