How to draw a Man Walking step by step in Procreate Tutorial – Using Brushes/Guides
Hi guys, I’m Kris. Welcome to this week’s tutorial.
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In this week’s tutorial, we’ll be drawing a man walking in Procreate, and I’m sure you can create this too, if you follow along with this video all the way to the end. It’s going to be a little bit different this week. I am showing you how to use my new male body brush box, so they’re stamp brushes for Procreate. They’re brushes for Photoshop and Affinity as well, and they also come in Photoshop layers and illustrator layers, and PNG and PDF. So that’s a lot of stuff there, but you can use them however you want. You can even print them out and use them that way. They are guides to help you learn to draw better, and easier, quicker, faster, and just to get to the illustration part so you don’t have to think about body proportion, face proportion, all that kind of stuff. It’s just a really simple, easy tool to help you in your journey of learning how to draw better, and if you’re interested in these brushes, you can find them in the description. There’s a link below for you. And don’t forget once you finish this entire video to share it on Instagram and tag me in the image as well as the description so I can find your artwork and feature you here on the next draw together video.
For this video, feel free to use whatever colors you like. There’s no color palette today, but you don’t really need it. We can just jump right in by creating our canvas at 4000 x 4000 pixels, 300 DPI. We don’t really need a square, but I just like to have a lot of white space, so it’s good for today. Let’s jump in and I’m just gonna go and find our male body brushes. So they come in a husky build, an athletic build, and a slim build, and then there are the heads as well. So I’m just gonna go and grab an athletic body, and you can see there’s 14 different body positions, and today, I’m just gonna use the walking forward one, and I’m gonna have it at about 80%. So I’ll just simply tap and there he is, and then we can use our arrow to move him. So let’s go grab him a face. And I’m gonna just create another layer, so I’m gonna hit the plus sign, go back to my brushes and then go to the male heads. And here we have 14 forward-facing, three-quarter looking to his side a bit, profile, and then three-quarters facing down, and they all have different hairstyles to choose from.
So today I’m gonna just grab this mid-cut, this front-facing. I’m gonna have it at the same size at about, let’s say, 80 and see what that’s like. Just tap, and there he is. And then I can move him and I’m just gonna actually make this just a hair larger for today, and just put it around there. Now you can decide how long you’d like his neck to be, but I’m gonna place him there. Okay, so now we can go and just merge these two layers, and we can resize him too, to make him a little bit bigger. Okay, and there we go. So much work is already done for us. He’s all ready to go. All we need to do is put some clothes on the poor man. But you can see it really makes it a lot simpler, especially things like this where it’s already figured out the foreshortening of the leg, which can sometimes be a little bit tricky and hands, so that’s always nice to have those done. So let’s jump in and give him some clothes. So I’m just gonna bump back the opacity by clicking on the end, turning it down to… I’ll do it at about 30, so you can see him well enough. Then I’m gonna create another layer and we’ll start drawing our clothes on that new layer.
Okay, so I’m just gonna keep it just black is fine, and now we’ll go into our free brushes, so just our regular brushes in Procreate. I’m going to go to inking and grab that dry ink brush that I love so much, and I’m gonna have it at about 6%. Okay, so I think I’m just gonna do a collared, a collared button shirt. Most of the time, that’s what my husband wears, so I think he will be my inspiration today. So I’m just gonna start by just bringing the collar here. And I would just lay it like that. It’s a little bit messy, maybe. And that’s gonna tuck in like that. Seeing where this bends here. Maybe it would kinda bend like that. And then we’re gonna have this come over and have it come in here. Alright, so it’s not like a perfectly starched shirt so you can have it a little bit wiggly. And that line would be coming here, the stitching line. Okay, so I’m gonna have this ever so slightly just off center and a little bit wiggly and go like that, and this is this little stitching line here. There would be a button here and maybe here where his belly button is. You know what? This is probably curved a little touch too much, so I’m just gonna straighten that out just a hair. Okay. And that’ll come up there. Alright.
