Hello! I noticed many people wondering how to edit characters, so I decided to make a tutorial.
There are many ways to contour, but this is the way I do it. I know this is not the only way.
First, you need a character. I'm using this one:
Second, launch an online or downloaded photo editing app such as Photoshop, Photopea, Pixlr, GIMP, Sumopaint, IbisPaint, or Picsart(IbisPaint and PicsArt are on mobile), and open a new image or an image from your files.
Third, create a new layer, then zoom in.
The 'Layers' section of the side toolbar should look like this:
On Pixlr, click the second color from the left.
Everywhere else, click down diagonally down and to the right until you get something that sort of looks like this color relationship.
Select the pencil tool, a hard pencil, 1-5 pixels, opacity 100%.
Move the scale until the image looks something like this:
For Photopea, that could be anywhere from 2-10. Everything else should be from 15-30.
Create another new layer!
Next, select the skin color from the forehead, again using the eyedropper tool.
On Pixlr, select the color second from the right.
Everywhere else, move the color diagonally up and to the left until it looks like…
Again use Gaussian Blur.
Create yet ANOTHER new layer! (Are ya seeing the pattern yet?)
Using the contour and highlight colours, draw something like this, then blur it using the Gaussian Blur.
Now, you should have something like this:
Play around with your editing! Here’s some examples of what I did with this character:
Let me know if you want a tutorial on how to make stuff like this: