In this video, I demonstrate how to create Blender Grease Pencil drawings on 3D objects. This process works with the Draw tool and Shape tools.
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Drawing on 3D Objects with Blender Grease Pencil
If you don’t have time to watch the video, the quick answer on how to create Blender Grease Pencil drawings on 3D objects is:
Add a Blender Grease Pencil object to the scene by clicking the SHIFT and A keys to open the Add menu. Hover over the Grease Pencil option and select Blank from the popout menu.
Select the newly created GPencil object. At the top left of the screen, change from Object Mode to Draw Mode.
Select the Draw tool. I typically turn off the Pen Pressure setting and the Strength Pressure setting so that my line is consistently the same size and the same color. I also change the Strength setting to 1.000.
From the Stroke Placement menu, change the setting from Object to Surface and the Offset setting from 0.15 to 0.015. This change ensures the stroke is sitting on the face of the object.
Place your cursor on the object where you would like to draw and begin drawing.
The stroke is now sitting flat on the object.