Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are the most majestic of creatures, as you will come to discover in this drawing tutorial that we’ve created to help you draw one! We’ll guide you through the process of drawing this incredible animal with PicsArt’s drawing tools. Read on to learn how to do it!
Step 1: Create Sketch
Draw a rough sketch of your narwhal. Lower the opacity of your sketch, create a new layer, and trace a refined outline.
Step 2: Start Adding Color
Fill your background layer by selecting it, tapping on the paint bucket icon, and choosing a teal color. In a layer just above your background, start coloring in your narwhal.
Step 3: Start Adding Shading & Light
Select a light grey brush and start adding shading. Select a darker shade of grey and start shading in the top portion of the narwhal. At the bottom, start filling in some depth with shades of darker and lighter blues.
Step 4: Add Background Details
Create a new layer for your background. Using a soft, black brush, create some dark clouds starting on the bottom of your image, but only go as far as the narwhal. In the same layer, you can create some ice-like effects around the narwhal (he does live in the arctic, after all!) by drawing icicles in the background layer, using the same brush as you have been using to create your background.
Step 6: Add Final Details
Create a new layer for your final touches. The narwhal needs some majestic details, so use the third brush to darken the top part of your narwhal and add some texture. Use brush strokes in contrasting directions to give a rough feel. Then, switch to the second brush and add a vein-like pattern in a light color. You can also accent your narwhal with some bright blue colors, giving the impression of light reflecting off of it. Add a few rays of sunlight and flecks of light to finish your drawing. When you’re done, save your work and share it!