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Create a beautiful female character illustration using illustrator

This simple tutorial shows you how to create a beautiful female character using Illustrator. This is great detailed tutorial on how to use the pen tool to create a beautiful looking  character illustration, which will show you some great fundamental techniques for creating your very own digital illustration.

With Pen Tool(P) draw the outline of the face.1 thumb Create a beautiful female character illustration using illustrator

 

Fill it with a gradient from #fdc173 to #faaa59 and give it 1pt black stroke.

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Now try to achieve the form of the eye as you see in the image below.

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Make the copy of the face path (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + F) Select this copy and the eye. In the PATHFINDER palette press the Intersect button.

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Fill this shape with white and give it 1pt black stroke.

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With Pen Tool(P) draw the same shape as you seen in the image for the iris.6 thumb Create a beautiful female character illustration using illustrator

The same way we’ve created the eye path, draw the iris path now and fill it with black.

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Use Ellipse Tool (L) to create a highlight on the eye.

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Repeat all those steps to create the second eye.

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Draw the nose path and fill it with #74f31.

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Make a bigger copy of the nose path, fill it with #e88b47  and put it behind the nose path.

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Use Pen Tool(P) to draw the form of the lips.

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Fill it with a gradient from #cc2035 to #8f182d.

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Create a smaller path inside lips path and fill it with black.

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With Pen Tool draw the teeth (use the same method that we used for the Iris).

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Now let’s make up the girl.

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Сut the superfluous and fill this shape with a gradient from #539f8c to #25b191 and put this path behind the eye path.

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Repeat this step for the second eye.

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Make the copy of face path, with Pen Tool(P) draw the form of the cheeks

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Select this shape, and the copy of the face and in the Pathfinder Panel press Intersect button. Fill the resulting path with f48373.

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In the same way create the second cheek.

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Create the outline of the hair path using Pen Tool.

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Fill this path with black.

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Create now the fringe path and also fill it with black.

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For the neck draw a line with Line Segment Tool(\) and stroke with 15pt with #f9ac5b.

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For the body draw a triangle and fill it with #f9ac5b.

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To create the clothes, first of all make a copy of the body path. Then draw the same shape as you seen in the image below.

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Select both paths (body and shirt) and press the Intersect button in the Pathfinder palette. Fill the resulting path with white.

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Use Pen Tool to draw the sleeves.

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To add some contrast create a shape under all the sub layers and fill it with a color (I used #bdeafb). Lock this sub layer.

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Draw the skirt path and fill it with black.

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For the feet, use Pen Tool(P) to draw the shape as you seen in the image below and fill it with a gradient from #fdbd6f to #f9a455.

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Use Pathfinder’s Intersect button once again to draw shoes.

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Make a copy of this foot and place it near.

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With your Pen Tool selected draw the hands and fill the paths with gradient from #fdbd6f to #f9a455.

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Create a rectangle for the folder and fill it with gradient from #1ab291 to # 1a9b81.

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Now draw the fingers on the folder and fill them with a gradient from #fdbd6f to #f9a455.

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Add some details to the illustration. Use Pen Tool to draw details on the shirt and fill them with 30% gray..

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Draw a belt that is similar to that one in the image and fill it with gradient from #b9244e to #ed1f61.

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Add details…

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And the holes…

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Final Result

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