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Illustrating Cute Characters in Procreate - Fun and Easy Digital Art Drawing for Beginners

teacher avatar Suzy Lizz, Designer and Illustrator

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10 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:58
    • 2. Class project

      0:36
    • 3. Basics

      5:36
    • 4. Drawing shape

      2:14
    • 5. Expressions

      9:41
    • 6. Poses

      5:40
    • 7. Practice shape and expression

      9:01
    • 8. Pracitce Texture and poses

      7:31
    • 9. Story illustration

      11:45
    • 10. Exporting and thank you!

      1:16
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In this class students will learn how to create a cute character illustration in procreate using my easy to follow steps. You will learn how to create a story between characters for the final illustration. No prior knowledge of Procreate or Illustration are needed, but are helpful. But I will be walking through step by step. I have creating worksheets for you to follow along with me in creating expressions and poses. This class is super fun and easy. Share on your social media, create products, or draw for your own enjoyment. iPad with procreate and apple pencil or another stylus is required, but you can always take the techniques and ideas and apply them to traditional art.  (painting, pencil drawing)

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Suzy Lizz

Designer and Illustrator

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Hey there!

I'm Suzy Lizz. I'm a Illustrator and Designer based in Vancouver, Canada. I love illustrating things that are fun, colourful, whimsical, and cute. My favourite thing in life is creating and sharing, I love showing people exactly how I make my creations. If I can do it - so can you! Remember, everyone was once a beginner. Through practice and effort, anything is possible!

I'm so excited to bring you my first class "Drawing vector illustrations in Adobe Draw". I'm already so excited to start creating another class. If there is anything you'd like me to share in an upcoming class, please let me know!

Feel free to drop me and message with any questions or check out my Instagram @suzylizz

