Learn how to apply great effects in 8 easy steps on a cool sheep cartoon in this new online drawing tutorial! All you need to do is reproduce the character below and use your vector application to enhance your drawing using simple tools like the gradient fill and the transparency tool.
Fortunately, this character is quite easy to complete. Shapes are quite basic and colors are simple to apply. Go ahead and start this tutorial right 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.
First, create the character using simple shapes that are colored in white and surrounded by a black outline. Then, apply a few plain colors to make the whole thing more enjoyable to look at. It doesn't really matters if the illustration looks funny right now.
Once you are finished, use the gradient tool and apply a few basic fills on shapes that are selected in red. All shapes must be darker on the bottom except for the legs and the tail.
Create a few circles to represent the reflections on the pupils and the eyes. Once it is done, add one more circle behind each eye to create a black patch.
Finally, create a few shadows on the feet using a white shape. You can also apply transparency on the bottom of your shape for a greater effect. For the nose, use a light grey shadow and you can also make the bottom transparent. Nice job! You now have a nice sheep cartoon filled with great shadows and nice reflections. Feel free to try more similar characters below. Enjoy! :)