Storybook Boy

This tutorial is perfect for enhancing your digital illustration skills, especially in creating storybook characters. The use of simple shapes and detailed layering makes it approachable for Flocreators at any level. Don’t forget to share your results and tag me (floortjesart) on Instagram!

Brushes used:

  • Round Chalk Brush
  • Monoline Brush
  • 6B Pencil
  • Script Brush
  • Round Watery Brush
  • Fineliner Brush
  • Grunge Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 2500 x 2500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Creating Basic Shapes: Starting with simple shapes and flat colors for the character and background
  • Layer Management: Utilizing new layers for different elements like the background, character’s head, body, and clothing
  • Detailing Techniques: Adding details such as clothing folds, hair texture, and facial features with various brushes
  • Color and Light: Applying shadows and highlights to create depth, using a complementary color scheme for visual interest
  • Adjusting Proportions: Using the transform tool to adjust the size and proportion of the character for a cuter appearance

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