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Best Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector tool and when it’s used right you can create marvelous pieces of art. If you want to become an excelent character illustrator for sure you want to check this amazing tutorials round-up. You’ll find beginner tutorials, from sketch to finish art and more advanced technique tutorials. You’ll acquire basic skills such as using basic shapes, pathfinder tool, the awesome pen tool and other useful resources that will help you to create a cartoon character illustration.

I’ve selected some of the best illustrator character tutorials, around the Web, that for sure will be a great help to you. There are 25+ remarkable tutorials to choose from, created by professional artists. Let’s take a look and learn new Illustrator tricks and tips to improve our skills.

Adobe Illustrator Character Tutorials

How To Create a Cute Hairy Vector Monster Character

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cute vector monster character.


Create a Tiger Striped Cat with Illustrator

Funny vector cat tutorial created in Adobe Illustrator.


Beginner Tutorial: Create Dexter on Illustrator

It’s a beginner tutorial, that’s right, not too many difficult tricks on today’s lesson, but if you want something more wicked, you should definitely check out some other illustrator tutorials.


How To Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector soldier character. We’ll begin by building the structure of the character with basic shapes, then adjust the line weights to create definition between the elements.


How to Create a Very Scary but Cute Monster in Illustrator

This is a tutorial on how to draw a complex monster illustration, I tried to make it as easy as possible but knowledge of basing drawing tools is advised anyway.


Create a Simple Vector Ninja in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector ninja character. The design is made from basic shapes and uses Illustrator’s core tools, which makes this tutorial perfect for beginners.


Create A Cute Creature Character From A Sketch

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a cute creature from a sketch. This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool.


The Secrets of Cute Character Art Revealed

Step by step tutorial through vector character development from sketch to finish piece.


Create an Angry Birds Parody in Illustrator

This tutorial is actually for beginners and intermediates, you won’t need good drawing skills and a tablet to do it, so go ahead guys and have fun.


Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at constructing a group of cool vector ninja characters using just the basic shapes and a variety of simple tools, making it a good start for Illustrator beginners.


Creating vector characters in Illustrator

We talk through the essential steps, from before you even pick up a pen and paper to working your design up as a vector image, and show you some of our processes for adding details to the character.


How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

In this Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a cute bunny character. This tutorial uses simple shapes and gradients that are easy to apply to other character illustrations. The great thing about his tutorial is you don’t have to be an amazing artist to create it


How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

This tutorial aims to guide you from sketchbook to screen; a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised.


Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Bug Tutorial

Below is a tutorial I’ve written for a cartoon character created in Adobe Illustrator. I start with placing a scanned pencil sketch in Illustrator.


Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator to create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character. We’ll be working with the basic shapes to start, then use a variety of gradients to add depth.


Create a Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector penguin character.


How to design a Vectorial Mascot design in Illustrator

The object of this tutorial is the cute vectorial character illustration for Cheeky Monkey Media, web development company from Canada.


Create The Itchy and Scratchy Show Retro Version on Illustrator

Today we’re going to learn how to make a 50’s version of The Itchy and Scratchy Show.


Create a Cool Vector Robot Character in Illustrator

Looking to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator? In this tutorial we’ll use various tools and techniques to create a simple vector robot character.


Make a Worm on Illustrator

Today I’m going to show you some quick tips on how to make a simple but effective vector illustration inspired on the classic video game, Worms.


Create a Super Happy Octopus Character

In Illustrator it’s really easy to create fun characters with some simple shapes and the Pathfinder Panel. In the following tutorial I will explain how to create a Happy Octopus Character. You can use these techniques and elements to create whatever character you want!


Create your own monster

In the following steps we take you through the process of creating a completely unique, memorable monster that’s not at all humanoid in form.


How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

This tutorial shows you how I build a Bucket ‘o’ Thought character and add a dynamic background effect. This process can be applied to any sketch you are vectorising. It takes some knowledge and skill with the Pen tool, but gives you ultimate control over your line work.


Create a Simple Penguin Character

In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a simple penguin character. The twenty-seven detailed steps will introduce you to the basic tools and shape building techniques.


Design a Sexy Pin-Up Girl Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step guide to create a sexy vector pin-up girl character design. We’ll start the process with a hand drawn sketch, then draw and manipulate the vector linework in Illustrator before adding colour and shading to bring the character to life.


Create a Dirty Water Drop Character


How to Create a Web Site Mascot

In this tutorial, I’m going to give an overview of how developed a character from the initial brief through to the final site mascot and then to go on to create several poses for different parts of the site.


How to Create a Curious Owl in Illustrator CS4

Learn how to create a owl in Adobe Illustrator.


Creating a Maneater Vector Girl through Collaboration


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