I’m gonna just give him just some little lines here just to make it not too straight just to look like it has a little bit of movement to it. Okay, so that should be fine. I’m gonna come in with the shoulders and I’m gonna make a specific little mark there, kinda like to break that where the seam would be there, and so it shows where the shoulder and the arm meet on the shirt, and I think I kinda make this a more casual look, so I’m gonna have a little gathered here and more of a turned up sleeve. Let’s bring this sort of in like that. Yeah, okay, so same again on the other side, just gonna make that seam where the arms go, make a few wiggles there, it’s kind of where it’ll come in, then we’re gonna have the rolled up sleeve.
Okay. Casual shirt, next, let’s give him some pants. We’ll just give him, obviously, jeans would go well with this type of look. So I’m just gonna start with the fly area, bring that down and go on up, give it a little stitch kind of in there. Then I’m gonna drop the crotch a little bit, that sounds lovely, give him a little room, you know? Alright, and then the folds there, and of course the stitching would carry on under here, and then there would be the lines there. Actually, I’m just gonna make this look more like it’s kind of coming like that, and then you have the leg coming here.
Okay, just a few creases and folds, just to make it look a little bit more natural. I’m gonna make it look like… So we obviously can see that knee, so there would be some folds in there, and then that pant would come around here. Again, I’m just giving him some room. Okay. Usually a little bit baggier around the knee, these are a slightly tighter style of jean, I guess. We can have a little hem line there. Okay, that should be all right.
So you can see if we remove the template behind, it looks like a man shape. Let’s give him a few more details on these jeans here, you’ll see the little bit of the pocket, I think that would come down here. We can just indicate that by some stitching like so. Okay, and then, let’s draw in the rest of the body. So we can just bring in these arms here, and of course, you can give this more of a painted stem, more realistic, more cartoon-ish, you can… Obviously, it doesn’t have to be a black outline, like I’m doing, this is just more of an illustrative style. You make it whatever style you want, at least you’ve got the basics to start with, and that just makes it so much easier and so much less time-consuming. Especially figuring out hands and stuff like that, that can always be really fun. Okay, so just something about the heads, the heads are just a very classic proportions, so of course, not everybody has these proportions, everybody’s a little bit different, but this just gives you a really basic start so you can adjust.
Everybody is not gonna have this jaw line, but you can know if you’re trying to do something that’s a little bit of a sharper point, a little bit of a rounder face, a little bit narrower, any of those things. And the same with where the eyes and nose and mouth are placed, that will vary from person to person as well, but at least you have a starting point of something that is just sort of that basic, classic dimensions and you can start from there. So let’s just… I’m gonna keep it basically what’s here today, just somewhat classic shape. If I can trace anything, that would be really a miracle. Here we go. Okay, I think we’ll do his head in a minute, why don’t we get on to his shoes here.
So the shoes, with these feet it actually makes it fairly simple. It might look kind of funny right now, but you’ll see in a minute, you just put in the little shoe tab. We’ll give him some runners, I think. Bring it around in there, you just follow the lines basically. I’m just gonna make the end a little bit more round, ’cause this shoe would be a little bit rounder, maybe not quite that round, and then it’s gonna have a little bit of a thicker sole to it. Okay, something like that. And put these laces in. And then we’ll just tie a little bow, maybe have a little tag there and there we are, some runners. Okay, good, and then this one, we’ll just follow here after the little tab bit, that little tongue, whatever you call that.
Alright. Well there, good, he’s got some shoes. Good stuff. And now, why don’t we go and just kinda get the face going. Alright, so I think we’ll give him a little smile today, so actually, I’m gonna start with his eyes. I’m just gonna bring my pen down just a hair, just to like 4% and I’m just gonna basically follow this, for the most part. I’ll just make it a little bit more square like that. And I’m not gonna go too big with male eyes just because, well, they’re usually not wearing make-up, so it’s a little less expressive. And when you have them too large it does start to look a little bit more on the feminine side, I think, anyways. But yeah, just keeping them a little bit smaller. I can keep this crease here and again, I’m not gonna do lashes, but I am just gonna do the lash line a little bit thicker just with the line. That way you can get the depth but not have all the lovely lashes like I usually do. Although I will say oftentimes, men have way more fabulous lashes than a lot of women. It’s not fair. Yeah, anyway, I know you ladies know that.
Well, I have eyelash-envy of my husband, anyway. Alright, and of course, the brows are most likely going to be a little bit thicker, heavier than most women, maybe a little slightly more unruly depending on the guy. But this guy, we’ll give him a decent brow here. It’s probably good. I think I’m not really quite thrilled with the shape here. Again, I can go into my magic wand, grab my liquify, just make that quite… It’s on the push, and maybe to 22%. I’m just gonna… Maybe down even more at 15. I’m just unhappy with the edges there. Those are a little bit too catty or something. Okay, that’s better. Now I just fix things with my little liquify brush, love it. Okay, I think I’m gonna give him a bit… A few lines here, just because I’m gonna have him smiling, so we might have some nice creases like so. Okay, we’ll see. Now because you’ve drawn this, I’m just actually going to totally do another little cheat. And I’m gonna get this squiggly little line. I’ve got to figure out what that’s called. And just… So back to my eye, I’m in freehand and add, and I’m just gonna click copy and paste, and so that now I have that eye on an… Or a copy of that eye on another layer. And I’m just gonna hit my arrow and on uniform, say flip horizontally.
I’m going to have my snapping on and have my magnetics on so that I can simply just slide it over and we can… I’m just trying to find out where it’s supposed to go. We can cheat. So, I am gonna change it a little bit just because sometimes it does look a little bit funny if they’re exactly… But that’ll happen when I start coloring and stuff, so that I think just saves us a little time. Okay, right, so that’s a good start for that. I might make some adjustments in a minute, but we’ll see where we go. Okay, let’s give him a little nose here. I’m just gonna do just a really basic kind of nose here, so I’m just gonna start with a little line, go up for the nostrils, give it a little darker line there, and then a swoop around. Hopefully the same on the other side. Swoop around there, just classic. I don’t know if it’s classic, but just like a simple nose. And I’m gonna bring in here a little bit. I’m gonna just… And around here just to give him a little bit of definition.
Okay. And then his mouth. Let’s do a nice smile. So I’m going to… Because that smile’s gonna actually bring his lip line up, of course. I’m gonna start here and I’m just gonna do… Put the beans there. I don’t know why I call them beans. I’m not sure that’s right, but anyway And it’s just gonna be a subtle swoop. And that’s the top lip, and then I’m just gonna… Because when you smile, usually your top lip stretches out a little bit, so we’re gonna have it not too big here. Okay, so that’s our top lip. And then the bottom lip is going to be about here, and that’s just gonna come down like that. Okay, and give him a little… His bottom lip will be a little bit bigger…
Okay, I’m gonna turn off my layer below my guide layer just so we can see a little bit more. Making marks all over the place. So to do the teeth, what I do is just darken in a little ways in here. See, like that, and then… So twitchy, just in here, I don’t know, what is that, three quarters of the way in? Just give a little triangle, just to indicate those, are they incisors? I should know this. You know, your little shark teeth, the pointy ones. Just to signify those. So that’s a really simple way, just to make a really easy smile without, I don’t like drawing all the teeth when I’m doing something more illustrative. I think that’s too much information. So just doing these little teeny dots and just filling in the sides just give you enough to go on I think to read that as a smile and as teeth. Just a little line, extra line underneath the lip, just to have that shadow there. Okay, so we have a smile. Looks good.
Okay, and I’m just gonna do, let’s do a little bit of hair here. Actually, I’m gonna do this, oops. Actually, I’m gonna just merge this down just ’cause that was our copied layer and just get some hair going here. So with the hairstyles they’re just obviously a start, a suggestion of just where things would go and you can just fill in the rest. So I really just concentrate more on the roots at this point, just getting those lines and just the general flow in. Oops.
Actually, maybe this will go behind his ear like that.
Not gonna do every hair, just a few lines just to indicate where it’s going. Okay let’s see without just turning that off. Okay, I should be good for now. Okay, so I think it’s time to fill some color in. So I’m gonna go on, click on layer one and hit the plus sign, and first I’m gonna start by filling in his skin color. So I’m just gonna go to my studio pen just right above my dry ink here, and start filling it in. So let’s maybe fast forward through this, ’cause I know you know how to do this.
