Learn how to draw a ferocious witch cartoon in this advance step-by-step drawing lesson! No need to wait on Halloween night to draw this cute cartoon character. Dressed with dark clothes and wearing a large weird hat, this witch is perfect is you need to practice drawing a character that is challenging and lovable.
Your goal should be to reproduce details like shadows and reflections as similar as possible to make sure that the character is alive and almost 3D like.
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, draw the character using black outlines. Then, add plain colors on every elements of the drawing. Right now, it doesn't really matter if colors are not 100% accurate.
Next, select each shape individually and use the gradient tool to create shadows. For each shape, use the plain color added previously and a darker variant to complete the effect. Make sure that the darker area is placed accurately on every shape.
It's now time to create new shapes to illustrate stronger shadows. Apply a new shape on the head, the hat, the shirt and the eyes. The shapes on the shirt, the head and behind the eyes must be darker. The ones on the hat, the eyes and the pupils must be colored in white. You can use transparency on every shape to enhance the effect.
Finally, create more shadows on the hat, the hair, the arms, below the head and the skirt. Once again, you can use transparency on every shape for a better result. Make sure that the effect of the light is realistic and make some adjustments on elements that are too hard to read. Great! Your witch cartoon is now finished! :)