We draw an angry bee in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you in detail how to draw a cartoon evil bee using a sketch drawing of a wasp. I will also show you how to create a beautiful and dynamic background. So let’s get started.

Final result

Starting materials

Wasp Sketch

Step 1. Preparation

Open the sketch of the wasp in Photoshop, then create a new layer on top of the layer with the background (Translator’s Note: on top of the layer with the painted wasp), name the new layer “White layer”. The white layer, in principle, will simply be a blank white background, over which we will be able to reflect the contour lines drawn in pencil. Choose a tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool ”(G) and then fill the“ White layer ”with white color #ffffff.

Create another new layer on top of the “White layer” layer, name this layer “Contour drawing”. We use this layer to transfer a sketch of a wasp onto it. So, go to the “White layer” layer, reduce the opacity of this layer to about 50%, and you may have to adjust the layer opacity while tracing the contour lines of the original image.

Step 2. Outline

So, we are ready to begin to stroke the contour lines. Choose a tool Brush (Brush Tool (B), set hard brush, brush diameter 4px.

Step 3

Next, select the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P). Set the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Step 4

Select the section of the drawing from which you would like to start the outline of the contour, and then zoom in using the tool Scale (Zoom Tool (Z). Make sure you are on the “Outline Drawing” layer, and then draw an outline along the line of the original drawing.

Step 5

Some areas of the picture will be difficult to outline around one time, therefore, do not rush, outline the details in turn. Once you have created the outline, right-click the document and in the window that appears, select the option Run stroke contour(Stroke Path). Before you outline the outline, make sure that the foreground color is set to black # 000000.

Step 6

Once you have stroke the outline, right-click the document again and in the window that appears, select the option Delete contour (Delete Path).

Step 7

You must keep the 4px line thickness when creating the outline. Continue to stroke the outline until you circle the entire image of the wasp. Some parts are painted black with a tool. Brush (Paint Brush Tool (B).

Step 8

When you stroke the veins on the wings, reduce the brush diameter to 2px.

Step 9

When the entire image is circled and the individual parts are painted over, the result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 10. Add color to the body.

Turn off the visibility of the original layer with a sketch of a wasp, and then increase the opacity of the “White layer” layer back to 100%. Next, select the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W) and while on the “Outline Drawing” layer, select the parts of the wasp’s body.

Hint: holding the key (shift), will allow you to perform multiple selections.

Step 11

Once you have created an active selection, create a new layer below the “Contour Pattern” layer, name this layer “Body”, then, before we fill the active selection, we need to expand the outline of the selected area. To expand the outline of the selected area, go Selection – Modification – Expand (Select> Modify> Expand), Extend the outline of the selected area by 1px, and then fill the active area with the # e2e000 color shade. Finally, cancel the active selection by pressing the keys (Ctrl + D).

Tip: Do not forget to expand the active selection each time before filling the selected area, if you don’t do this, you may see white lines around the filled areas.

Step 12

Next, add a layer style to the wasp body layer. Inner shadow(Inner Shadow). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Step 13

The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 14. Paint the eyes

Create 3 new layers below the “Outline Drawing” layer. Name these 3 layers “Eyes”, “Eyes 2? and “Eyes 3 ?. From the “Outline Drawing” layer, select the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool ”(W). Next, create a round shape on the pupils of the wasp.

Step 15

Once you have made a selection, go to the “Eyes 3?” Layer. Next, select the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool ”(G). Fill the wasp’s pupils with white #ffffff. Next, go back to the“ Outline Drawing ”layer, and then create an active selection around the next part of the eye using the Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W).

Step 16

Next, go to the “Eyes” layer. Create a selection and then fill (G) the active selection with any color. Next, on the “Eyes” layer, apply the layer styles Gradient overlay (gradient overlay). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Step 17

Finally, repeat the entire eye painting process for the last eye detail, only this time, apply the following layer styles.

The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 18. Paint the wings

Go to the “Outline Drawing” layer, then create multiple selections on the wings with the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W).

Step 19

Without removing the active selection, create a new layer below the “Contour Pattern” layer. Name this layer “Wings”. Fill the active selection (G) with white #ffffff, and then apply the following layer styles.

Result.

Step 20. Paint the teeth

Go to the “Contour Pattern” layer, then create a selection around the teeth with the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W).

Step 21

Without removing the active selection, create a new layer below the “Contour Pattern” layer. Name this layer “Teeth”. Fill the active selection (G) with white #ffffff, and then apply the following layer styles.

The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 22. Coloring the sting

Go to the “Outline Drawing” layer, then create a selection around the tip using the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W).

Step 23

Without removing the active selection, create a new layer below the “Contour Pattern” layer. Name this layer “Sting”. Fill active selection (G) with white #ffffff and then apply layer styles Gradient overlay (gradient overlay). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Step 24

Create a new layer, this time on top of the “Sting” layer. Name this layer “Sight Glitter”. Highlight half the sting image.

Step 25

Fill active selection (G) with white #ffffff. Next, add a layer mask to this layer. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient), install Linear gradient (linear gradient). While on a layer layer mask, drag the gradient from the top of the stinger down.

Step 26. Paint the glove

Finally, go to the “Outline Drawing” layer again, and then select the tool Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W). Create an active selection around the glove.

Step 27

Create a new layer below the “Outline Drawing” layer, name this layer “Gloves” because The selected area is active in us, fill it with a saturated red color # db0000. And then apply layer styles. Inner shadow (inner shadow). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

Step 28

Once again create a selection around the glove, then create a new layer on top of the “Gloves” layer, name the new layer “Gloss on Gloves”. Let’s go Selection- Modification – Compress (Select> Modify> Contract), set the compression value of the selected area to 20px. Fill active selection (G) with white #ffffff. The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 29

To the “Gloss on Gloves” layer, add a layer mask. While on a layer layer mask, drag a radial gradient from the middle of the glove to the outer contour of the glove.

Step 30

Reduce the opacity of the “Gloss on Gloves” layer to 28%. The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 31. Create the Background

Create a new layer on top of the “White layer” layer, name this layer “Background”. Press the (D) key to set the default colors. Next, go Filter – Rendering – Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds).

Step 32

We will also add a blur effect to the background layer. Let’s go Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur).

Step 33

Finally, add layer styles Gradient overlay (gradient overlay) to the “Background” layer. Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.

That’s all! Thank you for being with me. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Final result

Author: Richard Carpenter

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