Thank you all for joining me on this journey. Make s... See full profile

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1. Intro: Do you want to pick up your iPad and create two characters really quick and easy, really? For something fun to expand your creativity. Welcome this class for you there, Susie List. I'm a designer and illustrator from Vancouver, Canada, and I'm excited to share with you my fifth class. You're on skill share drunk, you characters inappropriate in this class, I'm going to show you how to create cute, expressive characters on appropriate on your iPad. I'm going to be going step by step through these illustrations. So if you've never used procreate before or you're new to illustration, this fax is perfect for you. I'm going to go over how to use brushes, Alfa lock layers, how to give expression here, characters and create a story. I've created worksheets for you to follow along with me and creating the expression opposes our characters. And I also created a color palette for you to use as well. I'm so excited to share this classic you. So let's go ahead and get started. 2. Class project: cost project, You're gonna be creating a cute illustration in appropriate. I'm going to show you exactly have you expression and poses and tell a story between your characters You will need that I've had for this class and also the out procreate and a stylist. I'm gonna be using the apple pencil. The final image will be a image that you upload into the project gallery to share with all of us. I am so excited to see your Guiza's projects. So don't be shy. Go ahead and post them. I love them. Okay, let's get drawing. 3. Basics: Let's start by going over the basics appropriate and what you'll need to know in order to do this class. I'm just going to be going over the brushes that I'm going to be using how to use the brushes, and then we're going to set up our color palette. Let's get started. So we're going to go ahead and start a new project and procreate. So I'm gonna click on the procreate app on the top, right? There's a plus button and I hit it and you can see that you can start a project in a bunch of different sizes. I'm going to go with screen size at the top. Then you can click the brush icon at the top and it opens up the brush library. I'm gonna go ahead and show you the two brushes I'm going to be using in this class. Under the thinking, there's a marker brush. You can click on it and go into the settings just to make sure that the streamline is turned up 100%. I just like using the brush this way, just makes the lines a lot smoother. Then to go back, you just press the back arrow to go back to the brush library. The second brush that I'm going to be using in this class is under sketching, and it's called the artist Cory on, and I'm gonna use this for texture in my illustrations. I'm keeping it really simple with only two brushes, but you can go ahead and experiment if you like, with different ones and just to make it easier on yourself, we can create a little tab for our brushes. So you just have toe pull up until there's a plus button and then you can name it anything that you'd like. I'm just naming mind best brushes here. Then you can go ahead and drag the brush is that you want to use like I'm using the marker brush and I'm going to drag it up into this tab, and I'm also going to do the same with the artist Cory on. Just so they're in one spot, so I don't have to go hunting for them during my illustration. They'll just be right here and easy to access. Of course, this is optional. You don't have to do this. If you don't like now, you can go ahead and click on the colored circle on the right, and this is where our color wheel and our color palette are. As you can see, you can choose a color here from the color wheel outside. It's the different colors, and inside it's the shade of the color. Right beside it is the layers panel. I'm just on Layer one here to show you how I can draw with this marker. I'm just choosing my brush marker and drawing a line. The slider on the left makes the brush bigger or smaller, and the slider that's below it makes it more or less transparent. Right below there is an undo button, and you can undo what you've just done. And then let me show you how the artist Korean works. I use this for textures in my illustration, and you could do the same thing and choose the size on the left here and also the transparency as well. I'll be using this brush to give a very subtle texture to our drawing, just so it doesn't look so flat. Now let's go back to the marker here for a second and let's draw a line here, and I'm gonna show you the eraser. So in the eraser panel, you can choose which kind of brush you would like to use for your racer. I like to use the same eraser as I do the brush that I'm using. So I'm going to use the marker for my eraser here. And this is just in case you want to fix anything. Or if you want to make more pointed lines in your illustration or sharp edges, it's great to do it this way. Then just press the undo and we're gonna go back to a blank layer here, and I'm going to show you how to use my color palette. I created so under the project and resource is tab in my class, you can go ahead and click on it, and you will find all of the PNG files that you will need for the class. You gonna go ahead and open them on your ipad and then save them to your photos. Now let's add the PNG file of the color palette it created. Go ahead and click the wrench icon on the top left press ad and insert a photo and go to your photo album and it should be saved on to your iPad that you did earlier. Click the arrow button to place it, and we're going to create a new color palette within procreate so you can go back to your colors here and on the right bottom. You can click pallets press plus, and it's going to give you a new palette here that's empty. Go back to the circle and you can go ahead and hold your finger over the color, and it will select which color you're holding your finger over and then press into the color palette to create a new square of color. If you accidentally put one in the wrong place, you can delete it by holding it, and then a little delete icon will come on and just press it and you can delete it. As you can see, I like to use two shades of colors. This is for adding texture, so we'll have to shades of red, two shades of pink. I created this color palette if you want to follow along with it in my class. But of course, if you want to use your own colors, you can go ahead and create your own color palette or use a different one. So I'm just going along and selecting all my colors and creating my color palette. I'm also selecting White from the background to add on there as well. Now that my color palette is complete, I'm gonna go ahead and erase this image bike, leg, no lawyers and swiping and pressing clear. And now we're ready to start drawing. 