20 Amazing Cartoon Tutorials for Aspiring Illustrators

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Cartoon characters and illustrations have a great ability to make peaople laugh and feel good. Cartoon characters are also used by different companies to create their brand mascot, as they seem to stay in their client’s minds and attract attention. If you are an aspiring illustrator or you just want to improve your Adobe Illustrator skills, then these amazing cartoon tutorials will surely be of help.

If you have some basic sketching skills and talent, these tutorials will seem pretty easy to you. Illustrator is not an easy drawing tool to use, but with a little exercise and determination, you can become a great, talented illustrator.

Here are 20 amazing cartoon tutorials for aspiring illustrators, which will teach you how to create beautiful illustrations and funny characters. Also, check out these Illustrator Tips, Tricks & Tools!

Create Character Driven Book Cover Art Using Illustrator and Photoshop

This is a two part tutorial for creating the “Let’s Go To Monster School!” book cover. You’ll learn the complete process from initial sketch to the final artwork, using an Illustrator and Photoshop. In Part 1 you’ll use Illustrator to trace the hand drawn sketch, lay down the shapes and define the basic colors.

Create Character Driven Book Cover Art Using Illustrator and Photoshop – Part 1

How To Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

This is an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating your own vector character; Freddy the Fish. It’s a great, step by step tutorial, which will help you learn some basic Illustrator techniques.

How To Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

Create a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character from a Hand Drawn Sketch

For this tutorial you’ll first create a hand drawn sketch, which you’ll scan into the computer and 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

Create a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator

This is a great tutorial that will teach you how to draw a cute tiger cartoon character, that you will be able to use in your projects, as a desktop wallpaper, etc. You will also learn lots of Illustrator techniques as well.

Create a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator

How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you’ll see how you can create a cartoon zombie in Illustrator. Starting by creating a fresh corpse, you will then “zombify” it using a number of techniques.

How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

This is a great Adobe Illustrator tutorial, to help you create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character. You’ll be working with the basic shapes to start, then use a variety of gradients to add depth.

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

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

This tutorial details the professional workflow for creating vector illustrations and preparing the artwork for stock vector sites. A few  time-saving tools and tips are included!

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

Creating Bart Simpson Vector Character in Illustrator

This is a short Illustrator beginner tutorial, in which you will use Layers, utilize the Pen Tool, Convert Anchor Point Tool, and Direct Selection Tool, to draw and colorize a vector Bart Simpson character.

Creating Bart Simpson Vector Character in Illustrator

Monster Character Series Part 2

This great monster character Illustrator tutorial uses mostly the basic tools and shapes making the tutorial suitable for beginners to Illustrator.

Monster Character Series Part 2

Drawing a funny game character

This is a very easy to follow Illustrator tutorial, that will teach you how to draw a funny game character in Adobe Illustrator, in a step by step manner, with images for each drawing step.

Drawing a funny game character

Create a Happy Sun Character

This is a a fun sun character tutorial. This intermediate tutorial is great for logos, children illustrations, and other projects relating to climate change.

Create a Happy Sun Character

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

In this easy tutorial, you’ll find out how you can create a cute panda bear face icon all from ellipses. The great thing 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

Create the face of a Goofy Bunny

This tutorial will help you create the face of a goofy bunny. You won’t need the Pen Tool, only the Ellipse Tool and the Rectangle Tool plus some basic effects like the Inner Glow, the Drop Shadow or the Warp effect.

Create the face of a Goofy Bunny

How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial,you’ll learnnhow 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 a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp Illustration

This tutorial will take the intermediate Adobe Illustrator users through the techniques and processes needed to create this Japanese Koi Carp.

Create a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp Illustration

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step process to design a cute vector reindeer character. You’ll begin by creating the basic structure of the character with basic shapes, then build up the details with gradients and effects.

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

This tutorial will guide you from sketchbook to vector art and you will create a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro and translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

Cute Vector Monster

This Adobe Illustrator walkthrough is for creating a cute little vector monster character, beginning with a quick pencil sketch on paper.

Cute Vector Monster

Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will draw a shiny, awesome-looking space rocket in Adobe Illustrator using advanced techniques such as gradient meshes, pattern brushes and opacity masks.

Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

Creating Line Drawings in Adobe Illustrator

This vector illustration was created in Adobe Illustrator with the brush tool. Learn how to make it yourself, by following this great illustration tutorial.

Creating Line Drawings in Adobe Illustrator 

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2 thoughts on “20 Amazing Cartoon Tutorials for Aspiring Illustrators”

  1. HI IGGY KO..
    Love your blog very much…

    1 thing is not fair..why you not uploaded your photo.. ???? :(((

    Regards
    Satish Sojitra

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