cartoon Drawing Tutorial

How to do cartoony characters

You can learn to draw and color little monsters and characters with this tutorial.

Tutorial category: cartoon  
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Tools used: RMD tools




Step 1

First, draw the outline to your character! I love doing outlines, it's so much fun!

in this case, mine is a creepy cat.
(sketchy is better!)

Obviously because of the "Clear Canvas" and "Submit to gallery" you can see this was done in Drawchat...


Step 2

Ohhboy! Details! Add the eyes, nmouth, nose (if you want to, mine doesn't have one), and arms or anything.

100% transparency is OK.



Step 3

Use the fill tool around, maybe 40/50 transparency. Mine is 52, though.

Be very careful with the fill tool. The transparency should be low, but the color should be light.

(Note the circling of the color I chose)


Step 4

Fill in the whole character, unless you want different colors in certain spots.

Careful on the fill tool! It's tough, but you can fix it later if you mess up.


Step 5

Keep going over the same thing with the fill tool until the color is as dark as you want it.

You can change all the details you want.

Don't worry about going over the lines or face parts. That gets fixed.



Step 6

Touch up the details with pure black.
Sketchy is fine, as I told you before.


Step 7

Whiten the eyes again, and use the finest in the line tools to make the tounge.

Don't use the darkest red! If you have to, use some transparency.

It doesn't use up much ink, so you can have as many friends for him as you want.


Step 8

Add the friends, if you want! Everyone loves having friends!

Yay! Friends!

Anyways, there you have it! You can now draw a so-so cartoon!

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