Learn how to draw a cute soldier cartoon in this easy step-by-step drawing tutorial! Behind the weapons, planes and tanks, there are men and women who work hard to help the world to become a better place. It's not and easy job and that's why these people are courageous and brave.
In this tutorial, I wanted to depict a simple soldier wearing a basic uniform. No helmet, no weapons, no tools... just a simple soldier with a great smile and a nice uniform. You will need a vector software to create this illustration.
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.
Start your drawing lesson by sketching the outlines of your cartoon character. These lines will be removed in a moment. Next, add plain colors to your illustration. You can remove the lines.
Next, select each shape individually. Pick up your gradient tool and add a second color to each shape. Make sure that the darkest color is placed on the bottom of your shapes. This simple step will create a nice shadows on each part of your character.
Create six new circles. Use two of these circles to create the white reflections on the pupils. Use two more circles to illustrate the reflections on the eyes. Finally, use two circles to create the large patch behind the eyes. You can also create a small shadow below the head.
Complete this drawing lesson by adding a few additional shadows on the head, the shirt, the arms and the feet. You can use the transparency tool to hide the top part of these new shapes. Great! I think that our little soldier cartoon looks great now! Enjoy!