25 High Quality Cartoon Character Illustration Tutorials

Everybody likes cartoon characters. They make us happy and keep our mind tension free. Illustrated cartoon characters within web design has taken a surge in popularity recently, a most welcome trend. Adobe Illustrator is one of the best applications when it comes in creating cartoons and illustrations because of the vector feature.

So I have already published Photoshop text effects tutorials and jQuery slider tutorials articles. Today, here in this article I’m going to share with you 25 cartoon characters illustration tutorials. I’m sure all of the tutorials in this post will be a great help to you.

1. 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.

Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

2. Drawing Vector-Looking Cat Illustration

Step by step artist will show the whole process and with the help of her notes artist will clarify all these stages.

Drawing Vector-Looking Cat Illustration

3. Drawing a Funny Game Character

A tutorial in creating a funny game character using Adobe Illustrator is given above. Show Grid, Smart Guide and Snap to Grid will be used mainly in this tutorial.

Drawing a Funny Game Character

4. Digital Manga Illustration

Learning to draw manga doesn’t require any formal training, just plenty of practice. This project will need to access a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet.

Digital Manga Illustration

5. Vectorial Character Design with Illustrator

A tutorial on vector illustration is given on the above tutorial using a pencil and paper, scanner, photoshop, illustrator, silhouette-which is a plug-in for Illustrator, and a digitizer tablet which is only optional.

Vectorial Character Design with Illustrator

6. Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn 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.

Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

7. Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

Create yourself a wee Leprechaun for St. Patricks Day 2009 with this Illustrator tutorial. Easy and interesting Illustrator tutorial.

Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

8. How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

In this tutorial, you will learn how using Adobe Illustrator create vector cartoons. Learn how to create Lebron James Cartoon Character.

How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

9. Cartoon Character in Illustrator

This is very long tutorial, by using this tutorial you can make any Character in Illustrator. You can make changes accordingly.

Cartoon Character in Illustrator

10. Create a Chubby Kid Character

It’s a pretty large tutorial so artist decided to divide it in two separate parts. In the first one you will use basic tools and effects to create the head, the body, the arms and some smaller components.

Create a Chubby Kid Character

11. Create the Face of a Singing Pig in Illustrator

In the next tutorial you can learn to create a funny singing pig. This is a pretty large tutorial that covers a lot of techniques and effects.

Create the Face of a Singing Pig in Illustrator

12. How To Draw Ferb Step By Step

This tutorial is about only Ferb where we will guide you how to draw Ferb step by step in Illustrator. It’s a very basic tutorial where beginners can also practice this easily.

How To Draw Ferb Step By Step

13. How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

In this Illustrator tutorial, artist 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

14. Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Snail Tutorial

You create some great characters in Illustrator. Illustrator is great for creating cartoons like this, and also when you need to create files for online brochure printing or printed postcards.

Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Snail Tutorial

15. Drawing a Character’s Face in Illustrator

Creating a cartoon or human-like caricature is a fun and rewarding project to do in Illustrator.

Drawing a Character’s Face in Illustrator

16. Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

The great part about this tutorial, is that you can easily apply the techniques to other icons, illustrations, logos, or other projects.

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

17.  Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

This tutorial shows you how to build a Bucket ‘o’ Thought character and add a dynamic background effect.

Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

18. Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

In this intermediate Illustrator tutorial we will show you how to create a vector character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4.

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

19. How to Add Fur to Vector Animal Illustrations

This tutorial is geared towards intermediate to advanced Adobe CS3 Illustrator users.

How to Add Fur to Vector Animal Illustrations

20. The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

A step by step process of the making of abe, the are my sites up mascot. It is useful tutorial for your projects.

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

21. Create the Face of a Greedy Monkey

This tutorial will help you create a simple illustration of a monkey face. It uses the Ellipse Tool, the Pen Tool, the Rectangle Tool, the Crystallize Tool or the Gradient Tool.

Create the Face of a Greedy Monkey

22. Design a Cool Vector Panda Character

A step by step walkthrough of the process used to create a cool Panda character, from the basic outlines through to the detailed final design.

Design a Cool Vector Panda Character

23. Create The Face of a Grumpy Bear

In the next tutorial you can learn to create a grumpy bear face. For the basic shapes you’ll only need the Ellipse Tool and some Warp effects.

Create The Face of a Grumpy Bear

24. Cute Baby Monster Character in Illustrator

Use Illustrator’s basic shapes to form the outline and structure of a cute baby monster character, before adding colour, gradients and effects to bring the design to life.

Cute Baby Monster Character in Illustrator

25. Cute Creature Character from a Sketch

This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool.

Cute Creature Character from a Sketch

A step-by-step process of creating a sketch to illustration image is mentioned in this article. Using adobe illustrator, a lovable monster was created.