And then just take your color and drag it in, and there we go, filled it up.
Okay, next I’m gonna create another layer, so hitting the plus sign, and I’m going to do his… Put his jeans here. I’m just gonna pick on a blue jean color.
And then I’m going to create another layer and put his shirt on top. So I’m gonna change the color in a little bit, but I’ll just make it gray for now.
Okay, I’m just gonna add another layer and fill these in with gray too.
Okay, and I’m actually gonna turn these to white because I think I want them white and but, anyways, so there we go. And let’s see, maybe we should put a little bit behind his face here. So I’m just gonna go to my skin layer just to keep things organized, and hit the plus sign, and I’m gonna go and make this a very, a slightly gray, slightly creamy white color, it’s not gonna be pure white, and I’m gonna go to the painting and grab my gouache, and have it quite small, maybe, I don’t know, two percent, and just fill in the eye, I’m just gonna make it one percent, actually, and 100% opacity, and just fill this in. You just don’t want it to be 100% white, it makes it look a little bit crazy. This will look more realistic, and we can use that color on the teeth as well.
Okay. And while I’m here, I’m just gonna make it a little bit pink, just for the corners here, the edges. Okay. And I’m just gonna make those eyes, just gonna make them a brown color, just a gray-brown color, just fill that in. Okay. And then I’m, at the very top, at the very top of your layers, I’m gonna add another layer, make it completely white, and have your brush at one percent and just do a little white dot so you have that, so there are his eyes. And I’m just gonna do a little bit of base color, I’m gonna go back to the eye, at the eye layer, and hit the plus sign, and, yeah, just with… We’ll have him have brown hair. Again, with the gouache maybe at around three percent, just kinda block in this color a little bit. Don’t go too far to the edges, just because we’ll do that with more hair later, but… Just kinda get an idea.
And I’m holding down my brush the whole time here, and I’ve picked it up again to make it thicker or more opaque. All right, and while we’re here, we can make our brush smaller to one percent and just fill in those eyebrows too. All right. Well, that looks good, we just got our basic color blocking in and we can start adding some more depth and interest and definitely getting that hair under control. So let’s go back into our layers and go on, click on the jeans layer, the fill layer, add another layer on top and click on clipping mask, and we’re gonna just make some changes here. So I’m gonna select this blue color just so I have the same, then I’m going to take… In this view, I’m gonna take this little circle and go down a little bit into the right, so making an L shape, and then I’m going to go back into my painting and grab the spectra brush, and I’m gonna have it at, oh, I don’t know, 40%, just larger, and softly dust over it, not hard, as you can see, just softly, it gives it a little bit of texture, I hope you can see that, just to make it a little bit interesting. And then I’m gonna bring my brush quite small, maybe about two or three, and just start doing some shadowing. The crotch is going to be a little darker on the inside of the legs.
Just ’cause you know how jeans are, where there are seams and stuff, it’s where the dye really collects the most, so you’re gonna wanna make that darker. You’re gonna have to have your brush quite small and just get in there and… Yeah, where the creases would be and the seams would be. Make sure that’s sort of your darkest area and you can build that up too. So actually I’m gonna go even darker. So I’m gonna do the L again down into the right with my little color picker and just start to get these shadows in here. Oops, I made a funny line.
Bring that brush up a little bit. I’m just being really light with it. I just dust it around. The shirt would probably cast a little bit of a shadow. And, of course, this part of the leg would be more in shadow too. So you can really push that back, make it look further away.
