This week’s challenge has summoned users to paint wizards with PicsArt Drawing. Drawing a Wizard not only requires fine tuned figure drawing skills, but also the ability to create a sense of magic and dark mystery in your drawing. To do well, you’ll need more than a wand or a lightning scar on your forehead, but fear not! This step by step tutorial will break down how to draw a painting with realistic shadows, a smoothly drawn figure, and mystical glowing lights. Use this guide as an extra spell up your sleeve as you prepare to take on your peers in this week’s challenge!

Step 1:  Draw a Rough Outline

Draw a very rough outline of your wizard to frame him within your canvas.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

Step 2: Refine Outline

Reduce the opacity and add a new layer. Trace a refined outline using your rough outline as a guide. Reduce the opacity, add a new layer and repeat the process for a final outline.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

Step 3:  Add Shading

In new layers, add shadings of various darkness. First start with light grey, then add a higher layer of darker grey, then do a layer in black. Merge the 3 layers when done.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

Step 4: Color the Drawing

Customize the brush to color in your drawing in a higher layer. Hide your shading layer while you’re at it to work in a clean space.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

Step 5: Finish Shading

Unhide your shading layer, and make sure it is at the top. Reduce opacity to beautifully integrate your shadows into your colors.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

Step 6: Lighting Accents & Background

Use the previously described techniques to add details in higher layers and a background in the back. Use translucent bright colors to add lighting accents on top.

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard

step by step tutorial on how to draw a wizard