Bezier Tool in Coreldraw to make Cartoon Bird

Today we are going to learn Bezier Tool in Coreldraw, so we are going to make a Cartoon Bird. Few more tool involved for making this cartoon. I’m going to use Corel X4 but you can use any version as no special command used during this tutorial. So lets enjoy making it.

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

1. First of all take a new File in Coreldraw, I’ve taken a Letter Size file (i.e. 8.5″ x 11″ having Portrait view).

2. I’m going to start from Eyes, so pick Ellipse Tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird and draw an Ellipse (not circle) and rotate it a little bit as shown below:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

3. Select the Ellipse and press F12 to bring Outline Pen dialog box, give the following parameters and hit Ok, give White color inside it:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

4. Again by using Ellipse tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird, draw an ellipse inside previous ellipse and fill it with Black color as:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

5. Again by using Ellipse tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird, draw a small ellipse inside black ellipse and fill it with White color as:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

6. Now pick Bezier Tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Birdand make a triangle as shown below, we are going to make Eye Lashes:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

7. Its time to convert these lines into Curves, so pick Shape Tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird and select all three nodes of this triangle, you will see in top Property Panel an Icon will come having the name ‘Convert lines into Curves‘, Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird simply click on it, then unselect all nodes by clicking on any empty space, now move the lines towards outside to make them in curves, so that you should have shape like this:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

Fill it with Cyan color (C=100 Y=0 M=0 K=0) and give the same outline as we give for First Ellipse so you may have:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

8. I’ve made the bottom part by using same technique so I’ve this:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

9. Select all these shapes and hit ‘+’ (Plus) key to duplicate or you can move the objects by using Pick Tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Birdand before leaving the Left click just hit Right click then leave Left click so all objects would be copied onto another location and reduce the size so you may have this:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

10. I’m going to make the Beak of the bird, I’m expecting a little bit funny look of the cartoon, so by using Bezier tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird and Shape tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird (like we used above) I’ve made the beak like this (it will not look the Beak in the begining but when we will give some detailing then it will be having proper look):

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

Fill it with Red color (C=0 M=100 Y=100 K=0) and apply the same Outline Pen properties so you may have this:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

11. So by using Bezier Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird and Shape Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird tool, I’ve given the following details over it:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

12. Now complete the head part by using these two tools so you may have something like this:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

13. Let us make now its Right wing, by using Bezier Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird tool and Shape Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird tool I’ve made the wing as shown below, but here we will have another tool, we will be smoothing the edges of two curves, for this purpose select the middle node between two curves and from top Property Panel you will find ‘Make Nodes Smooth‘ tool Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird, it will smooth the edges of two curves so you may have proper shape of your own desire, I’ve made the right wing by making different shapes as:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

14. Its time to complete its Body Part, pick Bezier Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird tool and draw a rough sketch of the body part as shown below:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

again by using Shape Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird tool and converting straight lines into curves we have smoothen the lines, fill it with White color and apply the following Ourtline Pen property by pressing F12 Key and give the parameters as:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

you may have:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

15. So why not making the other parts of the body and also the both Paws, so I’ve done this work:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

16. I’m going to show that this bird is watching its Long tail and feeling proud of it, so I’m going to give the same look as its Wings, so make three Quills of his tail as shown below:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

17. Now we are going to learn another technique and it is about the Power clip (i.e. Masking any object into another object). Make two rough parts as shown below:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

We want to put these two shapes inside the middle Quill of the bird’s tail. So that we should hide the extra parts, select both Black and Yellow shape and run the command Effect >> Power Clip >> Place inside Container, an Arrow will come, so click on the middle Quill of the tail, so both shapes would go inside it as (before doing so you must have to check the option in Windows >> Options and ‘Auto-center new PowerClip contents’ should be switched off, otherwise your object will go into the center of the Quill):

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

So after Power Clip it will look like:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

Do the same thing for other two Quills so we may have our Final Cartoon Bird as shown below:

Stunningmesh - Coreldraw Tutorial - Cartoon Bird

3 Responses to “Bezier Tool in Coreldraw to make Cartoon Bird”
  1. RAZAK

    i love it it,s amazing i did it and i love it thank you

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  3. Kent Simba

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial. It gave me some ideas to make some designs or cartoons using the Bezier tool. And that even from simplest ideas will produce something great like this.

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