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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19. How to Add Fur to Vector Animal Illustrations
This tutorial is geared towards intermediate to advanced Adobe CS3 Illustrator users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25. Cute Creature Character from a Sketch
This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool.
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.