Step 1: It's all simple shapes!
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.