Making a Digital Cartoon Dog

This basic tutorial about making a digital cartoon dog requires some basic drawing knowledge and a computer graphics program like Gimp, Corel or Photoshop (off course you can also try it the traditional way too with paint and a canvas) .

Making a Digital Cartoon Dog

Making a Digital Cartoon Dog Tutorial - color - palletThe main objective is not to create an exact replica of the cartoon dog displayed above, but to further develop your digital artistic skills.Our color pallet selected contains seven colors, two shades of tan, two shades of brown, two shades of creme and blue for the eye.Making a Digital Cartoon Dog - outlineFirst you need to the individual shapes that will come together to create the image, start with the head, add the arms, the eyes, the hair etc.Select a drawing tool that has a pixel thickness of 3 or 4. Taper off the lines around the corners to make it look more natural.Making a Digital Cartoon Dog - purple fillAfter you have the basic shapes designed, use a select tool to grab the individual components and align them into the correct spots combining them together to form the image. You may need to change the order to witch the layers are to make the image look better.Making a Digital Cartoon Dog - purple_dogA brush tool canbe used to add the shade and highlight colors to the dog’s skin and facial parts.Now try these techniques to make other cartoon animals.The Final digital funky purple Digital Cartoon DogAlso check out our other tutorials such as making a monkey