We draw a lion cub in Photoshop

Today, step by step, you learn how to draw a lion cub mascot in Photoshop. This lesson uses the basics of using the tool. Pen (Pen) and selection tools for contouring, coloring and shading.

Final result

Step 1. Create a new document sized 700 x700 and with a resolution of 300 dpi.

Step 2. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “body”. Draw a mascot outline using the tool. Pen (pen tool).

Next, select Lasso (Lasso) and create a selection, then fill the selection with a yellow tinge (# ffe91c).

Step 3. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “tip of tail”. Place it on top of the “body” layer. Using tool Lasso (lasso tool) select the tip of the tail and fill it with white (#ffffff).

Step 4. Next, we will create a T-shirt. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “T-shirt”. Place it on top of the “tip of tail” layer. Using tool Lasso (lasso tool), create a selection in the form of a T-shirt.

Create a selection and fill the selection with white (#ffffff).

Step 5. Next, we will create panties. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “pants”. Place it on top of the “T-shirt” layer. Using tool Lasso (lasso tool), create a selection in the form of pants.

Paint the shape with the tool Brush (brush tool), setting the shade of green (# 3fb734).

Step 6. Next, we will create the hair. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “hair”. Place it on top of the “pants” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool) draw the shape of the hair.

Fill the selection with a green tint (# 3fb734).

Step 7. Create a new Ctrl + Shift + N layer, name it “Eye Base” and place it above the “Hair” layer. Create an eye shape.

Paint the eyes in white (#ffffff) with a brush.

Step 8. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “green eye iris” and place this layer on top of the layer “eye base”. Create a shape colored iris eyes.

Paint the shape with a green tint (# 3fb734).

Step 9. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “black eyeball” and place it under the layer “base of the eye”. Paint the center of the eye with black (# 000000).

Step 10. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “eye reflection” and place it on top of the “green iris” layer. Using tool Brush (brush tool (b), set the brush stiffness to 100%, create two white specks (#ffffff), as in the screenshot below.

Step 11. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “nose” and place it on top of the layer “reflection of the eye”. Via Lasso We draw a lion cub in Photoshop (lasso tool (P) create nose selection.

Apply Brush (brush tool (B), set the black tint (# f0db00) with opacity (opacity) 20%.

Step 12. Load the selection you created in Step 11 and create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name the new layer “nose shadow” and place it on top of the nose layer. Paint the left side in black (# 000000), as shown in the screenshot below.

Set the opacity to 20%, the result should look like in the screenshot below:

Step 13. Using the same selection, create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “reflection on the nose” and place the new layer on top of the layer “shadow of the nose”. Paint the top right part with white (#ffffff).

The result should look like in the screenshot below:

Step 14. Create a selection, as in the screenshot below, then create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “shadow of the left eye”. Move it over the “reflection on nose” layer. Apply the tool Brush (brush tool (B) to paint over the top of the eye.

Use the black brush (# 000000).

Set the fill to about 40%.

Step 15. Create a selection, as in the screenshot below, and delete the selection area on the layer you created in the previous step.

Step 16. Do the same for the other eye. Create a selection on the new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “the shadow of the right eye”. Place it on top of the “shadow of the left eye” layer.

Paint inside the selection exactly the same way as in the previous steps with the same settings. Black brush (# 000000) and set the fill to 40%.

The result should look like in the screenshot below:

Step 17. Create a selection like in the screenshot below and remove the selection from the layer you just created in the previous step.

Step 18. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “left eyebrow”. Place a layer above the “right eye shadow” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P), create a contour.

Set the brow color to light yellow (# fff5ac) using create strokes (stroke path) using a 20 px brush, set rigidity (hardness) brush on 0%.

Step 19. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “right eyebrow”. Place this layer on top of the “left eyebrow” layer and repeat the previous step where you created the left eyebrow. Apply the same contour stroke settings.

Step 20. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “chin”, place it under the layer “eye base”. Create a selection like in the screenshot below and fill the selection area with white below (#ffffff). The result should look like the second screenshot.

Step 21 Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “shadow on the forehead”. Place this layer under the “hair” layer that you created in step 6. Create the same selection as in the screenshot below.

Paint over the dark part of the forehead with a shade (# f1cf16).

