How to Draw a Lion Mascot in Photoshop

How to Draw a Lion Mascot in Photoshop
Learn step by step how to draw this lion mascot in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover the basics such as using the Pen and selection tools to create the outline, painting, and shading.

Preview of Final Results


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Lion Mascot Photoshop Tutorial


Step 1

Create a new document. This one is 700x700 in size and 300 dpi resolution.
step1

Step 2

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “body”. Make the contour of the mascot using the pen tool.
step2a
Make the selection and fill it in with yellow (#ffe91c).
step2b
step2c

Step 3

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “tail tip”. Move it over the “body” layer. Using the lasso tool make a zone on the tail tip and fill it in with white (#ffffff).
step3a
step3b

Step 4

Now create the T-shirt. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “T-shirt”. Move it over the “tail tip” layer. Using the lasso tool, make a form like a T-shirt.
step4a
Make the selection and fill it in with white (#ffffff).
step4b

Step 5

Create the pants. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “pants”. Move it over the “T-shirt” layer. Using the lasso tool, create the paths form.
step5a
Fill the shape using the brush tool and set it to a green colour (#3fb734).
step5b

Step 6

Make the hair. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “hair”. Move it over the “pants” layer. Use the pen tool to make the shape of the hair.
step6a
Fill it with green (#3fb734).
step6b

Step 7

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eyes backgound” and move it over the “hair” layer. Make the shape of the eyes
step7a
Fill the shape with white (#ffffff) with the brush tool (b).
step7b

Step 8

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eye green zone” and move it over the “eyes background” layer. Make the shape of the colored part of the eye.
step8a
Fill it with green (#3fb734).
step8b

Step 9

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named ”eye black zone” and move it under the “eyes background” layer. Fill the center part of the eye with black (#000000).
step9

Step 10

Make a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “eyes reflection” and move it over the “eyes green zone”. Using the brush tool (b) with hardness set to 100%, make two white (#ffffff) dots like in the picture.
step10

Step 11

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose” and move it move it over the “eyes reflection” layer. Make the selection for the nose by using lasso tool (P).
step11a
Use the brush tool (B) set to black (#f0db00) with opacity set to 20%.
step11b

Step 12

Load the selection you made in Step 11 and create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose shadow” and move it over the “nose” layer. Brush the left side with black (#000000) as shown below.
step12a
Set the opacity to 20% and the result should look like this:
step12b

Step 13

With the same selection, create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “nose reflection” and move it over the “nose shadow” layer. Brush the upper right side with white (#ffffff).
step13a
The result should look like this:
step13b

Step 14

Make a selection as shown below and create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) named “left eye shadow”. Move it over the “nose reflection” layer. Use the brush tool (B) to brush the upper side of the eye.
step14a
step14b
Use a black (#000000) brush.
step14c
Set the fill to around 40%
step14d

Step 15

Make a selection like shown in the picture and delete the area from the layer you just made in the previous step.

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