4. Drawing shape: Okay, let's start trying. I'm going to be drawing fruits as my character for this class. I chose fruits because they're easy to draw, and it's easy to create characters out of the. But if you would like to switch up the subject matter and draw something else, that's great, too. Other ideas would be great. Would be maybe planets or monsters. I'm going to be showing you how to create an Apple character first, so let's go ahead and get started. So I'm going to start by selecting in my color palette the lighter red color. Here. I'm going to have my marker selected, and I'm going to turn down my brush size a bit, and I'm going to start drawing. I'm going to draw a basic apple shape here, and I'm just doing it really quick and easy. You can definitely take your time here and draw very nice shape, and then I'm going to drag the color into the center to fill it. Just make sure that your object is completely closed before you fill it, or else it won't work. And I'm just going around here, correcting the bottom of the apple. Now I'm going to draw a stem on a separate layer, so I'm going to go back into my color palette and I'm going to choose a brown color, and then I'm going to go to the layers and I'm gonna press plus to add another layer. So my apple is on layer one, and this is on layer to, and I'm going to draw the shape and then dragged to fill in again. I'm going to create layer three, another layer here for the leaf, and I'm going to draw a leaf shape and fill it in. As you can see the layers do not interrupt the other layers so you can draw on one layer without disrupting the layer below. I'm going to grab the eraser here and just erase the sides of my leaf just to give it a bit more sharper edges. I'm using the marker brush as my eraser, and then I'm going to click back in tow, layer two and going to erase the top of the stem here just to give it a better look. And there's the basic shape of our apple. Now let's get into expressions 5. Expressions: Okay, Now let's add expression to our character. I'm going to be making all my characters cute. So try to think of like a baby or a puppy and exactly how their proportions of your face are gonna be creating really big eyes and they're gonna be in around the middle of the characters face. And then I'm going to be creating a smaller mouth, and it's going to be right underneath the eyes right in the middle. There, I created worksheets for you guys to follow along and create expressions that have already made Just so you can get a sense of how you could make these expressions, I'm gonna show you how to open up the worksheets, how to fall along and create the expressions. And then we're going to choose one to put on the Apple character here. Okay, so we're gonna go back up the Procreate gallery to create a different project here. So I'm gonna hit gallery and then the plus button and I'm selecting screen size again. We're going to open up our expression worksheet here and again. It's going to be in the project in resource is section of this class, and you have to just open the PNG file on your iPad and save it to your photos. So I'm going to hit the wrench photo up here and I'm going to go to at a photo. I'm going to go to my photo album, and I will select the expression what she that I have you on the eyes and mouth. So as you can see, there's a row that I have done and then a rope directly below it for you to do your own, go ahead and create a new layer and then select the white and the marker brush. And then you can zoom on in on the first little guy here, and we're going to start with creating his face. So go ahead and draw a round circle. If you hold and procreate, it will make it a smooth circle and then hold with your other finger and will make it a perfectly perfect circle, and then go ahead and grab the black, and you're going to make a smaller circle within that circle again. Hold with your other finger to make it a perfect circle and then fill. It'd Then I'm going to grab the white color for my color palette and draw a small circle on the top left of the I just to create a little reflection here. Don't go and go toe layers and swipe to duplicate, so I have to draw and I over again. And then I pressed the little arrow button to move it to the side. So now we have two identical ice you can see there on two separate layers, so I'm just going to pinch the layers together to create them on the same layer. And we have his ice. I'm going to create another layer here, layer three, and I'm going to create his smile. As you can see here, the brush did something a little weird, so don't be afraid to undo. So drop a small U shape and then hold, so it creates a perfect curve here and let go where you see fit. And there's his little smile. It's not exactly like the 1st 1 but it's how I made it. And as you can see, little tiny changes make big differences in the expression of these characters. Now I'm just grabbing a darker orange color to give him a couple little freckles and he's complete. Let's move on to our next face. Now I'm going to do this cute little blushing character. I'm going to create another layer here and start with the eyes. So I'm going to draw to upside down you shapes and I'm going to hold again to create a night Smooth arc. Don't be afraid to undo if you don't like what you just did And then I'm going to draw the little smile and then add on some little lashes. This face is very simple, with just a couple of lines. But you can really see the expression in the character come across. Then I'm gonna grab the pink and create an oval. I'm not gonna hold with my other fingers because I do not want to circle here. I went to fill it in and it didn't work properly. I don't think my shape was fully closed, so I'm just going to redraw that again and feel didn't find this time. I'm just leaving in some of my mistakes because I think you guys would find it helpful how to fix them some adding on the other cheek here and there's are finished face, I'm going back into layers here, and I'm pinching both of the layers of the previous character together. Just so his face is on one layer just so I can keep it more organized. So I'm creating another layer for this character, and I'm going to do the eyes similar to the first character. The only difference is that they're looking that different way than the 1st 1 So again, I'm going to repeat the process. So draw a circle drawn inner circle, hold with your finger to create a perfect circle and drag it in, grab the white and draw a little reflection in the eye. I'm going to swipe on the layer and duplicate. Then I'm going to grab the arrow so I can move my eye and move it to the right here we have two of the same I. Then I'm gonna go back into the layers and I'm going to pinch both those layers together so that I have both eyes on one layer gonna add another layer for the mouth for the mouth. I'm going to do a straight line on the top, so draw a