How to Design Your Own Personalised Cartoon Avatar Illustration With Stencil Tools Using Art Range

Cartooning yourself has never been so easy!

All you need to do this is a picture of the person you want to turn into a cartoon on file and Art Range installed on your computer.

Here is the original image I started with…..


First you need to open up Art Range and give yourself some time.



Using the trace option (circled to the right) import the picture you want to use.


Using the rulers and shaped stencils available in the circled stencil option, begin to colour in the original  picture. Add in the final details once you have got the basic figure coloured in.

Tip: If you right click on a shape you have the option to ‘invert’ the stencil. You can then use the tool highlighted in the above image in green in the bottom left corner to fill the area after you pick your colour in the right hand bottom corner.


Using the rubber tool you can make your background transparent. Ensure you do this with all of the layers you have created and make sure your stencil is in place before you start rubbing out. Then you can crop your image to size using the dotted square tool and then choosing ‘edit’ and ‘crop to selection’ whilst the chosen area is selected.


And there you have it! Your very own illustrated, cartoon portrait!!!

If you give it a go, I’d love to see the results.

Happy drawing 🙂







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