Step 22 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shadow on the legs”. Place this layer on top of the “shadow on the forehead” layer. Using tool Lasso (lasso tool (L) create a selection, as in the screenshot below.

Install Rigidity (hardness) brushes at 100% and fill the selection with a color tint (# f1cf16).

Step 23 Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “shadow on the tail”. Place it on top of the “shadow on the legs” layer and create a selection on the tail with the tool Lasso (lasso tool (L). Paint it in color (# f1cf16) with a brush with a hardness of 100%.

Step 24 Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, place it on top of the layer “shadow on the tail”. Name the new layer “shadow on the right hand”. On the right hand, make a selection with the tool. Lasso (lasso tool (L) and paint over with a shade (# f1cf16) with a hardness of 100%.

Step 25. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “shadow on the ear”. Place this layer on top of the “shadow on right hand” layer. Create a new contour with the tool Pen (pen tool (P) on the left ear, as shown in the screenshot below ..

Create a selected area and fill the selection with a color tint (# f1cf16)

Step 26. Create a shadow on your left hand under the ball. Create a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N, name it “shadow on the left hand” and place it on top of the layer “shadow on the ear”. Create a selection with the tool Pen (pen tool (P), as shown in the screenshot below.

Create a shadow with the help of filling the selected area with a brush tint (# f1cf16) and a hardness of 100%.

Step 27. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shadow on the neck”. Place this layer under the “shadow on the forehead” layer and create a shadow on the neck with a pen selection, as shown in the screenshot below.

Using the brush, paint over the selected area with a color tint (# e1e1e1).

Step 28. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shadow on the tip of the tail” and place it under the layer “shadow on the forehead”. Create a new selection at the tip of the tail with the tool Pen (pen tool (P).

Using the brush, paint over the selected area with a color tint (# e1e1e1).

Step 29. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shade on pants”. Place this layer under the “hair” layer and using the tool Pen (pen tool (P)) create a shadow outline on the pants between the legs.

Use the brush to paint the selected area with a color tone (# 019c22)

Step 30. On the left side of the lion cub (right side of the image), create a shape with the tool Pen (pen tool (P) for hair. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shadow in the left part of the hair”, place this layer on top of the layer “hair”.

Using a brush, paint over the selected area with a color tint (# 019c22), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 31 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “shadow in the upper part of the hair”. Place it on top of the “shadow in the left side of the hair” layer. At the top of the hair, create a new contour with the tool Pen (pen tool (P).

Using a brush, paint over the selected area with a color tint (# 019c22), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 32 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “shadow in the right lower part of the hair”, place it on top of the layer “shadow in the upper part of the hair”, above the frontal part, create a new contour.

Using a brush, paint over the selected area with a color tint (# 019c22), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 33 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “spots on the tail”. Place this layer under the “chin” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the tail.

Using the brush, paint the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 34 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “spots on the left leg”. Place this layer on top of the “spot on the tail” layer and with the tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the left foot.

Using the brush, paint the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 35 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “spots on the right leg”. Place this layer on top of the “spot on the left foot” layer and repeat the same steps as in the previous step, this time for the right leg. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the other leg.

Next, create a selection and paint over the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 36 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “spots on the right hand”. Place this layer on top of the “spot on right foot” layer and use the tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the right hand.

Next, create a selection and paint over the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 37. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “spots on the left hand”, place it over the layer “spots on the right hand”, and use the tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the left hand.

Next, create a selection and paint over the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 38 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “spots on the forehead”, place this layer on top of the layer “spots on the left hand”, and use the tool Pen (pen tool (P) create spots on the forehead.

Next, create a selection and paint over the spots with a color tint (# bd9f00), set the brush stiffness to 100%.

Step 39. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “reflection on the center of the nose” and place it on top of the layer “right eyebrow”. On the nose, create a shape using the pen tool.

Paint it white (#ffffff), setting the brush stiffness to 100%.

Decrease Opacity (opacity) layer up to 20%.

Step 40. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “line of the left eye” and place this layer on top of the layer “reflection on the center of the nose”. Create the outer contour of the left eye with the tool Pen (pen tool (P) and fill with black color (# 000000).

Step 41 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “the line of the right eye”. Place this layer on top of the “left eye line” layer. Create a line outline on the other eye with the pen tool and fill it with black (# 000000).