straight line and hold to make it perfectly straight and then draw U shaped connecting it below mine turned out a little cricket. So I'm gonna hit the edit shape at the top, and I can adjust using little circles around the shape. Now I'm going to click on the layer and then click Alfa Lock and grab the pink. This allows me to draw within the shape, so I'm going to draw a little tongue here. It's kind of like an M shape and just colored in, and there's his little tongue. Now I'm going to go into the color wheel and grab that orange and then play around in the shades on the color wheel to get a darker color and I'm going draw the little freckles on his head. As you can see, it didn't work on this layer. That's because I have Alfa Lock turned on on this mouth layer. You can turn Alfa lock off if you like, and then do this on the same layer. But I just created another layer to draw these on, and I'm just going to pinch them all together. So now they're all in one layer. Great. Now let's move on to the last guy here. So I'm going to create another layer here, and then I'm going to add the eyes using the same technique. Then I'm going to go ahead and add the mouth. This mouths little different other one is more of a smiley mouth. So I'm going to do the curved you shape and then another curve you've shape underneath it to connect, um and then fill that in. I'm going to change the shape of it a little bit. So I'm gonna grab the eraser and have it on my marker and just erase the top part here just to make it more smooth and pointed at the edges. Then I'm going to go over and click the layer and click out flock to draw in the tongue. And remember, Al Flock allows you to draw within the shape. So I'm drawing within the smile shape here, and I'm going to draw the same M shape within the mouth here for the tongue, and I'm going to connect it so it's a shape and then fill it in and there's the time. And here all are completed faces. So now let's go back to the apple illustration and draw on a face on there So I'm going back to the gallery. I'm going to go back to my Apple Project here by clicking on it and let's create a face on this apple. So I'm going to lawyers. I'm going to create a another layer. I'm going to go back and click on my brush here using the market brush again. And I'm going to create eyes so again, creating a circle shape holding and then holding with the opposite finger to make it a perfect circle. I'm clicking the arrow button just to move it around a bit. The place that I would like it. And then I'm drawing another circle for the people. This people didn't exactly in line up the way that I would like it to. So I pressed edit shape at the top, and you can just add the shape using these little circles on the sides of your shape to moving around, and then I'm going to fill it in, gonna grab the white, and then I'm gonna add the reflection in the again. I'm going to swipe on the layer and press duplicate, press the arrow and then moved across, and then I have the two eyes going to pinch the layers together. My I seemed a bit big, so I'm going to click the arrow again and I'm going to resize the to my liking using a pinching motion and then clicking the arrow again to de select. Now I'm going to create the mouth and I'm going to do just a simple little smile. Mouth. Now I'm going to grab a darker red, and I'm going to add some little freckles on him. I create another layer and draw little circles. I know it's very subtle on this video, but you could make it a subtle or as prominent as you like. I think it just adds little detail and acuteness. Great. Now let's move on to poses. 6. Poses: Okay, now let's go ahead and add some poses for characters. I'm going to be using simple lines to create the posters for the arms and the legs. This will just help give our characters some more expression. And to help tell the story between the characters, I created another worksheet on the poses for you to fall along with posters that I have created already. So let's go ahead and get started. Okay, so we're gonna go back to the Procreate Gallery because we're going to start another projects. We can open up the worksheet, so go ahead and click gallery, press the plus button and do screen size again. And don't forget to check under the project and resource is section of this class to find all the worksheets, and all you have to do is open the PNG file on your iPad and then save it to your photos. So I'm going to go ahead and click the wrench icon, insert a photo and find it in my photo album, and it automatically places and then create another layer to draw on and will grab the black and use the marker brush and just draw on some limbs. You can go ahead and copy the limbs that I did at the top or if you want to, you can practice with different types of poses you want your characters in. It's fun to play around with different types of arms and legs which way the feet are facing . As you can see, I didn't sort of simple L shapes for the feet and the legs. This way. You don't have your character's face, each other. Or if you have the l shaped away, sort of like the first character, they sort of look like they're facing forward. You can always create a joint in the arms and create them like an L shape as well. On this character, you can see I did the arms more round. This guy's more excited. He has his aunt straight up in the air, and as you can see, I'm drawing the arms from the center of the character, and then the legs are right at the bottom. If you want to create a straight line and procreate, you can draw a line and then hold, and it'll create a perfectly straight line. This is really fun to play around with you can totally erase these and then redo them again in different ways. I draw the arms and legs attached right to the outside edges of the character instead of overlapping. I find this worksheet is so fun to do so. If you want to, you can go ahead and share this one as well in the Project Gallery. And here are some simple poses. So let's go back to our Apple character and let's give him a pose now. So go back to the gallery, go back to our character. So for this character, I'm going to give him some rounded arms so you can go ahead and draw a curve shape and then hold and procreate will automatically create it into a smooth curve for you and then let go when you like, the way it looks that I'm gonna add on some a little fingers and then some little feet at the bottom with his feet facing outwards. Now I did his legs and his arms all in one layer, so I'm going to create another layer that's underneath the legs and the arms, and I'm going to give him some little blushing cheeks, so I'm going to draw an oval shape and then fill it in and then draw an oval shape on the other side. I'm just clicking the edit shape here just to get it way. I would like it. Okay, Now I'm gonna add a little bit of texture to this character. So I'm going to click on the apple shape layer and press Alfa Lock and then go to my artist Cory on and then select the other color of red and again Alfa Lock lets you draw within the shape. So I'm drawing with this brush within the shape and the specious of a texture of brush. So it kind of just adds a nice texture on top of your character. In this particular illustration, it is definitely, really subtle, the texture. But I do find that it makes quite a bit of difference in making your illustration not look as flat you'll see in my upcoming fruits. I'm gonna add a bit more texture to them so you can really see the difference there. Look at my character now. I didn't really like how you can't really see his blushing cheeks, so I decided to go back to that layer and then make them pink. Now I'm going to go to the layer with the leaf on it, and I'm gonna hit Al flock again. I'm gonna grab the different shade of green, and I'm just going to add some texture to his leaf. You can play around with the size of the brush and the opacity of the brush to create your texture. So I'm happy with that, and I'm gonna go ahead and go to the stem. Now, same thing. Click on it, Alfa Lock. I'm going to click my brown color and grab a bit of a dark color and add texture, mostly focusing on the bottom there and there's are completed Apple character. In the next lesson, I'm gonna show you how to draw a variety of fruits is gonna be really cute. So let's get started 7. Practice shape and expression: Okay, Now I'm going to draw a variety of fruits with different expressions and poses on the I'm just going to be doing this so we can have a little practice time. And we can also try to think of how we can make our characters interact each other state by looking at each other, blushing at each other, things like that. So let's get started. So let's create another project and procreate here. I'm just going to show you guys how to draw a variety of different types of fruit, and we're also going to play around with it their expressions and poses little bit to see different combinations we can make. So I'm going to start on layer one, and I'm selecting the orange and the marker, and I'm going to draw on orange. So I'm drawing a circle and holding with my finger to make it a perfect circle and then filling it in. Since I'm drawing so many characters in this illustration, I decided to keep all of the shapes of the characters on one layer, So I'm moving on to a pineapple character and I got the yellow. I'm going to create a curve at the bottom and then hold to create a smooth car curb and then let go one. I like the way it looks. And I'm doing that with the sides as well, and then just closing it in on the top and then filling it in with yellow. I want to give him some pineapple spikes, but I'm going to create this on a different layer. So I'm gonna press the plus button and put on his little spikes at the top Here. I want this to be on a separate layer than the actual pile full itself. Okay, great. Now going back to the layer with my shapes on it, and I'm going to create a watermelon. So I'm going to grab the pink color and I'm going to draw a straight line again, draw the line and then hold and procreate will smooth it out for you and then let go when you like the way it looks. And then I'm drawing a curve at the bottom, and then I'm going to fill that in. I'm going to go to the layer and add another one above it and turn it into a clipping mask by clicking and pressing clipping mask. I'm just doing that so I can draw within my shape. But later I can still go in with the Alfa lock toe. Add texture without it editing this part of the shape. So I drew in a little green part here for the watermelon, and then I'm adding a white line over top. So when I do my awful lock and I add texture on the pink part of my illustration, it won't affect the other cream. If that seems a bit confusing, don't worry. We'll go over it again. And when I had texture, you'll see what I mean. So I went back. Teoh the original layer with the shapes on it, and I'm going to drop another character on there, and it's going to be a pair. So I chose my green, and I'm just drawing a pear shape until you did. And then I'm gonna add one more character and it's going to be an apple. He kind of turned out more looking like a tomato, but there he is. Great. Now I have all the basic shapes of my characters, and I'm going to go in and add some details and some expressions to them. So right now I have one layer, a clipping mask above that layer, and then I have an extra layer for my pineapple top. So I'm gonna create another layer here for the faces it. So I'm gonna start with my orange, and I'm just zooming in here, and I'm going to add some eyes. So again, and going to create a circle. It had a pupil. I'm creating him looking to the side, kind of looking at the pineapple here, going to duplicate and then move the eye again, same as we've been doing and then pinch them together. And then I'm going to give him a little smile. I was actually on the white, so I went back to the black and gave a little smile. Okay, so now we're going to move on to the pineapple and I want to give him some lines, and I went back to the clipping layer that I created for the watermelon. And again, the clipping layer affects all the shapes below it on the layer. So it affects the shape as well. And I'm going Teoh, add some lines just using a different shade of yellow. So I'm drawing across. I'm holding for a straight line and I'm just creating this little pattern here. So again, I'm using the clipping mass because this will be on top of the layer. So when I go back and add texture using the alpha lock to layer below, it will not affect this clipping mask above perfect. So I created another layer here, and I'm going to start doing some faces. I went over to my watermelon and I gave him a cute little face. How did some eyelashes and went to my pair. And then I gave him some closed eyes as well and decided to give him a big smile like he was excited. So I did the smile that's curved on the top, just as we did in our worksheet. Then I'm going to go ahead and add a layer above this, and I'm going to click on this one as well to make a clipping mask, and I'm going to draw on his tongue before we used Alfa Lock to draw in the tongues. But if you want to add texture to the tongue, you can use a clipping mask above and then add texture only to the tongue, and it doesn't affect the black shape of the mouth. So you'll see when I add texture to that, I'm going back to the layers and I'm gonna add another one for the eyes of my pineapple again. I'm just doing the eyes the same way. So I'm going to create the Black Pupil part of this pineapple I. So he's kind of face towards the other character. So he's kind of like looking down and a little bit to the side as everyone else. I'm gonna talk more in depth in the next video lesson about how to tell a story between your