Exceptional Technique of Cartoon Character Design – 40 Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials, Vectors

In this age, there’s lot of people, who likes Cartoon characters and we have cool stuff to create cartoon characters. Therefore we are presenting much awesome Cartoon Illustration tutorials for you.  Because these kinds of graphics are attentions grabbing and people like to take attention in these kind of stuff and the person who is performing these kind of job also a creative person and we’ll say him a creative artist. Here I am going to present you some cool stuff of illustrations that will help you if you are an artist, so below you can see the stuff.

Create your own Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day!

Create yourself a wee Leprechaun for St. Patricks Day 2009 with this Illustrator tutorial. This tutorial covers the process from digital inking to basic coloring and rendering.

Create your own Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Sun Character

Learn how to create fun sun character tutorial in Illustrator. This intermediate tutorial is great for logos, children illustrations, and other projects relating to climate change. Moreover, you can easily apply this tutorial to other illustrations, logos, and projects!

Happy Sun Character

Drawing Homer Simpson

This tutorial will teach you how to draw the Simpson’s favorite character, Homer Simpson, from grounds up. Our drawing project will involve drawing the outline of the character, applying strokes to these outlines, and then using various selection tools to color Homer’s skin and clothing. Wel will then finish it off by adding shadows and highlights to make it look similar to the image below.

Drawing Homer Simpson

Drunken Monkey Photoshop Tutorial

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial is a guest article written by Sergio Ordóñez, 29 years old Spanish designer and illustrator who is working as a freelancer in SOSFactory since 2004. The article focuses on creating a visually appealing mascot and a logo and provides insights in the designer’s workflow and the design process itself.

Drunken Monkey Photoshop Tutorial

Mascot Design In Real Time Order – the SOSFactory Way

This time I wrote this post as the job was being developed. This way you’re going to see how the order is developed, from the first sketches to the final result, I hope I won’t miss anything… What stress!

Mascot Design In Real Time Order – the SOSFactory Way

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Mascots are becoming increasingly popular in web design. In this intermediate Illustrator tutorial we will show you how to create a vector character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4. The techniques in this tutorial can easily be applied to other illustrations, icons, and design elements; as well as legacy versions of Illustrator.

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Create your own monster

How do you give a fictional creature a distinct personality? Peskimo explains how to design a convincing monster.

Create your own monster

Cute Baby Seal

Thus recites Frank Zappa‘s “Nanook Rubs It” from the album Apostrophe (‘). Inspired by that line I put together a simple tutorial to teach you how to create a super cute baby seal.

Cute Baby Seal

Create a Blue Vector Character

As I was looking on Chris blog, I was inspired on his illustrator tutorial about creating a cute vector monster so I decided to make a quick tutorial and in this tutorial we will going to make a blue character Illustraion thing.

Create a Blue Vector Character

How to Create a Fantasy Character in Illustrator

This tutorial covers the process of creating a fantasy pinup illustration with Illustrator CS3. This tutorial uses Live Paint, so you will need CS2 or above to follow. If you need an alternative method for a legacy version of Illustrator, please download my Creating Comics with Illustrator tutorial tutorial, which includes instructions for that.

How to Create a Fantasy Character in Illustrator

Real-world effects

Everyone seems to be embracing photorealism and heightened reality these days, but if you’re a vector character designer or illustrator without 3D modelling skills, how do you compete?

Real-world effects

Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character

Twitter is quite a social media juggernaut as of late. It’s getting to the point that one has to have a Twitter account. And what good is a Twitter account without a link to it? And what better way to link to your Twitter account than with a cool blue bird character illustration? This tutorial will walk you through the steps from sketch to vector in creating an original cartoon-style character vector illustration.

Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

In the following easy tutorial, the author shows us how to create a cute panda bear face icon all from ellipses.

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

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. We can then finish it off with some detailed fur effects to really lift the design from the screen.

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

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.

How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

The use of colourful vector art is a great way to create an accessible and friendly webpage. When done well it is possible to create a rich and vibrant art style which will capture the imagination. We walk you through the basics to get you going on Photoshop CS and newer.

Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

Adding dimension to your characters

Are your designs looking a little flat? We show you how to make your creations leap off the page with startling dimension.

Adding dimension to your characters

Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

I am a cartoonist/illustrator who specialized in retro style vector cartoons. You can find more of my work and books at my web site. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I use Adobe Illustrator to create vector cartoons.

Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

Dumb Blue Sucker Monster

This is second cartoon illustrator tutorial from Chris Spooner mini-series of monsters tutorials. Now, you will learn how to create Dumb Blue Sucker Monster. Although this tutorial is more advanced than the first one, but it shouldn’t be a problem for the beginner since it uses mostly the basic tools and shapes.

Dumb Blue Sucker Monster

Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

This tutorial covers the necessary steps for creating a colored multicolor cartoon character that includes shadings.

Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

It can be quite tricky getting the hang of Adobe Illustrator, but if you take a step back and concentrate on the basics there’s a range of options for creating great looking images. 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.

Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

How to Create a Quirky Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

Learn here how to create a this bird using a few techniques in Corel Draw. Successful completion of this tutorial requires an intermediate knowledge of Corel Draw. We think it’s easy as there is no need for Art school sketches that are usually needed in the first step. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Quirky Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

Creating Line Drawings in Adobe Illustrator

This is one grumpy dude. He was created in Adobe Illustrator with the brush tool. I don’t use the program a lot, but when it comes to “inking” my drawings, I find it very useful. Here’s an in-depth look into the making of this cute little grandpa guy including:

Creating Line Drawings in Adobe Illustrator

Cartoon Bug Tutorial

Below is a tutorial I’ve written for a cartoon character created in Adobe Illustrator. This is an alternative method from my other cartoon tutorial.

Cartoon Bug Tutorial

Green Slimey Monster

The final monster cartoon character in the mini-monster series – the Green Slimey Monster.

Green Slimey Monster

How to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

We’ve recently included some funny looking cartoon style silhouettes on our website, so in this tutorial I will take you through the process of drawing these cuties. The concept is based on the Emo trend and I will take you trough all the steps from sketch to full color vector. I am using Illustrator CS3, pen, paper, scanner, and Wacom tablet.

How to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

I guess with recent topics being based on vector illustrations and cute characters, it’s about time for another Illustrator character tutorial.

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

Drawing Vector-Looking Cat Illustration Using Photoshop

Vector illustrations are known to be rather popular in web graphics today. Professional designers are able to create such illustrations in a matter of couple hours. If you are a beginner or an amateur, the tutorials in web-graphics would certainly be of a great use for you.

Drawing Vector-Looking Cat Illustration Using Photoshop

Create Sketchy-Style Vectors

Illustrator is great for creating clean and precise illustrations, but some of the time you don’t want clean and precise.

Create Sketchy-Style Vectors

Drawing and Designing a Lovely Cartoon Character

Decrease the Opacity of some layer stroke, repair the tail part to like the sample picture ….

Drawing and Designing a Lovely Cartoon Character

Create a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character from a Hand Drawn Sketch

By firstly using the power of pen and paper a character design is created, which is then scanned into the computer to use as a base for tracing with Adobe Illustrator. The final outcome is a colourful cartoon character in vector format!

Create a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character from a Hand Drawn Sketch

Fat Cat Vector

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.

Fat Cat Vector

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

I recently had the opportunity to work with fellow design blogger Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks as part of a little project to produce a cartoon monster mascot for the newly launched service; Are My Sites Up.

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale

There are numerous micro-stock websites that vector designers can design for and make consistent earnings through. Envato runs a few stock sites, such as Graphic River, which you may be interested in participating in. You may find the article on Freelance Switch about making money through selling your work on stock sites enlightening as well. There are some great tips in that article.

How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale

Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Snail Tutorial

Below is a tutorial I’ve written for a cartoon character created in Adobe Illustrator. Feel free to check out my other tutorials here. Enjoy!

Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Snail Tutorial

Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a cartoon zombie in Illustrator. Starting by creating a fresh corpse, we will then ‘yuck’ it up using a number of techniques. Let’s ‘rip’ this one apart!

Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck , Character illustration

Following this tutorial you can draw a step by step illustrated vector tutorial file which will help you to actually look at how it is done! it is as simple as that!

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck , Character illustration

Freddy the Fish

One of the most popular articles here on Blog.SpoonGraphics is how to create a vector cartoon character from a hand drawn sketch, an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Captain Blackspoon.

Freddy the Fish

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.

How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

How to Create a Cute, 3D, Vector Robot

For this tutorial, we’ll use simple shapes to create a cute robot. We’ll apply various shading techniques to give our vector illustration a 3D style. We’ll work from sketch the final illustration, and cover all the techniques used to make this character.

How to Create a Cute, 3D, Vector Robot

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