30 Outstanding Tutorials for Learning the Art of Character Design

Characters and mascots are often used by brands, products, and websites to help with identity and communicating a specific message to customers/visitors. For many web designers character design is not an area of particular strength. Fortunately, there are a lot of quality tutorials that are readily available to explain the ins and outs of character design and to lead you through the process of designing a sample character.

Being able to design characters and mascots for your clients can be a great way to allow your services to stand out and to offer something that can make a big impact for your clients. If you’re looking to get started with character design or to improve your skills, here is a collection of 30 tutorials on the subject. This collection includes tutorials for Illustrator and Photoshop, and CorelDRAW is even represented.

Creating a Simple Kawaii Yeti with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Simple Kawaii Yeti with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Robot Character in Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Robot Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy Character (Photoshop)

How to Create a Fun, Red-Haired Boy Character

Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

Draw a Cartoon Monster Character in Photoshop

Draw a Cartoon Monster Character in Photoshop

How to Create an 8-Bit Pixel Character in Illustrator

How to Create an 8-Bit Pixel Character in Illustrator

Fun Vector Monster Character Illustrator Tutorial

Fun Vector Monster Character Illustrator Tutorial

How to Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Cute Hairy Vector Monster Character (Illustrator)

How to Create a Cute Hairy Vector Monster Character

Create a Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Cute Robot Game Sprite Using SSR in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Cute Robot Game Sprite Using SSR in Adobe Illustrator

How to Illustrate a Super Cute Monster with Custom Brushes (Illustrator)

How to Illustrate a Super Cute Monster with Custom Brushes

How to Create Vector Mascot Characters Using a Graphic Tablet (Illustrator)

How to Create Vector Mascot Characters Using a Graphic Tablet

How to Create a Web Site Mascot (Illustrator)

How to Create a Web Site Mascot

Create a Cute Creature Character from a Sketch (Illustrator)

Create a Cute Creature Character from a Sketch

Create a Happy Sun Character (Illustrator)

Create a Happy Sun Character

Create a Cute and Simple Hippo Face (Illustrator)

Create a Cute and Simple Hippo Face

Draw a Funny Cartoon Character in Photoshop with Shapes and Pen Tool

Draw a Funny Cartoon Character in Photoshop with Shapes and Pen Tool

How to Create a Very Scary but Cute Monster in Illustrator

How to Create a Very Scary but Cute Monster in Illustrator

How to Create a Cute and Cuddly Vector Dinosaur Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Cute and Cuddly Vector Dinosaur Character in Illustrator

Create a Lady Bug Using Adobe Illustrator

Create a Lady Bug Using Adobe Illustrator

How to Create Angry Birds Characters in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create Angry Birds Characters in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Cute Twitter Bird Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Twitter Bird Character in Illustrator

Design a Business Chick Character (Illustrator)

Design a Business Chick Character

Create Monstrous Characters with Illustrator CS5′s Bristle Brush

Create Monstrous Characters with Illustrator CS5's Bristle Brush

How to Create a Happy Drummer Using Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe Plugin

How to Create a Happy Drummer Using Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe Plugin

Using Gradients to Create a Slick & Fun Cartoon Worm in Adobe Illustrator

Using Gradients to Create a Slick & Fun Cartoon Worm in Adobe Illustrator

How to Draw and Vector a Kawaii Vampire Chibi in Illustrator

How to Draw and Vector a Kawaii Vampire Chibi in Illustrator

How to Create a Geek Zombie Mascot in CorelDRAW

How to Create a Geek Zombie Mascot in CorelDRAW

How to Illustrate a Cute Basketball Player with Simple Shapes (Illustrator)

How to Illustrate a Cute Basketball Player with Simple Shapes


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