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6 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:36
    • 2. Kitty

      9:31
    • 3. Fox

      11:08
    • 4. Panda

      9:21
    • 5. Penguin

      7:56
    • 6. Dog

      9:45
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About This Class

In this class, we’re going to learn how to draw cute cartooney animals in mugs. 

If you have no prior experience in drawing, you shouldn't worry, this class is open for everyone.

We'll start by sketching the basic shape and step by step will convert it into a full-colored illustration with clean outlines. 

After completing this class, you'll be able to draw a bunch of cute animal characters from scratch.

All the drawings were made in Adobe Photoshop but using just the brush tool and the eraser tool.  So feel free to make your illustrations in any graphic software you want or even by using traditional art materials.*



* If you're using traditional art supplies, steps' order and the process may vary, depending on the medium and techniques you would use.

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Xenia Sorokina

Illustrator & Graphic designer

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Hello there!

I'm Xenia, and I'm an illustration and graphic design enthusiast. I know firsthand how complicated and confusing the new software, tools and simply learning new skills could be, so I'm here for all the neophytes and enthusiasts to help you with learning new things. 

So if you want to learn something new or refresh already known but forgotten knowledge about Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Procreate and digital illustrations in general - you're more than welcome to join the creative journey!

 

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1. Introduction: Hello, everyone. My name is Ksenia and them administrator and graphic designer in this school Shit class. We're gonna be drawing cute animals in MOX will start by producing the sketch and finish up with a full color illustration All the drones amid in Adobe Fort A ship. But the only tools were used as a brush toe and the arrays it'll So that means that for making those illustrations, you can use any graphics software you want or even traditional materials. This class is for everyone. So don't for if you have no past experience, so grave your art supply or launch a digital sofa and let's begin. 2. Kitty: in this part of the glass. We're gonna be creating kitty in the mark and we're gonna start was created and you live from making the draft. First of all, we need to create the shape of a potato or a neck. We needed to be pretty surrounded on fixing because we also needed to be symmetrical. So we're creating this shape. I am using honest and brush toe and the eraser tool. So if you're using the traditional materials, it's absolutely okay to join this class when you think you're done was creating the shape we need to divide it into two pieces. So we're making this land summer above the center to separate the mark from the Keesey. Here's our line and we need to add a little handle here. Something like that. And we're creating the inner circle inside the handle, so continue fixing our shape. Keep in mind that we needed to be around, So let's move on to the kitty. We need to divide the sport into two pieces again. So we're creating the second barrel line here above the previous line, which was amongst border. This part is gonna be the head, and this one is gonna be the body so continuing fixing it. And now we need to draw the lines here on this side to show that this word is where the head meets the shoulder. So create this little round. It lives here on both sides. And when we're done, we need to create disc. Irv's here. They need to be around it and they need to matches and marks borders. So something like that fixing the mark a little bit more uses arrays itude to Mexico, clean lines there. No need to start creating our face. First of all, let's draws a central vertical and here to divide the face into to almost similar parts. And after that, we're creating the second presente line here. It should be summer on the bottom furred. Let's raise the sports now and check out if they're symmetrical. Fix it a little bit because we need to make them round it when we're done with it. Let's put some ears here, so create two more vertical lines, the ways it will be and the six part off the whole head somewhere here and now we know where to put our ears OK, starting with the left ear. Let's make this around the triangle and put it here on soap, trying to connect the E with the head. So it's some kind of sold its shape nowhere down here and also incident. Let's fix the head where it's not very round and symmetrical. So moving on to the second E and when it's supposed to swear, is until lines here to make sure that we know where to put our second according to the symmetry. So trying to put it somewhere here, as was said it both. So keep in mind that win you to make them as much symmetrical as we can. And no need to put this inner bars here and here, too. So getting back to our face, let's start with the eyes and let's put the first guy somewhere here. And according to the symmetry, weakened May's a vertical land here and also make another line at the same decent as the 1st 1 on the other side. So put in the second I hear on the intersection off two lines. It doesn't need to be very symmetrical over need. Now we can fix it later in a lining part so Now let's put the nose here and this tiny mouth under the nose, let's and the stripes that cats have on the top of the head one big here and to a bit smaller ones on the sides. So we're using this line to amazing look symmetrical, too. No, it says the mustache is here on bottom for it off the face. So creating them on both sides and trying to make them symmetrical too. And also, we need to put the post here, so draw and helps here and at the split aligns to make the fingers So one po is ready and we need to create the 2nd 1 on here. Also try to make them very around it and again makes the fingers no need to add some details on the mark. So let's add some kitty footprints. We need to create this. Arabs is here and here. No, that's a no. Zoom it and check if we need to fix something. Els. I need to figure slots here on the mark to make everything look around it and meet knows the sketches ready and we can move on to the lining part. But firstly, we need to send the capacity of the schedule a 2 20 something percent. And also we need to create. And you let above this one if you're also using the graphic software as I do. So I'm creating and Uli and I'm taking as a brush setting it up and start in lying. - No , Yeah, when we're done. Was a lady in part. We need to fix some mistakes we've made, so let's hide the layer was dropped and start bringing those lines. - Also , I need to raise those lines because we don't need them here. Let's check out if everything's going now. I think I'm done with this part. So now we need to create and Uli for the color in part is they were creating needs to be between two, lest we already have. So we're making and Ula and putting it down, getting back to the coloring. I've already prepared the color schemes for all illustrations were going to be created in this glass. You can find them in a project and rest stop. If you want to use the same colors as I do, let's start by coloring the cat's body when years on this color in the Casbah D. Let's at different girls on the stripes, on the inner parts of the ears and on the posts. So take another call and start putting it on. The stripes also end the same color on the tips off the bows for the inner parts off the years takes up in color. Also, let's that cute cheeks here under the ice was the same being que And now we can move on to collars and mark taken as a collar and start putting in there when you're done with it, let's send the same pink you hear on the footprints. Okay? No, I don was a coloring part, and if he uses a digital software, you can add in ULA and said it as a clipping mask so we can make a shadow here on the site . Let's sends a late to multiply mont and grab the brush was the same color as a mock, So let's draw the shadow here. We can fix it a little bit and win you to set a prostitute went to something percent, and now Ankita illustration is done 3. Fox: for the second illustration Off this class, we're going to be creating a little folks in the mark. So will go over all aspects, as we did visit get. But of course, I'll repeat all the steps again. First of all, we need to create in you. Lay as we did visit, get and we'll start with the sketch. Let's create the potato shape again. We need to be around it as always. So fix it, make it cute and round it. Erased some mistakes. Makes the shape symmetrical. Fix it on the bottom if it's needed. And when you think you're done with this part, we need to split the shape into two pieces. Let's make the line and little bit above the center to make it marks. Border also ends, marks, handle and drove in a circle. So continue fixing the mark, making it around it and symmetrical when you're done with the sport, we need to create one more barrel line here to separate the face part from the body part. So make this line here and again. We need to find where our face would be. So let's make this vertical line, which would divide this birth into two pieces and also and the horizontal line on the bottom first off the face to make sure that our eyes and the whole face will look nice. Well, the folks needs to have this fluffy cheeks, and we need to create some kind of triangles here on the left and same underwrite. Let's make one line in the center of the face and from this centre face line will add some little triangles here on the sides. So we're going to connect in this upper line and the bottom line here with strangles. Again, let's try to make it symmetrical to make it even easier. Lets Ellen gave this land here was that common face would be and continue making triangles by looking on this line. No need to split those triangles bars with very gentle lines, which would connect the head with those triangles we just made. We need to make sure that they're symmetrical, so use a razor to to make this look like when you need to be. When you think you're done with it. Let's make those curves as we did with the kid. It's gonna be something like that. So we're connecting Ah, head with the mark. Also, we should raise those parts so we wouldn't be distracted by them. Now let's plead those strangles into two parts and makes him gun off the further So we're creating this little dry angle here and one a little bit smaller, a bit low and a bit further, doing the same on the other side. One triangle involving a little bigger and one here, which is gonna be connected with the face. No, have some for, and we also can fix it to make it look similar on both sides. So he used a razor to. Now we need to put the ears on the top of ahead again. Let's put our face into four pieces. Create two more vertical lines here and he and let's start creating the ear. It should be able to bigger than the cat head and more like a proper triangle. But also we need to connect it with the head so it won't look strange. Well, we've created the Left E and winning Tonto inner part. Now this made those horizontal lines to know where to put our second record into the symmetry. We need to put it somewhere here. Let's think the other one to make it much. And as a in a part, we could fix it later if it's not very neat now, incidentally, shaking out for some mistakes we couldn't make no need to make some kind of a mess on the folks face. Let's put a point in the center to know where to put our line winning to make something like this. So let's start. We're making these. I started to make it from the center point of the left bottom for a section. We also need to make it very gentle and very similar on both sides. Melican boot our rice. I am putting the I hear almost on the land, but a bit motors, right? Also under the same on the other side, a good into the symmetry and trying to make it on the one line and in the same decent from the line. It's a gay. If it's not very central now, we can fix it later in the lying, in part when a rise on down when it's added, knows here on the mask and put the little mouth under the nose, and our face is almost ready. No need to put the bulls here. Let's great and Arabs. And if you split the lines to make the fingers and creating the 2nd 1 here and splitting the fingers again, it's almost ready. But let's and some details owns and mark. Firstly, Eddie leave by creating this leaf shape at the stem and make one more leave here. And also let's sm bears on the other side. Let's create a line and draw some circles. If it's not very need now we can fix it in the land in part. Now let's check out what we've done. I think we need to fix those parts because they're not very symmetrical. I'm fixing these. Gonna raise it a little bit and make sure we're doing the same thing with it on the left. I'll fix years a bit, and you also need to check out if you're happy with your sketch and none fixing in mark a little bit, too. When you're happy with your result, we're doing the same as we did with the GT. If you're using the digital software, let's create and Euler and said the capacity of the previously with a sketch 2 20 something percent. So getting back to own Hewlett and let's start lining one years on was a line in part or less high. Delay was a sketch and fixing mistakes we've made while lining. So takes a razor to and do the same cleaning up and we did with the kitty. Thank also we need to erase those lines when you're done with fixing, our little mistakes will move on to the coloring part. So let's grid and you lay between two lists we already have, and let's set the colors. I am using the prepared cause him that you could find in additional files to this class. So starting coloring was a fox body. Thank I lived this part white because we need to put another collar there. Willians on this coloring the face. Let's it a different girl to the ears and the boss. Now let's add cute cheeks so selected being color and edit here under the eyes. Now let's continue color and wisdom mark when you're finished with the monks body and different colors to the leaves and to the Berries, and we're done with a coloring part. So if you're using the digital software, you can add and Ula above and said it as a Cleveland mosque. I'm picking this color and set in the late to the multiplayer mode and creating the shadow here also decrease that bested to 27% and we're done with this illustration. 4. Panda: in this part of the class, we're going to be creating a panda. So let's create and ULA and start with the draft. We're starting with the same things as we did before was creating the potato shape. So when you to be around it again and as always, we're fixing some not very nice parts with a razor to trying to make the whole shape as round as we can and when years on this creating the shape, we need to split it into two pieces as always. So let's create the line about the center to divide it into a panda and a mark. When we're done this create in this land, we need to put a little handle here on the mark. Let's create in a circle again and let's fix it a little bit. Also, let's fix a mark, and when we've been on to creating the Banda so again we're making this vertical land that will divide out Brenda face into two similar pieces and we're making this horizontal and on the bottom first off the face. Also, we need to create one more barrel line here to separate the face off the bandit from the body. Here's our face and here's our body. Let's start creating. Our face was around it lines. I'm starting here, making this a little bit rounder and creating the same thing on the other side. We needed to be symmetrical. So fixing some mistakes was in a razor and less greatest curves on the sites very gently were emerging. The head was the body and the body with the mark. We're trying to make those full symmetrical. So let's raise those parts and check out if we need to fix anything else. I think we need to erase emit of this and fix a little bit. Here, let's move on and set where the ears are gonna be. We need to split the head to a few pieces. So we're making this line here and we'll try to find the same here. So we're splitting it to free pieces and Twister, drawing out years from these lines were put in the air here, creating almost a circle. Also, I'm adding the inner part and to make the second e, we need to create those horizontal lines to know where to put it is going to somebody here . So we're making this circle here and again, making this inner circle inside the ear, moving on to our face. Let's at some eyes. So we need to put arrives. Somebody here we can split those rectangles into supers. And let's said that I hear almost knees and you like and according to the symmetry wear create in the second I somewhere here and here on the centerline. We're making this little nose. We needed to be rounder and we're creating this mouth under the nose, so it already looks like a baby. But we need to add the circles around the eyes. Let's start doing this so our circle is somewhere here. We needed to be the same on the other side, so you can make this vertical line and we're trying to make a similar Arabs here when you're happy with her. Turned out, let's move on. We need to end the balls here. They should be a little bit bigger than we did before because it's a bear. So create those biggest circles here and add some fingers. It already looks like a bandit, but when you to make it look on the most symmetrical, so I'll fix him mark and also ill at some details here. And I need to change these parts a little bit, okay? Adding the bamboo sticks here. So just creating the slides and edit son leaves here and there. Also, let's add and be smaller. Stick here on the other side and ends Elise here to let's check out one more time and try to fix the things we can fix. Now I'll fix a little bit on this ear. So now if you're using the digital software, you can send the capacity to 20 something percent and create, and you let we're gonna put your line, son. So I'm taking another brush, setting it up and start in lining. - When you're done with the line in port, let's hide live with a sketch and start cleaning the mistakes we've made. Also, we need to raise those lines. Let's check out what we can fix a little bit more. I need to fix these wars. So when you're done with a line in part, let's move on to the color in part, create in Ulan Between those two we already have, and let's start picking the colors. I'm using the prepared girls, which you can find an additional materials through this class, so take a brush and start hollerin when you're done with coloring the body. Let's at a different college two years to the house and do this. I circles when you're done with color in the details. We need to add a little circles here on the black ice circles. Also, let's add cute being cheeks, but we need to add that involves a lot. Unless so, let's create and Ula and anti cheeks on here and now I can get back to our brave a scholar and let this one, and we need to colors and mark so six and brush and let's do this when you're done was coloring the body off the mark. Let's add color to the bamboo parts. One was on colorants and bamboo leaves. We can create a shadow, so if you're using the digital software you can create and Ula above and using the right mouse Button said it as a clipping. Mask. Also sent a letter to multiply Mont. So I'm using this being cute to Meg's shadow and also ways it in the capacity to 20 something percent, and nowhere done was colorant and creating defender 5. Penguin: in this part of the class, we're going to be creating a penguin. So let's start was making the new layer. Where is gonna be out draft and creating the potato shape again? We're trying to make it around it. Also, we need to fix it and make it neat. I'm fixing the whole shape and making it a beat around her. We need to divide the shape into two pieces again. So let's make this land in about the center line. Here on top is gonna be out penguin, and the second part is going to be a mark. Notes them to end a handle on the mark and the inner circle into the handle. After that, we need to create one more barrel in line here to separate the penguins head from the body . So here these, and let's start with said in the face, Let's create a vertical and here, which would divide a shape into two pieces. And also let's at the horizon's a lot on the bottom for part off the head. When you're done with this part, we need to start shaping our head. So where Creighton's around it lines on the sides using the Arrese if it's needed and trying to make those slides as run as we get. And don't forget about symmetry. We need everything to be as much symmetrical as we can do it. I'll erase those things, and that's okay. No, let's make those girls, which would separate the head from the body and where emergence. The body was a mock to look like a penguin seating into the mark, so Mullican erased those parts. And also we need to fix these think and these things to make them symmetrical. And now I can put the face of the penguin. So let's add some kind of the baby light on the top of ahead with this part right in the center. Let's try to do this. We can put the dot in the center to know whether ready but should be, so we're creating those lines, but we still need to make the bars symmetrical. If it's not very symmetrical. Now we can fix it in the line in stage. No need to end the face. Let's divide those parts into two pieces wizard vertical lines here and here, and will put our eyes just on the intersection off Toolan here and here. Let's add the beak, which is gonna be like these shape we can create to Milan's here, and we need to put the big here so we're creating the little arc and end in the smaller arc here. This one is a little bit wider, and this one has a higher height. Now it's a few feathers on the top of the head, just two pieces here. And let's screen those penguins wings by eight and got a carrot like shapes. One is here and another one on the other side, and I raised these a little bit. Now I had a few details here on the mark. Let's create too little fishes. So started with Elon gated shape and adding a little triangle. Also separating these peace and Eddins of sleepers and and I one law fish here, starting with the lemon shape, adding a triangle separating this piece and ed and flippers and and I we need to fix a little bit off the mark, and that's okay if you're using the digital software less grit and you lay and buff. And since the capacity of the previous one with the sketch 2 20 something percent? No, I'm taking in those and brush setting it up and start in London on the Ghazaliya Wen Yen zone was a lighting part. High delay was a sketch and continue was making the lines clean by using a razor to Also, we need to erase those lines. And when you think you're done with the lining part, let's check out if we need to fix anything else. If everything is okay, let's move on to the color in part. So if you're using the digital software create and you lay between the two, lest we already have, I am using the prepared collis him. And if you want to use the same cause as I do, you can find a fault in the class materials. So I'm taking the brush and start in colorant when we're done, was coloring the body. Let's move aunt and color those parts. We're done with additional parts, so let's take another call and color the beak. Also less acute cheeks here, as always, and we could move on to call of the mark. I'm taking this being cute and starting coloring when we're done with sculler in the mock less at another car here on the fishes, and no one done was a cauldron part. So let's check out. If we need to fix something, I need to fix the right eye and make it a little bit bigger. Also, onions to fix these a little bit here and here. And now, if you're using the digital software, we could make one Molly and set it as a clipping mask, also setting it on the multiply mode to create the shadow. I'm using this color for the shadow, increasing the brushes and creating the shadow. No need to set the best It that went to something percent, and I need to fix the shadow a little bit, and nowhere done was creating the penguin. 