Friday, May 31, 2013

Drawing in iWork Pages.

A few days ago I drew a picture of a blonde girl in turtleneck sweater. Here are two slightly different versions of the same picture,

In the previous post I showed the 'apple-cheek' technique.

The pictures below show how I constructed the eye with three superimposed ovals with different colour fills. Click in the colour well in Graphic Inspector to choose the colour.

Start with the largest. Insert an oval shape from the shapes drop-down menu and change its dimensions.  Then make the others.

The white 'glint' in the centre of the black pupil is the fourth shape — an edited oval. Import an oval and make it editable: Format > Shape > Make editable. Click on the red editing point and rotate the curving handle to turn the oval into a thin crescent-like shape. Do the editing in large dimensions, then reduce the finished shape in size via the Metrics Inspector. Check the 'Constrain proportions' box there.

When all the elements are in place, select them all and group: Arrange > Group.

Ovals make up the eye.
Rotate curving handle.

Group the shapes.

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