It depends where the pockets are too, like where the inside of the pockets are really. Get some more dye in there, so you just wanna have that…
Looks a little bit line-y. Okay. That’s probably good for now. Okay. Let’s get this shirt out. Obviously, I don’t like this particular color. It looks… Makes him look a little blah at the moment. So let’s see. What color should we do? So let’s actually just make it a white. So I’m not gonna make it pure white, I’m just gonna make it slightly off white, slightly blue maybe. Let’s see what that looks like. Okay. That’s probably good for a start. And let’s see. We can give him… Maybe we’ll make it, like I said, we’ll make it plaid, so we’ll get some stripes in there. But first I’m going to just do some shadows. So I’m gonna just do the same thing. Add the plus sign, click on it, clipping mask, and I’m just gonna take this and down into the right, just like that L shape. I’m gonna use my gouache this time, still in painting, just maybe about, I don’t know, 12%. Let’s just give him some bit of shape here. So I’m having it so my light is basically coming straight, like this way, so this side is more gonna be shadowy, in general. I just keep adjusting my brush size just to suit my needs here.
Well, let’s make it a touch darker. Just keeping that darker color just closer to the edges.
Okay. Great. Okay. That’s probably good to start. And then I’m, actually, while we’re on this color, I’m just gonna do the shoes as well, ’cause they will also be white. So I’m gonna click on the shoe layer, click the plus sign, clipping mask, and just do a few shadows on it, while we’re here. So I’m gonna do it about 4 or 5%, just giving it a little definition.
Okay. It’s probably good for now. And why don’t we do his skin while we’re at it too. So I’m gonna go and select his skin layer, hit the plus sign, hit clipping mask, and I’m gonna grab this skin color and go down into the right and start making some shadows. So under the jaw. And I’m still on my gouache. Now we can use our guides to help us with the shadows a little bit. So I’m gonna turn them back on. Of course, we won’t see them, but I’m just gonna drag it above. It can go all the way above too, if you want, so we can see that. So you see where these lines are? Those are actually the sides of your face, so they’re actually gonna have shadow on them. So you can just kind of follow this. This is where your cheekbone would be, and that’s where you would have that plane change there. So hopefully that makes sense. I can turn it back on, so I can see. See? So now he’s got some definition there.
Okay, so we can make it a little bit smaller. Maybe around two. And the other thing, the really easy thing to do is just come in and make this eye socket dark ’cause that’s gonna be shot out in there. And that’ll really help bring some depth to this. And then I’m just gonna follow down the nose, just really lightly. I see I’ve got some dots and erasing that I need to do. And then kind of a triangle below the nose, you can see that hopefully. And just around kind of where he’s got… That there. I’m gonna make this a 1% just so I can get into the smaller areas. And I’m gonna go down and make it darker a little bit more. So, making that L and still at 1%, just a little bit more definition in some of these creases here. 2%. So under the lip would be emphasized. Oh, I know what we’ve forgotten. I’ve forgotten his smile lines. That would be nice. Okay, I think this… Actually I’m just gonna blend this out, just got a little bit out of control there. Okay, right. So and I have that darker still, and I’m just gonna make it a little bit more in his ear there. Maybe a little bit more closer to the jaw here.
Okay, that’s good for now. I’m gonna go back to that lighter brown that I had. So as you can see it’s just that brown I originally had for the shadows, the Gouache, gonna bring it up to maybe about 4% and just do a little bit on his arms. His fingers here. And on those legs here, gonna just give him a little shadow too. Okay, so let’s go and just continue on with his face a little bit. I’m actually gonna probably make his hair quite a bit darker just because of his… His skin color would probably work nicely with some darker hair. So first, I’m gonna actually do his lips. So we can just go stay on this layer. And I’m gonna pick sort of a peachy, pinky color. Let’s just see. It’s too light. Yeah, maybe that. Let’s try that. Again for guys lips, I don’t go too crazy pink or anything like that, just ’cause probably not wearing lipstick. And then I’m just gonna make it a little darker here just to emphasize the corners. But yeah, I just don’t wanna… Too much… Too much color on here. That’s just my personal preference, and then the upper lip is just gonna be a little bit darker. And then I’m just gonna take that in this color palette just get something kinda light and just give it a little… Just a little highlight. Just gonna make this a little bit smaller. Okay. Good. So that’s probably good for the lips. We can go in and I’m just gonna add another layer, you don’t have to necessarily, but I’m just going to.
