How to draw an avatar and see it on Facebook
A simple yet brilliant trick you can use to make yourself look like someone else.
First, the basics:You’ll need a pair of these:The most basic and most important thing to remember about these is that they’re not really “art tools” per se.
You’ll still need to get creative with your lines and colours, but they’re the most basic tool you’ll need for the day.
To make a drawing pad, first open up your Facebook profile.
If you don’t, click on the ‘edit’ button on the top left, then tap on ‘more info’.
Now, go ahead and make your avatar.
You may have to tap on the black bars to make sure they’re showing up correctly.
Then, click the ‘draw’ icon in the bottom left.
From here, you’ll be able to draw a picture of yourself or any other character you want, and the pad will do all the rest for you.
If you want to get really fancy, you can even add your favourite avatar to the drawing pad by clicking the ‘Add Avatar’ button.
From there, the drawing process will be complete and you can click on ‘send’ to send the drawing to your Facebook friends.
Now, the trick:If you’re worried that the pad won’t be able a handle your drawing, then you’re in luck!
The drawing will not only look just like you, but it will also have an overlay to show you where you’re on the drawing.
It’s actually a lot easier than you might think.
Step 1: Create a new drawing padIn this first step, we’re going to create a new pad.
Click the pad icon in your Facebook account, then click ‘new’.
This will create a blank pad in the middle of your screen, with the name ‘Digital Drawing Pad’.
Step 2: Add your avatarTo the pad, you should see a box in the lower right corner.
Underneath that, click ‘Add New Avatar’.
Step 3: Add a face to your avatarIn the ‘Name’ section, you will see a text box.
Enter the name you’d like to add to your drawing pad.
For example, if you’d want to add ‘A’, then enter ‘A’.
Step 4: Add some details to your digital drawing padYou’ll see a list of all of your friends on the screen.
Click ‘Add Friend’.
You should see the list of your ‘friends’ scroll down, with your name in the top right.
From now on, you won’t have to do any additional work to see this information.
Just enter the name of your friend and click ‘Send’.
You can add other details to the pad as well.
Click on the image to the right of the name and click on it to add a note or picture.
This is where the magic happens.
Once you have added a name, you just need to click ‘send’.
You’ll be asked if you want the pad to show an overlay.
Yes, yes, and yes.
The pad will now show the overlay.
Step 5: Create an avatarNow, let’s get creative.
Clicking the avatar icon on the pad now opens up a new panel.
From the pop-up menu, you need to select ‘Add avatar’.
Once you’re there, you are given the option to add an image to your pad.
The easiest way to do this is by selecting ‘Add Image’.
You will now be given the choice of a picture or a text description.
Selecting the text description gives you an option to use the same picture you’ve just created to represent yourself.
Selecting the image, you then get to the pop up menu to select a ‘picture’ for the avatar.
From here, just select the avatar you want.
Step 6: Add the mask to your faceStep 7: Add more details to make your drawing look professionalYou’ll now be able see the outline of your avatar, including the name, gender, height and weight.
This means you can add more information to the avatar, such as the type of hair you have, facial hair colour, eye colour, etc.
Once this is done, you’re done.
If your avatar looks a bit odd, you may want to remove the overlay and go back to the ‘add avatar’ pop-ups menu to do the same.
Step 8: Get the pad in your pocketFinally, you get to see your drawing on your phone or tablet.
Simply press the ‘send avatar’ button to send it to your friends.
Congratulations, you’ve made your avatar!
If you have any further questions, feel free to comment below.