Prisoner Cartoon (Advance Vector Tutorial)

Sponsored Links

Finally a cute prisoner cartoon that can be loved by anyone! With its funny little face, cute beard, flat hat and black suit filled with stripes, this adorable cartoon character is the first prisoner that can be appreciated by anyone!

Even more interesting is the fact that this drawing lesson should be an easy one since shadows and reflections are not involving a bunch of various colors. So select your favorite vector application and start creating now! :)

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. 

Step 1

Prisoner cartoon
Prisoner cartoon

Let's move on with the first step! Draw the outlines of the character using a few basic shapes (circles for the eyes, rectangles for the body). For now, you can use black outlines. Later in the tutorial, all lines will be removed anyway. Once you are finished, select each shape individually and use the fill tool to apply plain colors. Again, it doesn't matter if colors are not 100% accurate.

Step 2

Prisoner cartoon
Prisoner cartoon

Proceed with the second step and select each shape individually. Use the gradient tool to apply some nice shadows using a mix of dark and light tone (using the same colors if possible). To make the white stripes visible, keep them slightly grey on top and darker on the bottom. 

Step 3

Prisoner cartoon
Prisoner cartoon

Great! Even now, the prisoner cartoon already looks more realistic (almost in 3D). Now it is time to create new additional shapes to illustrate even more shadows. In this step, all you need to do is add a few circles below each finger to represent the shadow of fingers on the piece of paper.

Step 4

Prisoner cartoon
Prisoner cartoon

Keep working on the fingers and create new shapes on the bottom part of each element. Use a darker tone of skin color and use a little bit of transparency to hide the top part of the shape. 

You can also create new shapes on the eyes and the pupils to represent reflection. Once again, color these new shapes in white and add some transparency on top for a better result. 

Step 5

Prisoner cartoon
Prisoner cartoon

For this final step, create a large shadow on the left side of the head. You can also add a little bit of reflection of the feet and below the piece of paper.

Using transparency properly is always important to succeed. To hesitate drag the handle of your transparency tool around to test a few options. Good looking prisoner cartoon, don't you think? :)


Go back to How to draw people and characters
Go back from Prisoner cartoon (Advance vector tutorial) to home page







halloween tutorials

1. How to draw a witch
2. How to draw a zombie
3. How to draw a pumpkin
4. How to draw the devil
5. How to draw a demon
6. How to draw a ghost
7. How to draw a black kitten
8. How to draw a bone
9. How to draw a skeleton
10. How to draw a monster

Latest additions

10/19 - How to draw a pig
10/16 - How to draw a parrot
10/12 - How to draw a mouse
10/10 - How to draw an ant
10/05 -
How to draw a kitten
10/02 - How to draw a horse
09/29 - How to draw a hamster
09/27 - How to draw a frog
09/25 - How to draw a duck
09/22 - How to draw a donkey

Learn how to draw cute characters in minutes!

Get your hands on 9 fun printable resources filled with more than 2000+ drawing exercises that are easy and accessible to anyone, even beginners! Learn how to draw all the animals and characters you love in just minutes and enjoy additional bonuses not found anywhere else!

Need custom characters? Great! I can draw for you!

Do you need custom cartoon animals or characters to enhance your website, an application or products? Good news! I can draw for you! With more than 2000 illustrations drawn over the past 8 years for this site and for people like you, I can definitely help! :)