How to Draw Stitch

How to Draw Stitch with XPPen - Step-by-Step Guide

XPPen 2023-12-08 17:51:06 5 min read

Stitch is one of the most popular and iconic Disney characters of all time. His rich blue color and cute yet somewhat intimidating character design have made fans love him. If you ever wanted to learn how to draw Stitch, then we have one great surprise for you. Although he may look simple, Stitch's anatomy and proportions are very unique, even for animated characters. It gives a chance to both experienced and beginner artists to test out their abilities

We present to you a tutorial on how to draw Stitch step-by-step. It’s complete with all the necessary things you need to know on how to draw Stitch easy and cute. As well as an added bonus where we teach you how to draw Christmas Stitch along with the tools you can use to paint this character.

How to draw Stitch with XPPen step-by-step

To perfectly capture the character both in essence and in design, here are 7 easy steps you should follow while painting Stitch.

Step 1. Sketch the pose

Draw a rough sketch of Stitch’s pose. Try using basic shapes like circles, squares, and ovals as much as possible.

Draw Stitch-Sketch the pose

Step 2. Warp and adjust

Using the Warp tool in Photoshop, adjust the Stitch’s proportions. You can also bend and stretch some parts of his body to make it look more like he’s sitting.

Draw Stitch-Warp and adjust

Step 3. Add in more details

Add Stitch’s facial and bodily features like eyes, claws, fingers, and more. Remember to also still use simple shapes and don’t add too much detail.

Draw Stitch-Add in more details

Step 4. Start your line art

With the Brush tool, you can now start Stitch’s line art. Use your previous sketch as a guideline and this time, add in more details. We recommend using as little strokes as possible to make your line art look clean.

Draw Stitch-Start your line art

Step 5. Paint your base color

Now that you’ve finished your line art, you can start adding in some color. Fill in the entire painting with blue as your base color. Don’t worry, unlike traditional painting, you can always add the less dominant colors on another layer.

Draw Stitch-Paint your base color

Step 6. Add more color

After adding in your base color, you can now add some more colors by painting the more intricate body parts.

Draw Stitch-Add more color

Step 7. Extra touches

To finish drawing Stitch, add some extra touches like the surface he’s sitting on or you could even add some shadows. This ends the tutorial on how to draw Stitch an easy step-by-step.

Draw Stitch-Extra touches

How to draw Christmas Stitch

As an added bonus, you can continue your finished Stitch drawing and make him have the proper attire for the holiday season. The process involving how to draw Christmas Stitch is quite similar to the previous tutorial. It’s not difficult and might even be easier, especially if you mastered drawing Stitch.

Step 1. Sketch the outfit

To start off this holiday addition, sketch his hat, shoes, gloves, and the scarf wrapping around his neck. For the hat, you can just draw it around Stitch’s head and you don’t need to cover his forehead.

Draw Stitch-Sketch the outfit

Step 2. Draw your line art

Once you have fit his attire properly, begin on your line art. Similar to how you drew Stitch’s line art, use as few strokes as possible to have clean and cohesive lines. To not get confused you can also lower the main drawing’s opacity.

Draw Stitch-Draw your line art

Step 3. Add colors

After finishing the line art, you can now add some colors. Try to use colors that are usually seen on Christmas like Red, Green, and White for Stitch to truly have the Christmas Spirit.

Draw Stitch-Add colors

Step 4. Bring back the opacity

Now turn back the opacity of the main drawing to 100% and be amazed as Stitch now has new cute clothes.

Draw Stitch-Bring back the opacity

Step 5. Outlines and background

Try adding more of the Christmas atmosphere by adding a white outline around Stitch. Turn the background into this bluish-green tone as well.

Draw Stitch-Outlines and background

Step 6. Finishing touches

To complete the entire painting, add dots of different colors and place them all around Stitch. Try mimicking snow and give yourself a pat on the back as you now can enjoy Christmas Eve with Stitch.

Draw Stitch-Finishing touches

Best XPPen drawing display for Stitch painting

Congratulations! You have successfully drawn both Stitch and his Christmas-loving counterpart. However, the drawing tablet you use to accomplish this task may affect your current and future outputs. That’s why we’ve compiled the best XPPen drawing displays you can use to make the best out of the how to draw Stitch easy tutorial.

1. XPPen Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2)

First, we have the XPPen Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2). The Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2) drawing tablet is the world’s first drawing tablet to have 16K Pressure Levels. To achieve this, the tablet encases an X3 Pro Smart Chip Stylus which has 100% higher pressure levels compared to the previous X3 Smart Chip Stylus. Not only that, it also has 20% higher accuracy rates. It’s perfect if you want to add colors more precisely and want to avoid broken lines as much as possible. With its X-Nature Display, the colors are as accurate as ever to let your imagination run wild.

XPPen Artist Pro 16 Gen 2

2. XPPen Artist 12 (Gen 2)

Next up is the XPPen Artist 12 (Gen 2), a more casual but still professional version of the XPPen Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2). The Artist 12 (Gen 2) is powered by the X3 Smart Chip Stylus which makes you feel like you’re drawing on paper. With an 11.9-inch screen size, the Artist 12 (Gen 2) is portable but does not compromise on screen quality. It uses IPS-ADS technology and 8-bit color depth to make the colors you draw feel more natural.

XPPen Artist 12 (Gen 2)

3. XPPen Deco Fun

Are you still a beginner and are hesitant to invest in high-quality drawing tablets with a display? TheXPPen Deco Fun might be for you. The Deco Fun is portable and you can carry it with you wherever you go. The stylus is battery-free, and it supports an 8192 pressure level with a 60°tilt function. Not only that it comes in 4 different colors and 3 various sizes, making sure that it fits your needs from drawing Stitch, to presentations, to even playing Osu.

XPPen Deco Fun


Once again, congratulations! You’ve learned how to draw Stitch with our easy step-by-step tutorial. However, don’t stop there. Enhance your drawing abilities with XPPen and show your creative talents to the world. After Stitch, you might be interested in even drawing more characters like a mermaid.

Be consistent and always learn from others because practice makes perfect! Take XPPen with you as you go through your journey as an artist.

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