How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

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In this lesson, you will learn to draw a cartoon mask made from complex effects, almost no outlines and simple colors. I will show you how to add a few basic shapes and use shadows and highlights to create a cool mask filled with subtle depth and volume.

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 1

First, let's sketch the mask using dark lines as shown below. The shape of the object is mostly made from curved lines. The eyes are drawn using oval shapes. Eyebrows are made with curved lines, just like the nose and the chin. Two circles are drawn on the cheeks and a large stripe can be added on the forehead. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 2

Next, you can add plain colors to the illustration. The mask itself can be filled with a light grey color. The stripe on top can be colored in blue while the circular shapes on the cheeks are filled with a bright red color. All lines are grey. Most black outlines are gone. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 3

Continue working on this illustration by adding a second color to all shapes using the gradient fill tool. As seen below, the bottom of the mask appears darker while the top is brighter. You can apply the same recipe on all shapes. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 4

It's now time to add some basic effects to create something visually more interesting. First, create a new dark shape around each eye. This new element must be darker on top and almost invisible on the bottom. You can also add a darker shape below the mouth. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 5

In this step, more shapes are added below the eyes, on both sides of the nose and below the chin. In all cases, these new shapes must be darker with some transparency.

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

Step 6

You can now see how shapes added earlier must look like. In this step, new shapes are also added, but this time these new elements are colored in white. The goal is to create highlights and give even more depth and volume to the mask. 

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

This cool cartoon mask is now ready to be used! :)

Nice work! This is the result once all steps are completed! I hope you had fun working on this object. Don't hesitate to draw your own cartoon mask using new patterns, new colors and new shapes. Don't hesitate to unleash your creativity and have fun! :)

How to Draw A Cartoon Mask

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