This week’s Drawing Challenge has asked you to reimagine yourself as a cartoon character using PicsArt, and today we’re putting up a tutorial to help you out.
Making a cartoon out of yourself isn’t as easy as drawing a very simple self-portrait without detail, it also means using all of the expressive characteristic that make cartoons fun. Think of an activity, think of your favorite things, and think of your personality, then find a way to work them into the drawing.
This tutorial will show you how to draw a cartoon selfie in 3 simple steps. You’ll get an idea of how to use PicsArt’s drawing features and some inspiration as you work out what you want your cartoon selfie to look like.
Step 1: Outline
What would you look like as a cartoon? Outline some ideas, then when you’re happy, reduce the opacity and trace a refined final outline.
Step 2: Add Color
Add new layers at the bottom and color in your drawing. To change color, select the color box. Trace any critical lines with off tone colors, then erase your outline… or just hide it by pressing the eye symbol.
Step 3: Add Shading
To add shading to any layer of color, add a layer just above it and use a different tone to brush on shading, then reduce opacity to blend it in. You can even use black for a simple all-purpose shading color. Add any final details and your cartoon is finished!