Drawing a girl with a candy in Photoshop

Hello, today I want to show you how to make a girl with a candy in Photoshop. For this tutorial, I used Photoshop version CS2, but other versions would work too. This lesson will be difficult for those who mistreat the “Pen” tool (P), but, as they say, “Practice leads to perfection.” So, let’s begin!

Final result:

Create a new document (Ctrl + N) in Photoshop with a width of 864px and a height of 1152px (RGB color mode) with a resolution of 100 pixels / inch.

Make hair and face:
Now select the tool “Oval area” (M) and create a circle 218 px wide and 205 px high. Fill it with color # f5dbaf. Name this layer “Face.”

Now we make the hair. Create a new folder above the “Face” layer and name it “Hair”. Now in this folder create a new layer and select the tool “Pen” (R). And draw the hair as shown below. Fill the resulting contour with color # 2e1801. Name this layer “Hair Foundation”.

Let’s add some color to her hair. To do this, select the tool again. “Pen” (P) and on the new layer above the “Hair Foundation” layer, create several colored “curls”. I used the following colors: # 81613f, # 906231, # 81613f, # ff9d54 and # af7940. Always experiment with different colors. I got the following.

Do not forget that all these layers should be in the folder “Hair”. Now briefly turn off the visibility of the entire folder by clicking on the eye in the layers panel.

Create a new folder above the “Face” layer and name it “Eye”. Choose a tool “Oval area” (M) and make a circle with a width and height of 22 px. Fill this layer with color #ffffff , and layer boundaries in color # 000000. Create a new layer and make a circle with a width and height of 17 px. Fill it with color # 32bde5.

Now you can turn on the visibility of the hair folder. You should have something like this.

Choose a tool “Pen” (P) and on the new layer draw her nose. Fill the contour with color # 81613f.

Let’s create freckles on the face of our girl. To do this, select the tool “Brush” (B) with a diameter of 1 px and color # 81613f. Randomly create freckles on both sides of her cheeks.

Now select the tool “Oval area” (M) and create a circle with a width and height of 30 px above the freckle layer. Fill it with color # f8a49f.

Now duplicate this layer and fill it with color. # f73c5a. Now press Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur. Blur radius set 3.9 px. Click OK.

Choose a tool “Free Transformation” (Ctrl + T) and in the settings (above) choose the value of the width and height of 85%.

Create a new layer and select the tool. “Pen” (R). Draw the mouth as shown and fill the outline with a color. # ce567a.

Now we make our girl’s neck. Choose tool again “Pen” (P) Create a new layer above the layer. Face, but below the hair folder. And draw a neck, as shown below.

Making a t-shirt:
Above the layer with the neck, create a new folder and call it “T-shirt”. Create a new layer and select the tool. “Pen” (R). Create a t-shirt as shown below. Fill the contour with color # e10a0a.

Let’s add a design to our girl’s t-shirt. Using tool “Pen” (P) and tool “Rectangular area” (M) I did the following, but you can create your own design.

In the new layer above the “T-shirt” layer, create a rectangle with a width of 147 px and a height of 22 px, using the tool “Rectangular area” (M). Fill it with color # 44cefb.

Now create another layer above it and select the tool. “Brush” (B). Choose a brush with grass (present in the standard set) with with a diameter of 30 px. Choose a color #bffdfa as a basic and randomly draw fur.

Draw jeans:
Create a new folder above the folder “T-shirt” and call it “Jeans.” Create a new layer in it and select the tool. “Pen” (R). Start drawing jeans as shown below. I chose a color # 000d11.

After creating this layer, make a copy of it (Ctrl + J) and using the tool “Free Transformation” (Ctrl + T) flip it horizontally and place it as shown.

Now draw a fly. In the new layer choose the tool “Rectangular area” (M) and draw a rectangle with a width of 6 px and a height of 27 pixels. Fill it with color # 013140. Place the layer above the other two layers with jeans.

Add some stitches to our zipper. To do this, create a new layer above the layer with the zipper and using the tool “Rectangular area” draw a small rectangle with a width of 1 px and a height of 2 pixels. Fill it with color # 74858b. Now duplicate this layer several times and place these layers as shown below. After completing, for convenience, you can merge layers with stitches by highlighting them with the Ctrl key, and then press the Ctrl + E key combination.

