Рисуем портрет в CorelDRAW

Uploaded by CorelVideolessonsRUS on 12.11.2012

The lesson was created by Alexei Oglushevich, winner of CorelDRAW International Design Contest, specially for Corel Russia.
Good day to all!
To-day, I'm going to try to explain to you how I draw portraits.
Usually, I start with drawing a sketch.
I am not fully satisfied with the settings of the painting brush in CorelDRAW as lines appear quite thick on A4.
I do the following: I increase the size up to A0 and then the brush works quite well.
Now, let's move on to drawing our sketch.
I have chosen a simple portrait for the lesson.
By the way, I would like to mention that I have never attended an art school.
The level of my knowledge of man's anatomy is fixed at the level of the 5th or 6th grade of a secondary school.
So, if anybody has any remarks you can make amendments to the drawing as I am going to upload the vector file together with this lesson.
And send your amended drawing to me so I can learn from you.
Well, the sketch is ready.
I have grouped it and placed on the very upper layer of our future portrait.
By the way, a couple of words about layers.
Many people do not use layers in CorelDRAW.
As for me, I actively utilise them as my files comprise lots of objects.
And I try to sign layers as this makes it easier to find the necessary object for amending later.
Now, let's start drawing the face of the girl.
I will not keep you waiting for long and just show you what I have come to in the end.
I am starting to gradually form 3D volume on the face.
I am simply selecting the plate I will be working on, copying it, pasting, transforming it preserving the number of basis points.
I have assigned 100% transparency to the lower plate, from 70 to 98% for the upper one and I am dragging the blend.
The settings of the blend are standard 20 stages.
I am going through all the plates one by one adding new ones here and there, correcting the lower plate of the blend and the colour.
The main correction will of course take place at the final stage as this process is now hampered by the lines of the sketch.
We are done with the face and the body for now and are starting to draw the hair.
We are going to utilise the lines of the sketch for this.
I am going to draw the hair very approximately as this is quite a different topic and I will dedicate a separate lesson to drawing hair.
Now, you can see how I am using the lines of the sketch, colouring them into different colour, copying and pasting new ones where necessary.
We will work similarly on the eyelashes.
I am making corrections as I when I remove unnecessary lines of the sketch my mistakes are revealed.
I am adding missing shades.
Now to the background.
Let's take any landscape and convert it into a black-and-white image,
trace it and paste it as the background of our portrait.
After that, we can adjust it as we feel sensibly.
That is all, I guess.
The drawing is finished with approximate hair.
Thank you for your attention.
You can ask questions at http://oglushevich.ru/