On top of that, shadow layer, I’m gonna do a highlight layer. So I’m gonna go back to the… Actually, I’m just gonna grab this skin color, and I have something a little bit lighter. So the opposite L, the reverse L. And let’s just do a few highlights. I’m probably gonna be at about 2% and just give him a little… Little highlights. Maybe his forehead a little bit. His cheeks and his chin of course. And the edge of his hand, arm a little bit on the side. Okay. And then on another layer, I’m just gonna give him a little… A little bit more of a warm color and just… Let’s see. Just warm up his cheeks a touch here, and his forehead. Let’s give them a little bit of color. I hope that makes a difference. Alright, let’s go back to his hair color layer, and I’m gonna bring it down. I’m gonna just continue with my browns and just bring it quite dark, let’s see, maybe we’ll just stick with the gouache for a second here and just block this out. So I’m gonna make it darker, just keep layering more where… Especially close to his scalp so, or where the roots are.
I’m gonna make his eyebrows a touch darker too, his eyes a bit… Then I’m gonna go and grab the… Let’s see the old brush and bring it down to maybe 4%. Works a little bit for…
I can bring in our guide again, I’m trying to remember where their hair went. Okay, I’m gonna turn that guide back off. Alright. And let’s see, maybe the dry brush. The dry brush, works nicely too actually.
Alright, so I’m gonna go back and grab my into inking and grab that dry brush, still the same color, and let’s just get some more hairs in here.
Okay, and I’m gonna go and back to black. I’m gonna put a few more… I gotta keep with the direction here. A few more of these in just to keep working, and sometimes I find that if you have just a few on the outside that gives it a better look, just sort of finishing ones.
I’m just gonna make some more breaks here… I’m just gonna erase a few little bits in here, I think it’s gotten a little bit too messy on me.
There, I think that’s better.
Okay, and back to the gouache and just gonna have a quite dark but not black, and at 1%, black and a few more dark spots here.
And I’m just gonna grab like a lighter brown, just for some highlights, still with my gouache. Just spring a few in.
So let’s maybe start on the pattern on the shirt. Okay, so I’m just gonna go to his shirt layer, and we can be below the shadow layer and just add another one, click on it. Oh, it becomes a clipping mask, if you put one below the original clipping mask, so that’s no problem. So just gonna go and grab… Let’s just start with this blue and then I’m gonna bring it lighter over here maybe, and I’m gonna choose my inking brush inking pen, and let’s just make a plaid pattern. Alright.
So I’m gonna have it at… Let’s see, well, of course, you’re not gonna see it there. We’re at about 7%. Okay, and let’s start this pattern, so I will start here and just following the lines of the shirt.
Okay, and then those lines are gonna go this way on this sleeve. Okay, and then we will oops… Start here.
Alright, so now let’s get these lines going the other way to make it a plaid so I was gonna simply go this way.
All right, so, now I’m gonna just click on the layer below, and I’m gonna add some color underneath this. So, I think I’m gonna go with just like a gray color. And, let’s see. I’m gonna grab my gouache, and let’s see, I’m gonna make it quite a bit bigger, maybe to about eight. Sure, so I’m just gonna fill this section in. And, this section. I’ll make it a little bit smaller, four, just to tuck into here. And, so I’m kind of alternating so what am I doing? [laughter] All right, this section.
Whoops, back up to eight. Back down to two, and yeah. I’m gonna get this edge here. We’ll go on in the collar as well. All right, and I’m gonna make a layer below that. And, I’m gonna make it, maybe a mid-tone gray/blue color. And, I’m gonna come in and fill this in, every other one. Okay, we’re getting a plaid look, that’s good. Whoops. Okay, and then lastly, back to that blue-stripe layer, I’m just gonna go white. And, grab my inking, that dry ink, and just to do… I’m gonna be at 4% and just put a thread through all these squares here.
Okay, and then I’m gonna go this way as well.
Okay, I think we’ve achieved a decent looking plaid there. [laughter] All right, what else can we do? I kinda wanna make this these just a little bit darker in here, in those shadows. So, I’m gonna back to that shadows layer, just pick up a dark, navy color I guess. Go back to painting, go back to gouache, bring it down to about two, and just make these creases here a little bit more… I just wanna have that arm pushed back a bit. A bit more than it is right now.
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