On a new layer, draw a circle with a width of 45 px and height of 44 pixels with the tool “Oval area” (M). Fill it with color # 74858b. Duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J) and place it on the other side of the jeans to make a pockets look like. Now alternately erase the excess on each of these two layers.

Now make stitches on the pockets in the same way as on the fly, or with the tool “Brush” with a diameter of 1 px. Stitch color # 74858b.

Jeans are ready!

Draw shoes:
Create a new folder below the Jeans folder. Call it “Right boot.” Create a new layer and select the tool. “Rectangular area” (M) Create a rectangle 30 px wide and 7 px high. Fill it with color #fcfacd. This will be her sock.

Create a new layer and select the tool. “Pen” (R). Choose a color # 032a73 as a base and create a boot shape.

Now we draw the holes for the laces. Choose a color #fcfacd as a main one and make a circle with a width and height of 3 px using a tool “Oval area” (M). Duplicate it several times and place the layers as shown below.

It’s time to draw the laces. On the new layer tool “Pen” (P) Draw the lace as shown. Fill the contour with color # 70c2dd.

You should have the following:

The shoes are almost done. But it is worth adding a few more strokes. Select the Brush tool with a diameter of 3 px and draw two stripes on the layer with the cord # 0880a8.

Now using the tool “Pen” (R) add a little design of our shoes. Draw the outline as shown below. I used color # 066296.

Duplicate the folder “Right boot” and place it near your left foot (you can rename the folder to “Left boot”). Using the tool “Free Transformation” (Ctrl + T) change the shape of the shoe so that the shoes don’t look the same.

At the moment your girl should look something like this:

Making hands:
Create a new folder above the neck layer and name it Hands. Create a new layer and use the tool “Pen” (P) Draw a hand as shown below. Fill the contour with color # f5dbaf.

In the same way on the new layer, draw her left hand and fill it with color # dec08e.

Making candy:
Below the right-hand layer, create a candy stick with the tool. “Line” (U) 3 px thick. Fill it with color # 000000. With the tool “Free Transformation” (Ctrl + T) rotate the wand.

On the new layer we create candy with the help of the tool. “Oval area” (M) width and height of 38 px. Fill it with color # ab7bf2 and located near the sticks.

Now on the new layer tool “Brush (B) with a diameter of 5 px. draw a candy spiral. I used color # 6d39bc.

Now we go to the layer styles by clicking on the icon “Add layer style“On the layers panel and add the following effects:

Shadow: Blend mode – Multiply, opacity 75%, Angle 120% (uncheck “Global illumination”);
offset 5 px, span 2 px, size 0 px.

Stamping: Style – contour embossing, method – smooth, depth 16%;
size 0 px, mitigation 0 px;
Angle 120 º, height 30 º, gloss contour – cone, backlight mode – bright light (white color), opacity 75%.

Stroke: Size 2 px, position – outside, mode – normal, opacity 100%, stroke type – color, color – # a375e7.

Click “OK”. Your candy should look something like this:

Making accessories:
Now add accessories, for example – beads. Create a new layer above the neck layer. Make a small circle with a height and width of 5 px with a tool “Oval area”. Fill it with color # 03c0fd. Then duplicate it several times (Ctrl + J), and then merge these layers into one (Ctrl + E).

Let’s make a pendant.
On the new layer, make the same circle as in the previous step, just fill it with color #ffffff and place below the blue beads layer.

Go to the bead and instrument layer “Brush” (B) of small diameter add flare to the beads in color #ffffff.

You can also add highlights to the pendant layer.

Make a shadow:
Add a little shadow so that the picture seems more real. For this, I used the tool “Pen” (P) and filled the outline with black, then lowered the layer opacity to 7%.

Making the background:
Finally, we come to the final step in the creation of “Girls with candy.” We have to make a background. To do this, create a new layer under all other layers. Choose the tool “Gradient (G). You set the colors for the gradient (I used # efd39c and # eea982), choose the type – “radial” and stretch. I got the following:

Conclusion:
So, now our “Girl with candy” is ready! I hope you enjoyed my lesson! Feel free to ask questions if you think that I missed something or the technique was not entirely clear.

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