Learn how to draw a funny and elegant prince cartoon that every girl in the world would like to marry! Indeed, this cute cartoon character is quite popular in the world of literature and movies. Every little girl wants to be the princess that will be married to the gorgeous prince from a far country.
Enough with dreams and stories from another world, in this tutorial, I will show you how to create nice shadows and add great colors to this lovely character. Don't hesitate to create an outfit that is different or more colorful if you want to. :)
Important note: For each step available below, the first image represents the operation you must perform for this particular step. All changes are surrounded by a red outline.
On the second image, you will have the opportunity to see the result of this particular step.
Great! The first step is to draw the character using basic shapes and black outlines. Once you are finished, you can add plain colors to each part of the prince and remove the black outlines. It doesn't matter if colors are not 100% accurate for now.
Move on to the second step and select each shape individually. Use the gradient tool available in your vector application to create simple shadows. Of course since the sun is usually above the character, make sure that the darker areas are on the bottom of each shape.
In this third step, you need to come up with new shapes to create even more shadows and reflections. On the eyes and the pupils, illustrate this reflection by adding white circles that are almost invisible on top (you can use the transparency tool to achieve that). You can also create new shadows on the shirt, near the crown, below the hair and on the arms.
Finally, create one last group of shapes to add stronger shadows on the right side of the crown, the face, the shirt, the arms and the feet. Try using a color that is similar to the shape available below your new shadow.
That's it! Once again, this drawing lesson of a prince cartoon is perfect if you already have a little bit of experience using a vector software. Otherwise, just keep practicing and don't be afraid to experiment. Have fun! :)