characters. But one really simple way is to just get them to look at each other. It just kind of makes them seem like they're interacting, and they're just having a good time. So again, I'm gonna pinch those two guys together, so they're on the same layer. I click the arrow button just cause I want to make his eyes of it bigger on his head. Great. Now let's give him a smile as well accidentally added to my color palette here. So again, hold to delete a color on your color palette. and let's give him a mouth. You can follow along in procreate and draw these exact same characters I'm drawing as well . Or you can create your own characters if you like. Now go back to the layers and impressing plus again and then clicking on it to make a clipping mask for his tongue. Now we have one guy left here. I'm going to go to the apple, going to grab the black and create another layer and then give him some closed eyes and then a little smile. I decided I didn't really like the shape of this apple because he does kind of look more like a tomato. So I went back into the first layer I grabbed the red color I was using just by Holding it down instead of going to the color palette is a bit of a shortcut if you want to do that. And then I just added on to the bottom of it just to make it more of an apple shape and then filled it in. So don't be afraid. Ever go back and edit something if you don't like the way it looks great. So we have all of their faces on now. Now I'm going to go ahead and add some details and some textures to these little guys. So I'm going to start by adding another layer, and I'm going to go in and add some stems. So I'm just drawing some basic straight stems here on top of my pair and my orange and my apple all on the same layer. Just keeping simple. Then create a another layer for the leaf. I definitely recommend separate layers for the leaf and the stem. That way you can add texture to each of them without it affecting the other ones. So I'm adding the Leafs right where all the stems were. Okay, awesome. 8. Pracitce Texture and poses: for the final step. I'm just gonna add some texture to my characters. So let's start with its pineapple guy. I'm going to go down to the layers with shapes and turn on Alfa lock on the layer by clicking and pressing awful lock. Then I'm going to grab the color that he is, and I'm going to just move around in the color palette. It bit to make it a little bit more orange, so it's a bit darker again. My awful Lakis turned on, and I'm going to start adding texture using Thea artist Korean Brush. As you can see, the lines on the top are not affected because this is on our clipping mask. I'm only adding the texture to the shape below again, underst moving in the color wheel bit year just to get a bit of a deeper, more in shade just to give him a bit more contrast. And you can see I textured more on the bottom and the right side of the character just to give him a bit more shadow. Okay, Awesome. Now I'm going to go to his little spiky part of the top. I'm gonna turn on Al Flock there as well. I'm gonna grab the lighter green color, and I'm just going to go in and add some texture there as well. Great. You can definitely take your time doing this. I'm just doing this pretty quick so I can show you guys exactly how it's done. But go ahead and take your time. You don't have to be as quick as I am. So I'm pretty happy with this pineapple guy here. So I'm gonna move back over to my orange. I'm going to the color palette and I'm selecting the orange that he is and that I'm using the color wheel to grab a darker shade. I went to go start drawing on him, but it didn't work, so I was on the wrong layer. So always check your layers. So I went back to the shape layer. I made sure all flock was on. And then I started adding the texture. It's just a little zoom in so you can see the texture on him. So now I'm going to add some texture to his leave. So I'm gonna go find the layer with all the leaves on it. I'm going to click on it and then press alpha lock and grab the lighter shade of the green and then add the texture on here. Great. Now I'm going to go find the stem on a click it and press Alfa Lock and then grab the brown . And I'm just moving down in the shade a bit here to grab a darker brown and just adding a little bit of texture there. So I think he looks great. Now I'm going to go to a new layer, accidentally made an extra layer on the top. So I just went back to that one because it was empty and I'm just going to add some freckles on him. I just grabbed a later orange, and I'm just adding some little freckle details on him just to make him a bit more interesting. Okay, awesome. I decided to add this orange color into my palate cause I liked it. So if you ever have a color that you like that you've used, you can definitely go ahead and click it into the palate. Now let's move on to my watermelon, so I'm going to go back to my layer with all the characters on it, I added. a layer on top of that because I wanted to add some seeds to my watermelon. So I'm going to grab the pink and then grab a darker shade of the pink and just create these little seats. I could have put this on the clipping mask clear That's right above as well. But I just decided to just create another layer. You could do it. Either way, these seeds air sort of drawn within here shape. So I'm not really worried about drawing, like to the edge of the shape. So that's why I created it on a different layer. Then I'm gonna go back, make sure the Alpha Lakis turned on my shape layer, and then grab the lighter pink and artist Cory on and then give her some texture. As you can see, as I'm adding, this texture is not affecting the green part that I drew on the clipping mask. And that's exactly what I want. Okay, Awesome. Now I'm gonna go to that clipping mask, and I'm gonna during an Alfa lock on it so you can turn al block on your clipping mask. So now I can add some texture to his green part and it doesn't affect the pink part above it. This white line is on the same clipping mask, so it will affect that too, So it could add a bit of texture there. But I'm OK with that. Now, let's go back to our apple. And again, I'm going to go back to the shape layer. I'm going to grab the different shade of the red and just give him some texture. I'm playing around and make it a little bit darker. Okay, Great. Now I'm going to go back to the leaves again. Make sure awful lock is turned on, and then I'm gonna add some texture there. And then again, I'm going to go to the stem lier, and I'm going to add texture there as well. Just like we did for the orange. Now I'm going to go to the pair, and I'm gonna do the same thing and add texture to him. And then the leap and the stem just beating up since you guys know the drill, Okay. Awesome. So now we're just gonna go ahead and add some arms and legs to our characters. I'm gonna maybe try to get them to interact with each other here. I'm thinking the oranges. Maybe he's really excited to see the pineapple, so I'm going to create another layer for their arms and legs and going to grab the black. And I also grabbed my marker brush, and I'm going to start drawing in their arms and legs. I think raising up hands always is cute for really excited Syrians. He's looking over at the pineapple, and he's seems kind of excited to see him buy. Apple seems pretty excited to hear something about open eyes and open mouth that just to me seem like wow, so excited so you can go ahead and experiment and play around with the different arms and legs and try to think of it as like how it relates to their faces as well. How do you guys have seen on my apple character? When I gave them kind of a blush he faced, he was holding his cheeks, kind of like he was embarrassed, the oranges excited, his eyes were open and his arms are up. So just sort of think of things like that. As you're doing this, you can create your arms as nice smooth curves or you can create thumb just as straight lines. It's up to you, as you can see on my pear here adjusted straight lines way up, Burton, my orange, who has his hands up and they're kind of rounded. And there we go. There's are finished characters. In the next lesson, we're gonna talk a little bit about story, and we're going to draw two characters together in an illustration, and they're going to be interacting in some way, so let's go ahead and get started. 9. Story illustration: Okay, So for our final illustration, I want you to draw two or more fruits interacting with each other in some way, and you can have the relationship be friends, family or maybe love interests. I'm going to be doing one fruit, presenting the other fruit with a flower you can follow along to do the same illustration as me. Or you can create a different one of your own. Let's get started two days. So let's start first with talking about creating a relationship between characters in a bit more detail, I want you to think about their relationship. Are they friends, family or maybe love interests? How are they feeling in the scene? What are their feelings toward each other and what is happening in the scene? What are they doing and think about the way these things would change their expressions or their poses? I'm going to go through a few different examples here of these little relationships in stories between characters. Just to give you guys some examples, let's start with these pink characters. I gave them eyes. As you can see, they're looking directly at each other. That is a great way to show a relationship between your characters and get them to interact is just by looking at each other. If you're getting your character toe, look at another character. Make sure that you position that eyes more towards the side of the body. That is, towards the character that they're looking at. As you can see in this character, his eyes aren't in the centre, their position to the right, because that's the way he's facing towards the other character. So for my second set of characters, I had one look at the other one, while the other one is blushing. This is another way to get your characters to interact. Is one looking at the other one, while the other one is reacting to them looking. So the reaction of the yellow character is that she is feeling shy or maybe embarrassed. Or you can have her feeling sad or angry things like that. So for these green set of characters, they're both not looking at each other. One is with their eyes closed and the other one is looking straight forward. You can still create a good relationship and a story between these two characters. You just gotta add a little bit more to the scene to kind of show what's going on. So for my pink characters, I did them with really open, excited mouths and combined with these eyes looking at each other, you can see they're really excited to see each other. So I thought this would be a cute story, maybe for two family members that haven't seen each other in a long time. So for my orange and yellow faces, I gave just little smiley faces. This just shows that they're happy to see each other, and the blushing one with a little smiley face just looks very shy. And I thought this would be a great couple to do as a love interest. And for my last characters. I gave thm one mouth of each one just a regular, smelly place and one on open faced, excited one. And I thought this would just show that they're probably having a great time. So these air more like friends in my mind, and I'm going to decide what they're doing. So for the pink characters, I decided to give them arms reaching out towards each other. Maybe they're running in for a hug. There just really excited to see each other from a orange and yellow characters. I just had one waving at the other one while she's being shy and holding her cheeks. I just thought this was a cute representation of maybe just someone having a crush on somebody and being shy when they wave at them. And for the last ones. I just had their arms up or arms on their side just to show that they're just having fun. And I added a little music note. Maybe they're at a concert. Maybe they're singing. They're just having a good time. It's friends. So I hope those air helpful examples for you guys for you to think of your two characters and how you would like them to interact and what kind of relationship you think that they have. So I'm going to take sort of my upper right the orange and the yellow idea here, and I'm going to create two characters and they're going to be love interests. So I'm going to start another project again, starting a project using the screen size, and I'm gonna start drawing my two characters. I'm going to draw one apple and one orange so I'm gonna go ahead and grab the orange color and I'm using my marker brush. And I wanted the first layer and I'm going to draw a circle, then holding and hold with my other finger to make it a perfect circle, and then I'm gonna fill it in. Then I'm going to grab the red color to make my apple, and I'm going to draw an apple shape. This apple, I decided, is going to be standing, and the orange is going to be kneeling. So I'm going to try to make the Apple character a bit higher up than the orange character now going back to my orange character. I'm going to make a another layer, and I'm going to grab the white cause. I'm going to create his eyes again, doing the eyes again by creating a circle and then putting the pupil with an AB circle, and I'm making sure that the black people is looking towards the other character. I clicked at it shape here just to edit the shape of my circle and just fill it in, and I'm going to add the highlight and duplicate it, just like we have with all the other eyes, and I'm going to make sure that the eyes are on the right side of the character more than the middle. So he sort of looks like he is looking