Enjoy a nice wolf cartoon and learn how to draw a cool character with great colors and cool effects! The wolf is a great animal. Even if the wolf is a ferocious predator that can be dangerous for some farmers, this animal is still fascinating and fun to look at.
In this drawing lesson, you will learn how to use a vector software to enhance a simple 2D drawing and turn this one into a visually stunning illustration. You'll see that doing so can be quite easy and intuitive.
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.
In this first step, sketch the character using black outlines. Once you are done, apply a few basic colors to the animal. It doesn't matters if the drawing doesn't look appealing for now.
Next, select shapes one-by-one and use the gradient tool to create simple shadows. Your character is already more enjoyable, but your work is not finished yet!
Create a few circles to enhance the eyes of the wolf cartoon. Two circles can be used on pupils and two others for the eyes. These circles must be white and slightly transparent. You can also apply circles below the eyes to form dark patches that will make the eyes more readable.
It's time to work with complex shadows. Create a light shape inside each ear. Make the bottom of these new shapes transparent on the bottom. Then, add a small shadow on top of each back legs. Finally, add another dark shadow above the front legs.
Complete your character by adding a large (white) reflection on the body of the wolf. You can also place a dark shadow on the bottom of each back legs. Great work! Your cartoon animal is now done and ready to be published! :)