Step 42 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “mouth” and place this layer on top of the layer “right eye line”. Create the outline of your mouth and nose with the pen tool and fill it with black (# 000000).

Step 43 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name the “lines on your feet” and place this layer on top of the “mouth” layer. Create an outline on both legs with the pen tool and fill with black (# 000000).

Step 44. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “lines on pants” and place it on top of the layer “lines on legs”. Create contours on the pants with the pen tool and fill with black (# 000000).

Step 45. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “dark region of the left eye” and place it on top of the layer “lines on pants”. Using tool Lasso ( lasso tool (L), create a new selection to indicate the shape of the dark part of the left eye and brush over it with black color (# 000000). Install Opacity (opacity) layer by 20%.

Step 46 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “dark region of the right eye” and place this layer on top of the layer “dark region of the left eye”. Using the pen tool, create a new selection to indicate the shape of the dark part of the right eye.

Paint the selection with a black brush (# 000000).

Install Opacity (opacity) layer by 20%.

Step 47. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “lines on the ears” and place it on top of the layer “dark area of ​​the right eye”. Draw the contour of the ear lines with the pen tool.

Paint the selection with a black brush (# 000000).

Step 48 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “body lines” and place it on top of the “line on ears” layer. Create a contour line of the body using the pen tool.

Execute contour stroke (stroke path) brush with a diameter of 2 px. Set the brush hardness to 0%, color black (# 000000).

Step 49 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “hand details” and place it on top of the “body line” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool), create small parts on the right hand and paint over with a black brush (# 000000).

Step 50. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “hair stroke” and place this layer on top of the “hand detail” layer. Draw the outer contour of the head and hair with the tool Pen (pen tool (P) and paint over the selection with a black brush (# 000000).

Step 51 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “ball” and place it on top of the “hair stroke” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P) draw the outer contour of the ball and fill the selection with a yellow brush, and then use the white brush (#ffffff) to paint the center of the ball.

Translator’s Note: you can create a ball stroke instead of a fill using a shade of yellow (# ffe91c).

Step 52 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “upper yellow part” and place this layer on top of the “ball” layer. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P) create a drawing of the ball detail and fill the selection with Brushes (brush tool (B) using a shade of yellow (# ffe91c).

Step 53 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “left upper ball design” and place it under the layer “upper yellow part”. Using tool Pen (pen tool (P) create the design of the ball as in the screenshot below, and use a black brush to paint over the selection.

Add a gradient to the layer as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 54 Duplicate the “top yellow part” and “left upper ball design” layers and name them “right yellow detail” and “right upper ball design”. Flip them horizontally with Free Transformation – Flip Horizontal (Free Transform> Flip Horizontal) by pressing the Ctrl + T keys and place on the top right of the ball.

Step 55 Duplicate the “upper yellow part” and “left upper ball design” layers and name them “lower yellow part” and “lower ball design”. Rotate and slide it down until it looks like the screenshot below.

Change the angle of the gradient to 0 degrees.

Step 56 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “gray lines of the ball” and place this layer on top of the layer “lower yellow part”. Create the outline of the ball with the contour using the pen.

Executecontour stroke (stroke path) brush size 2 px. and hardness of 0%. Use a shade of gray (# e4e4e4).

Step 57 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “dark gray lines of the ball” and place it on top of the layer “gray lines of the ball”. Stroke the outline of the shape you created in the previous step, applying a brush size of 2px, with a hardness of 0%. Use a shade of dark gray (# b9b9b9).

Step 58 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name it “ball line” and place this layer on top of the layer “dark gray ball lines”. Create the outer contour of the ball with the tool Pen (pen tool (P).

Stroke the outline. (stroke the path) by setting a 2px brush and a hardness of 0%. Use black color (# 000000).

Step 59 Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), name this layer “shadow” and place it on top of the layer “ball line”. Create a shadow shape with the tool Pen (pen tool (P).

Use a black brush (# 000000) and a hardness of 100% paint over the formed shadow shape.

Step 60 We finished the lesson! Save your work through File – Save As … (File – Save As). Name the file “Step 60” and select the format “PNG (* .PNG).

Final result

Author: Pintilei Adrian
Translator: Sadigaliyev Marat
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