Human Flower: Gouache Painting and Inking with AKVIS ArtWork
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtWork

Human Flower: Gouache Painting and Inking

 

With AKVIS ArtWork you can imitate different painting techniques. In this example, we want to demonstrate the combination of the gouache painting and pen and ink drawing. To unleash the full potential of these artistic styles, we chose a photo of six girls arranged in a pattern that takes on the form of a flower.

    Original Image Result
  • Step 1. Open the photo in the image editor, select the ArtWork plugin, and choose the Gouache style.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Adjust the parameters of the effect using the quick preview window. We used the AKVIS Short Strokes preset that expresses lightness, grace, and airiness of the image composition.

    Gouache Style in AKVIS ArtWork
    Gouache Style in AKVIS ArtWork
  • Step 3. Start image processing with .

    To improve the background you can use the Smudge tool .

    Gouache Painting
    Gouache Painting
  • Step 4. Apply the result .
  • Step 5. If you want to get more precise contours, you can combine gouache with a different style. Process a copy of the original image with the Pen & Ink style. The effect parameters are shown on the screenshot:

    Pen and Ink Style in AKVIS ArtWork
    Pen and Ink Style in AKVIS ArtWork
  • Step 6. Apply the result .

    In the image editor, you can remove odd lines with the Eraser.

    Pen and Ink Drawing
    Pen and Ink Drawing
  • Step 7. In the Layers palette, select the Linear Burn blend mode for the drawing. As a result, we get the artistic inking of the outlines over the gouache painting.

    Result
    Result: Gouache and Inking
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Painting on a Canvas — Painting on a Canvas
   — Adding a Frame — Adding a Frame
   — Text and Watermark — Text and Watermark
   — Working with Presets — Working with Presets
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Styles Styles
   — Oil Painting — Oil Painting
   — Watercolor Painting — Watercolor Painting
   — Gouache Painting — Gouache Painting
   — Comics Effect — Comics Effect
   — Pen & Ink — Pen & Ink
   — Linocut — Linocut
   — Pastel Painting — Pastel Painting
Examples Examples
   — Harmony: Oil Painting Portrait — Harmony: Oil Painting Portrait
   — City Canal View: Oil Landscape — City Canal View: Oil Landscape
   — Animated Comic of a Cat: Make a Cartoon — Animated Comic of a Cat: Make a Cartoon
   — Emergency Cow: Make a Poster — Emergency Cow: Make a Poster
   — Greetings from Canary Islands — Greetings from Canary Islands
   — Summer Coloured Green — Summer Coloured Green
   — Casandra's Portrait — Casandra's Portrait
   — ArtWork for Art Students — ArtWork for Art Students
   — Day at The Beach — Day at The Beach
   — ArtWork Oil Gallery — ArtWork Oil Gallery
   — Oil Painting of Orchid Flowers — Oil Painting of Orchid Flowers
   — Miniature Painting — Miniature Painting
   — Still Life with Peaches — Still Life with Peaches
   — Work of Art from Flawed Photo — Work of Art from Flawed Photo
   — Antique Collage: Comics Effect — Antique Collage: Comics Effect
   — Baroque Architecture: Linocut — Baroque Architecture: Linocut
   — Ballet Art - Trying ArtWork Styles — Ballet Art - Trying ArtWork Styles
   — Human Flower (Gouache and Inking) — Human Flower (Gouache and Inking)
   — Oil Painting with a Hand-Drawn Effect — Oil Painting with a Hand-Drawn Effect
   — A Little Secret - Two ArtWork Styles — A Little Secret - Two ArtWork Styles
   — Mythical Horse: Watercolor Picture — Mythical Horse: Watercolor Picture
   — Forest Nymph — Forest Nymph
   — Ballet Dancers: Oil Painting — Ballet Dancers: Oil Painting
   — Portrait of a Lady: Modern Art — Portrait of a Lady: Modern Art
   — Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel — Sunset on Lake Garda in Pastel
   — Creating  a Semi-Processed Image Effect — Creating a Semi-Processed Image Effect
   — A Holiday In Normandy — A Holiday In Normandy
   — Orange Door: a Comic-Like Painting — Orange Door: a Comic-Like Painting
   — Interior Design: Painting from Rendering — Interior Design: Painting from Rendering
   — Painting & Photography — Painting & Photography
   — Scrapbooking Ideas — Scrapbooking Ideas
   — Painting in Autumn Colors — Painting in Autumn Colors

 

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