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The Creature from Wacom Lagoon! w/ Sketchbook Pro 5 & Wacom

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I thought I would make a simple easy to follow instructable on drawing a creepy - yet adorable creatrure for Halloween on Sketchbook Pro 5 with my trusty Wacom intuos3. This will be simple and easy to see in each step. I make mistakes just like everyone else in the world. I decided not to detail them but I will mention them in the steps. After all this is for fun, right? It's creepy! It's cute! I wouldn't touch it. You can make this and let your family be frightened by it's fearsome pointy teeth (and adorable smile)!! Let's begin!
 
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Step 1: It's all simple shapes!

Step 1. Basics for your creature.
 Open Sketchbook Pro and get your tool bars open and ready.You can use the menu at the top to get tool bars on your screen. I start off with simple shapes. A circle and some lines crisscrossing around it like it was a ball.

Step 2. Make the ball transparent.
 
Using your layers tool bar, slide down the bar to make the object in that layer lighter. This will make it easier for you to see lines on your other layers.

Step 3. New layer time!
 
Create a new layer on top of circle layer. This will be our new drawing layer. The circle layer can be locked now by holding the layer on he toolbar and selecting the layer with the lock on it. This just prevents you from accidentally drawing on the wrong layer. It keeps you from having to do a lot of erasing or re-drawing. If you lock it, you will have to unlock it several times throughout and lock it back. Now select your new layer you just created for your drawing.

Step 4. Circles on top of circles.
  It's really hard to draw a perfect circle on a wacom tablet. So I use the circle tool on the toolbar to make it easier. The orignal circle I drew was just a sketch to see how big I want it. So it can be messy, but this one needs to be neater.On the new layer I draw a circles until I get one close to the same size. I use my scale & move option in the magnifying tool to adjust size and align it.

Step 5. It needs a mouth.
 
I realize I need to add something to give my creature a start of a face. I went back to my original circle and added a mouth shape to give me a feel for where the eyes should go. I then go back to the drawing layer to start working on top of this framework.
I'm not sure whether to saw aww or run away, in either case this was nicely done! I think this would make an awesome plush toy too, do you ever make physical things or do you stick to drawing mostly?
snmiller (author)  amandaghassaei1 year ago
I play around with just about everything, I haven't messed with fabric much though. I would love to try though. I have been checking out those Japanese knit creatures and think they are awesome! I came up with this little bugger while doodling the other day. Maybe I should see about making some kind of pattern to follow?
yeah I think that would be great!