It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by drawing a cute Christmas elf? In my YouTube video, “Let’s Draw A Cute Christmas Elf (In A Fun Retro Vintage Style),” I show you how to create a charming illustration of a Christmas elf in a 1950s vintage style using just four colors and the Procreate app.
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I hope you enjoy the video and I’d love to hear what you think about it. Feel free to leave a comment on the video or on my blog and let me know if you have any questions or feedback. Happy drawing!
A Cute Christmas Elf Sketch
In the video, I start by redrawing the basic shapes of the elf. I then add in the details of the face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as the elf’s ears and hair.I also draw to the elf’s outfit, which includes a green shirt and a green hat with a pom-pom on top.
Once I have the basic shape of the elf drawn, I start to add in the fun retro vintage elements. I use a bright red color for the elf’s cheeks and a vibrant green for the hat and black for the shoes.
Textures & Details adding Vintage flair
The final step is to add in the finishing touches, including some vintage stars, a bit of roughening the outlines and adding textures. The result is a charming and cute illustration that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
I hope you enjoy the video and I’d love to hear what you think about it. Feel free to leave a comment on the video or on my blog and let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
You can watch along as I create the illustration step by step, and even try drawing your own elf using the same techniques.