Digital inking and creating a cartoon character from scratch

Hope everyone is keeping well, I recently got back to drawing, and wanted to properly use the iPad for the digital painting. So I followed the 21 Draw masterclass using Procreate on iPad. It was a 1 hour workshop, it took me nearly 5 hours.

Note that I haven't been drawing for awhile, especially creating something from scratch. I've always wanted to make something with one of the many art apps on my iPad. So my opportunity arises with this masterclass to draw a cartoon character from start to finish. BTW, I'm not endorsed by 21 Draw, I am a huge fan, one of their kickstarter backers. 😊

Started with rough sketch with reference (it's ok to use ref pics 🙌), although I hate drawing hands... took me awhile to get it okay looking.

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

A bit of tidy up and adding details

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

More inking... Now getting outline, and needed a t-shirt reference

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

The fun part, let's start flat colouring

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Getting the details back again so we can start putting in more details

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

It's coming together now

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Ooh, some blushes and shadows

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Just because... there's never enough sparkles and bubbles

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

Finished piece

Digital drawing with 21 Draw Master Class

It's certainly a lot of fun, and looking into more refinement in drawing clothes. And of course, drawing hands need more practice.

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