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Illustrator and CorelDraw Tutorial: How to Create a Vector Girl with a Fan

posted by: Alexandra Honcharova, in Illustrator Tutorials / Vector Character/ Comments: 10
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How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

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!


Tutorial Details

  • Program: CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator CS3 -CS6;
  • Difficulty: advanced;
  • Estimated Completion Time: 5+ hours;

Create Vector Outline in Illustrator or CorelDraw


Step 1

Create a sketch in Photoshop.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 2

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

It is desirable to reduce the opacity of our sketch. It would be easier to create a vector outline like so.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Vector Coloring in Illustrator or CorelDraw


Step 3

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 4

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 5

Now let’s focus on the lips of our vector girl in more detail.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 6

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).

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 7

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.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Continue to draw some details in clothes and hair.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Step 8

Draw some eyelashes, add a bit of shade to the face, neck and fan. Draw some light on clothes and on hair.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Work on hair.

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

Create a floral background. That’s all! Our vector girl with a fan is ready!

How to Create a Vector Girl using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw

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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Total comments: 10
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1 nikolas   (2012 Sep 19 12:21)
Oh my God!!!! It's SUPER!!!! AWESOME!!!! I'd love to be such illustrator like you! Thank you very much for sharing a technique!

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2 Guerreiro   (2012 Oct 13 14:38)
Perfect! Thank you for tutorial.

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3 Andy Jsn   (2012 Oct 22 06:26)
It is indeed and absolutely stunning illustration. I honestly didn't know you could achieve such advanced, artistic work with Illustrator.
Thanks for this ine!

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4 Dib   (2012 Oct 25 10:32)
PERFEITO! *-*

ADorei mesmo o Tutorial!

Parabens! smile

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5 Dani   (2013 Jul 01 07:00)
You're a master!

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6 umair ali   (2013 Jul 01 07:19)
very nice work. and you doing next work more heardly good by

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7 Markus Malaya   (2013 Sep 22 19:30)
that was a very beautiful art. . your great man. .! thank you for sharing your talent.

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8 bakeca Aviano   (2014 Feb 06 04:30)
great tips....looks awesome

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9 kursus website   (2014 Mar 23 05:22)
An awesome vector. Thank you for sharing with me.

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10 Baba Izzah   (2014 Apr 21 10:30)
Please how do you able to draw the sketches. Secondly what device did you use a mouse or pen or a touch screen device. Because it won't be easy using a mouse lol. I have try several times.

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