and facing at the apple, and I'm going to grab the black and give him a little smiley face in this illustration. He is presenting the apple with a flower, so he's just looking at her and he's just happy and excited to give her the flower. So that's kind of the expression I was going for. I'm gonna pinch it together so it's faces all on the same layer. I'm going to create another layer and grab the brown so I can draw in the stem. So I draw just little rectangular stem and fill it in and then do another layer for the leaf. So we just draw the simple leaf shape and then fill it in. Now let's go back to the apple and I'm going to put a face on the apple, and she's going to be sort of shy and a little embarrassed, but excited that she's getting the flower. So I'm gonna give her that sort of expression, so I'm going to draw the eyes like the upside down U shape, and then I'm going to draw a little smile and I'm going to add on some little eyelashes now . I didn't really like the shape of my apple character. I tried fixing it, but I really didn't like it. So I just went in with the eraser on the layer that the apple shape was on and I just erase it and then redrew it over again. Never be afraid to go back and fix things and redraw things. That's what's great about keeping things on separate layers is that you can go back and edit the outliers separately. So I just drew a new apple shape that I like more and filled it in. I just corrected a bit here at the side. I kind of thought that the position of her eyes and mouth were a bit low, so I decided to move them. I just went to the layer that they were on. I pressed the arrow button and then I moved them up. Then I went back to the layer of the stem of the previous two fruit so I could have both stems on one layer just so I have a little less layer to deal with. So I went ahead and true in his time for her. And then I went back to the one with the leaf on it for the orange, so I can add a leaf on for her as well. Now I'm going to go back to my orange character and I go to start adding texture. So I'm gonna click layer that he's on and then press Alfa Lock. Then I'm going to grab the lighter shade of orange I have in my palette, and then I'm going to make sure that I'm on the artist crown, and I'm just going to add some texture to him. Then I'm going to go to the leaf, and I'm going to add texture to that as well as you can see. I didn't have my Alfa lock turned on, so make sure you always have that turned on. So I turned it on on the leaf layer and then added some texture to that leaf. Then I went to add texture to the stem, so I selected the stem lier. I grabbed a little bit darker than the brown that I was using, and I made sure to click it and turned on Al Flock and just add a little bit of texture to that step. I decided to add some freckles onto my orange, so I created a another layer. And then I selected the orange and then played in the shade here to grout, a darker type of orange to create the freckles with. And then they need to sure to switch back to my market rush. And then I gave him a few little freckles. Minor. Very subtle. You can definitely make yours more prominent if you'd like. Now let's move to the apple character, so I'm gonna go back to that later. Make sure that Alfa lock is on and then grab the darker red color and the artist Korean brush. Don't forget, you can play around in the size of the brush and the opacity of the brush to create a texture that you like. Then I went back to the leave, and I made sure that Alfa Lock was on for that layer, which had already waas and then added some texture there. And I did the same thing with the stem. As you can see it Oclock wasn't don, so make sure you click Alfa lock on. So they're the two basic shapes and now all I have to do is add some arms and legs and then the flower. So I'm going to create another layer. I'm going to grab the black and grab the marker again, and I'm going to start here with my orange and remember to draw the arms coming out of the middle of the character. I think that just looks the best. I'm gonna have him presenting her with a flower and he's gonna be kind of kneeling down. So I'm going to try to create his legs so they look like they are kneeling. You can always look at a reference photo of a person if you need help with this. So to create the look of a kneeling position. I just did it. So he was kind of on his knee for the back leg and in the front leg. He's sort of leaning forward on his foot. Great. Now let's move on to the Apple character and I'm going to just draw her holding her cheeks . So I'm going to do a curve and then I'm going to hold to create a smooth curve and then I'm gonna let go when I like the way it looks and then I'm just adding on some little fingers. Then I'm going to draw her legs as straight and she's just standing up straight here and I'm going to have her feet sort of face towards each other. Kind of just adds a little bit to the look of her being shy, so our illustration is almost done. I'm just going to create a another layer here. I'm going to drag it by holding it and drank it under to create a flower. So it's underneath his hands so he looks like he's holding it. So I'm just drawing in the stem here with the green color and then I'm going in with the red and then drawing the top of the flower, just drawing the general shape of a rose. As you can see, it looks like he's kind of holding it because it's underneath the layer of his arm that I'm going to grab a darker color just to add a little bit of swirl to the middle of the flower . And it's a nice, very simple rose and there's my finished illustration 10. Exporting and thank you!: Now let me show you how to export this image so you can share it to your project gallery or to your social media. So go ahead and click the wrench icon on top left press share, and then you can save it as anything you'd like. I usually save it as a PNG. Then you have a bunch of different options here for saving the image. I always just save it directly to my iPad. So it saves into your camera. I'm gonna show you another example here of an illustration that I did. This one is just a little bit of a play on summertime fruits. So it's with a pineapple and a watermelon, and they're sort of hanging out listening to music. One of them has sunglasses on which I think is a cute touch, and then the other one is just holding an ice cream if you want, you could even add a quote to this saying something like Summer lovin or something like that would be cute. You could make these into cards. You can share them with your friends around social media, so I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this project. Thank you so much for taking my class. I hope you enjoyed it. Make sure to share your project to the Project gallery. I would love to see them all. And I will be commenting on everyone who posts. Thank you so much. I'll see you next time. I