How To Draw A Colorful Mouse In Procreate

design team - theresa procreate Sep 28, 2021
Draw a mouse in Procreate

Alright my friend, it is Theresa here from the Design Team! Let’s learn how to draw a mouse, while we explore and learn Procreate. As an added bonus, in this tutorial I share a natural remedy to keep mice out of your space that has been tried and tested by yours truly (because we don’t like hurting our animal friends around here).


Follow along using your iPad or own supplies in this step-by-step blog post, or scroll down to watch the video!








Step 1: Sketch a Mouse


Since the mouse is going to be the only thing in our completed piece, make sure it takes up the entire page. 

I specifically picked a mouse for this project because in Peggy’s Animal Line Drawing Book, she does such a fun job of showing how easy it is to recreate a cute little mouse, specifically the head.




Step 2: Add Colors in Small Sections


On a new layer pick a color of the rainbow (I started with yellow) and your TPL Gouache Brush.

Trace over your sketch layer with the Gouache Brush. You will want these lines to have thick and thin parts to replicate what this piece would look like if we were using actual watercolor or gouache. (Try and think the areas where the color is being placed is where there would be extra shadow if your piece was in black and white). 

Continue with the next color of the rainbow. Make sure each color is on it’s own layer.




Step 3: Use Smudge Tool to Blend Colors


Once you have two colors next to each other use the Smudge Tool to soften the edges of each color and blend them together.




Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3


Continue adding layers of color and blending them together until the entire mouse is outlined and all of the colors of the rainbow are used!

Make sure you don’t forget the tail!



Step 5: Add Facial Features


Your mouse needs a face!

Using black add the eyes, nose and whiskers (I added eyelashes, because my mouse is a lady). Then, add a small white c shape for the whites of the eye.





Step 6: Admire Your Work!



Oh yes, I bet your little mouse friend is perfect!




Also, as promised, if you missed it in the video, I shared how we recently discovered that we had a mouse family living in our garage. 


I was adamant on not getting an exterminator because I didn’t want the mice to suffer. I did what any other human would do and asked my friends on Instagram if they had any home remedies that they could recommend and I was surprised by how many people suggested peppermint essential oil. After we discovered where our mouse family was living and scared them away, I was tasked with oil distribution (because there was no way I was dealing with the other stuff) and I can happily confirm that we no longer have a mouse in our house (or 6, but who was counting).




Theresa is a wife and mama who is passionate about sharing the joy of making fun things through her craft subscription bo.  for kids, The Create Kit, and her virtual watercolor classes. When she's not sharing the freedom that creativity brings into our lives, you can find her experimenting with her own art pieces. Check out more of her tutorials here!


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