6. Dog: in this part of the class, we're going to be creating a dock. So starts it was creating and Ula and Zoetis, let's begin, was making these but data shape. We need to make it round it as always. So no start making lots have been darker and fiqh er and figs a shape to make it pretty around it. And and also we needed to be symmetrical when you feel good sound. Was it? We can move on. We need to divide the shape into two pieces. So start making this line above the center, which will make two parts. The upper part would be the dog and the bottom one than lock. Now fix the market beat and when you to create this little handle here on the mark and the inner circle inside the handle. Incidentally, I'm fixing the market little bit to make it rounder. No need to create one more parallel line here to separate the dog's head from the body. Let's create this line moving on and setting where face is gonna be. We need to create this vertical line which will develop a robber shape into to almost similar pieces and also create results of land on the bottom. First, to know where to put the ears. No need to divide those rectangles into two pieces, one a little bit smaller here on the left side and one being in near the centre and the same on the other side. We just need to make sure that Arifin were doomed as pretty similar on both sides. So I'm fixing these a little bit, and I need to fix here a little bit, too. So let's move on to the ears and we're making them here on the top. And those vertical lines we've made need to be summer in the centre, off the ears. We're creating those rounded triangles, and we need to make sure that the whole head looks solid and old parts don't look like they're separated. No, it's great that in a part of the year and let's move on to the second E. But firstly, let's make those Harrison's alliance here to know where to put our ear. We can put some those to know where to put the lands and Cory in the second year again, where emergent ever friends together to some kind of a solid shape And now let's make the inner part off the ear and we're done with the ears. Let's move on and create those rounded lines on the sides, which would separate the head from the body. So let's make this parts and less great those girls on the side, which would divide the head from the body and also where emergency body was in Mark. So now I am a raising those parts and let's check out a forever finished symmetrical. I need to fix this a little bit arrest here, and that's okay. Now we need to create this kind of a mask on the face and and this wavy line here on the upper part off the face So the land should be here. And let's just make it to make sure a fair Griffin is on the line. We can make this horizontal line here, and I noticed that I need to put this line and little bit down, and this thing needs to be a bit rounder. No need to put a rice. So let's create Dima lines here. Like if we divide this part into three pieces and we need these lines and the same on the other side, and we're putting our eyes on the intersection off those slides, according to the symmetry, we can fix it in. The part was aligning if it's not so symmetrical now. Now that said the nose here, like around the triangle and end the mouth under the nose. Also, let's at the Brose sew. Create those ellipses here above the eyes and no need to create the bulls here. So drawing helps here and and Alliance, which would represent the fingers, also create the second Bo here, fix it in with and add the fingers now moving on to the mark and let's add a few details here, so we're gonna be drawing the bones. We're creating those shapes like little hearts on this teak and the same on the other side . Let's check out if you need to fix anything else. I think I need to fix a little bit of this ear and maybe these parts. Everything else is a K and wiggled move on if you're using the digital software unit Secret and Euler above this one with the draft and said the capacity of the draft led to 20 something percent so moving on to the new layer we've created. Pick up them brush, set it up and start lining when you're done with the Lanyon part, less high delay with a sketch and continue fixing the parts that look not very clean and nice. Now also, we need to carry those lines on the boss. Let's check out if we need to fix anything else. I need to fix this part a little bit and the I It should be closer to this, and I need to fix them off park. So when we're done with the lining part, when you took rate and Hewlett, if you're using the digital software and this letter should be placed between the two less , we're already half. No, let's move on to the collar. In part, I am using the already prepared callus him, and if you want to use the same cause as I do, you can find the file with scholars in additional materialist of this class. So I'm taking the brush and starts in colorant. When you're done with scholar in the face, let's put an article on the mosque. Also, let's end this collar to the rose to the post and to the inner parts off the ears. Now let's check out if we need to fix anything else. I need to fix this part a little bit and a little bit here to make everything look need. No, that's a cute cheeks here under the eyes, and now we can want to color in the mark. So pick another hue and start the coloring. One year zone was coloring the mark. Let's take the same car as we use for the light parts off the face and less collars the bones on the mark. We're almost done with the colorant off the dog. And if you're using the digital software, create and you let above the collar and one and using the right mouse button centrally as a Cleveland mask to make the shadow, I'm using this color for the shadow. And also I'm setting the layer to multiply Mart. So take the brush, resize it, and less greatness shadow here. I'll fix it a little bit and sends a message. It'd went to something percent, and nowhere done was creating the dog. It was the last demonstration for this class, so I hope you found this class useful and thanks for fortune