In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a magnificent scene from Times Square with PicsArt’s drawing tools. Read on to pick up the techniques, and then give it a try on your own!
Using a black brush with a slightly lowered opacity and hardness, create a rough sketch.
Reduce the opacity of your sketch. With a thinner, harder brush, clean up your initial sketch by tracing over the image in a new layer. Hide your initial sketch by tapping the eye icon next to it in the layers panel.
Create a new layer, drag it to the bottom, and fill it with a dark blue color. Create a new layer right beneath your clean sketch layer. Start to color in the billboards and buildings in your sketch using cool colors with a soft brush.
Create new layers on top of your sketch layer and, using a variety of different warm colors, start adding bright color accents to your drawing with thinner brushes.
Create new layers to add some new props into the foreground of your drawing—for example, the top edge of a stoplight and billboard. Then, use a thick, low opacity brush to add some shading accents to the edges of the scene. You’re done—don’t forget to save your work and share it!