cartoon Drawing Tutorial

How to draw Kittehs - Leah style

Learn to draw leah-style kitties!

Tutorial category: cartoon  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
LeahW
Tools used: RMD Java Draw

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Step 1

Alright, so let's always start by opening up floating mode.
Press view, floating mode.

I always work better with floating mode up, cause it feels more like a workspace with all your tools spread out.
But that's just me.

 

Step 2

So, I'm making a guide. I like blue, so. For the guide, use the line tool on the right :p On 2 size.
Make the shape kind of like a round oval with a stretched out triangle on the side you want your kitty to be facing. Since this is the guide it will be a bit messier than the final lines.

 

 

Step 3

Okay, now add the triangular ears in. You could make them rounded, or folded over, but I'm going to stay simple.
Make the fluff on its head (fur) to make your kitty more appealing and cute. If you spike it upward, it might look surprised or mad.

The body is just a little round oval, and the tail is the same. once you do these two ovals, add fur to wherever you please (My kitty is a shorthair, so i'm doing two fluffs on the end of the oval-ular tail)

 

Step 4

Okay, this will now be the eyes (and or eyebrows)
The way you make the eyes will be reflecting a lot of the personality type of your kitty. The mouth, too, but on kitties those are so simple I won't put an example up.

 

Step 5

I'm going for neutral-ish eyes.
Now add another layer!

 

 

Step 6

Now use line size 3 or maybe even 4 to go over the guide. Once you finish, remove the guide, and it will come out pleasantly cleaner.
Make sure not to miss anything!

 

Step 7

Now place the base fur layer under the lines and use the color you would like and color, color (Don't worry about being sloppy, it'll get cleaned up soon)

 

Step 8

Let's use our LOVELY gift of burn tool and shade in areas there would need more shading, especially around the eyes, ears, head fluff and arms.

 

Step 9

Use the eraser tool on the left to clean up the lines.

 

Step 10

Now zoom in on the eyes and fill in the color you would like them to be.

 

Step 11

Now use the lighten/darken/blend tools until you get something you like.

 

Step 12

And I believe we have our finished product! You can always straighten the lines out with the eraser, of course.

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