In this tutorial I will show you how to draw, ink and color a cute chibi girl that swim in the ocean.
[ Please also watch the step by step process in the video, it will help you to get how to do all the steps ]
MATERIAL NEEDED: watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, H pencil, eraser, brush, water, waterproof fineliner.
Step 1: Basic Shapes
First we start drawing basic shapes: the girl body is like a bean and the swim ring seems a donut ahah.
Anyway this will help us to figure it out how the figure is done.
Step 2: Details
When we have done with the shapes we can finally add details on her face: eyes, hair, mouth ect. We also draw the sea, fishes and the sun.
Step 3: Inking
Once the drawing is done, we ink the picture making both thin and bold lines. This will help us to increase dynamism of the scene.
Step 4: Painting
We paint the girl starting from the skin: we will use brown, pink, red and ochre for reproducing the tanned skin.
We will layer colors several time.
Attention: wait until the previous layer dried, otherwise colors will mix together in a bad way!
Since the swim ring is transparent, we color only the shadows of it, adding also few reflections.
Then we color remaining parts: fishes, sea and the sun.
Step 5: End
We add final reflection with white gel pen and that's it! ;)
FOR THE COMPLETE STEP BY STEP PROCESS PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: