How to draw a cute little mouse character in Procreate

Let’s draw a cute little mouse, it’s not as hard as you think!

In this Procreate tutorial I’ll show you how to draw the little cutie mouse using one of the Character Drawing Toolkit shapes. Then we move onto adding colour and yummy texture in Procreate using the Instant Artist Collection! #letsdrawlisaglanz

Happy sketching!


28 Comments

  1. Emma

    What a fabulous tutorial – so many different ideas to try out xxx thank you for sharing your beautiful techniques Lisa xxx

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Yay Emma! So glad you enjoyed the tutorial! It’s a great pleasure, hope you have fun experimenting with the different texture techniques 🙂

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  2. Kate

    Amazing tutorial, start to finish brings it all together. For me a pdf to purchase with clothing ideas would finish the package. I cannot dress anyone, I have no vision. If you could provide a vision, that would be the learning block for then expanding on your ideas. Thanks for perhaps considering, for me would be huge. Look forward to next tut. Kate

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Hi Kate, glad you enjoyed the tutorial! I actually have that idea on my list of “product ideas”, I know many people struggle with that, myself included sometimes! Hopefully one day I can get to create it 🙂

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      • Vicki

        Do it Lisa. I’ll be first in the queue to purchase!

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  3. Roberta Boe

    What a lovely tutorial! I truly enjoy the fact that is a bit longer. It gives me many ideas to apply to my own work. You have a fantastic way too share your knowledge. Thank you!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Fantastic! So glad the longer tutorial was helpful. Thank you for that feedback Roberta 🙂

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  4. Monica

    I love this little mouse and the tutorial!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Thank you Monica, so glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. julie lopez

    Loved this tutorial Lisa! I don’t have procreate but I sketched on paper, then took into PS to trace and add the color. I got so much out of this – especially the shadow tips. Thank you!!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      That’s such a clever idea! So glad you could still do the tutorial without Procreate! Just saw your email with your mouse, she is so adorable Glad you found it useful x

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  6. Dana

    Thank you so much for this tutorial Lisa, it’s amazing!
    Please do more tutorials like this one in the future, I like that it is long – it is better than watching a TV show!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Haha! Glad you enjoyed it! Definitely hoping to more in the future x

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  7. Beth

    I love this! I’m brand new to Procreate but I’m very happy as to how my little mouse is turning out. However, my Dashes brush is much larger! How do I resize it to make small strokes like yours? I just bought it so I haven’t edited it or anything. Thanks!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Yay! So glad you’re happy with your little mouse! You can change the size of the pattern grain on any of the pattern brushes to adjust it to your project needs. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that (it’s super easy): How to change the scale of a pattern brush

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  8. Svetlana

    This tutorial is fabulous, Lisa! Thank you! Just watching your thoughts process and applying so many different creative techniques is so inspirational!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      It’s such a pleasure Svetlana 🙂 So glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

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  9. Becky

    Lisa, this was an awesome tutorial. Thank you for sharing your process. I could watch you draw all day long. My little mouse came out so cute. Love your instant artist brush set. Thank you for creating them. Can’t wait for more in-depth tutorials.

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    • Lisa Glanz

      It’s a great pleasure Becky 🙂 So glad you’re enjoying the brushes, and that you love your little mouse! Yay! Definitely more tutorials to come.

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  10. Cécile Graat

    Yeeeeesssss, I did it!
    It is wonderful. Great way too to get to know how to use the different brushes in the artist brush pack.
    I am very happy.

    Would also like to see a tutorial for the drawing kit with people (I now think I should have bought the character set and not the people set , my mistake lol)
    Thanks!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Whoohooo! So glad you followed along 🙂 There are a few tutorials I’ve done with the people set which you can find here and here.
      I’ve also started a weekly drawing challenge on Instagram using my Character Drawing Toolkits, everyone is welcome to join! 🙂

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  11. Amy Accurso

    I absolutely loves this little class! I learned so much! I just discovered you today and had to place an order and dive right in! I don’t even want to go to sleep tonight! I just want to art all night! I feel so inspired!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Yay Amy!! That makes me SUPER happy knowing this inspired you to create! I’m so thrilled you found it useful. Hope you managed to get some sleep!

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  12. lisidesigns

    This class was fantastic!!!!! I’ve never explored with textures and is the 1st time I draw a little animal. I’m so happy to have found you and your brushes. I know that I’m going to learn a lot. I purchased all your brushes. I’m eager to learn. Thank you so much!!! xo

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  13. Syndy

    Really appreciate your generosity posting this Lisa. I’m recipient of a new iPad Pro and Procreate and yet to ‘sharpen my pencil’. Love the tutorial and I feel I can give it a go. So many ideas running through my head, so little time. Just start!

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Yay!! How exciting that you have a new creative tool! It can be daunting and exciting all at the same time Hope you enjoy the learning experience as you get stuck in and settled with the app and tools. And yes! Just start! It’s the best advice to follow. Happy creating!

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  14. Marybelle Garcia

    Hi Lisa! Thank you for sharing this one! I purchased the CDT… but I can’t find the organic head. Were there any updates to the latest product?

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    • Lisa Glanz

      Hi Marybelle,

      Thank you so much for your purchase! I’d be happy to assist you with that The head shape I used in the tutorial comes from the CDT Shapes brushes (so not found in the Heads) and the brush is called Organic 1. Hope that helps! If you have any other questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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