35 (More) Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Character Tutorials

With competitions growing on day by day, companies are striving to keep their brands on top of the food chain in order to gain themselves more exposure and making it easier for people to remember their existence. One brilliant way of doing that is to have a mascot for your brand and we’ve seen a lot of companies like Twitter have implemented this successfully.

Now, you may think, sure it’s great but I do not have the budget for a custom-made mascot. Well, how about picking up some basic Adobe Illustrator skills and create one yourself? Last year we’ve showcased 40 Adobe Illustrator tutorials on creating cartoon characters, and in today’s post we are going to pour in some more really helpful tutorials for you!

So fire up your Adobe Illustrator, affirm to yourself that you can do it, go on and try to follow a few of the tutorials. Your very own custom-made mascot may just be a few practices away. Sweet list after jump!

Character Mascot

How to create a vector character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4.

character mascot

Cute and Simple Hippo

Simple Illustrator tutorial to creating simple hippo face with Ellipse tools, rectangular tools and the rounded rectangular tools.

simple hippo

Twitter Bird Character

Learn how to create a cute cartoon Twitter bird with Illustrator.

twitter character

Making of a Vector Soldier

The following tutorial teaches you how to create a cute vector soldier character, totally in Adobe Illustrator.

vector soldier

Create a Character Driven-Book Cover Art

Vectortuts+ brings you a great character design tutorial, in which you will learn how to make a character driven book cover art using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

character driven book cover art

Create a Cute and Cuddly Vector Dinosaur

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a cute and cuddly vector dinosaur character in Adobe Illustrator.

cute and cuddly vector dinosaur

Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

This extremely well written tutorial will teach you how to design a cheeky koala mascot head in Adobe Illustrator. While this tutorial isn’t meant for pros, it’s good enough for beginners.

cheeky koala mascot head

Create a Grumpy Troll Character

Ever thought on how to create a grumpy troll character? I bet not. However, in this tutorial, Chris Spooner will teach you how to make a nice one.

grumpy troll character

Create a Striped Cat with Illustrator

Andrea Austoni, a talented illustrator from Italy, shows you the creation process of a tiger striped cat, in Adobe Illustrator.

striped cat

Design a Cute Hamster Avatar

If you would like to design a cute hamster avatar, then follow this tutorial!

cute hamster avatar

Create the Face of a Goofy Bunny

The following tutorial teaches how to create the face of a goofy bunny.

goofy bunny

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character

If you wanted to know how to create a cute vector reindeer character in Adobe Illustrator which is great to be used in greeting cards, then follow this step-by-step tutorial.

reindeer character

Create the Face of a Greedy Monkey

This tutorial shows the creation of a face of a greedy monkey who’s looking for bananas. Will you give him one?

face of a greedy-monkey

Create a Simple Mechanic Character

If you are a novice in Adobe Illustrator, then you should follow this tutorial which teaches how to make a simple yet attracting mechanic character illustration.

mechanic character

Create a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator

Create a cute little tiger by using only Adobe Illustrator.

little tiger

Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator

If you’d like to create an elegant patterned vector owl in Adobe Illustrator then take a closer look at this tutorial by Chris Spooner.

elegant patterned vector owl

Create a Student Character Mascot

Readactor shares a great tutorial in which they share the creation process of a student character mascot with the help of Adobe Illustrator.

student character mascot

Design a Cool Vector Panda Character

Another great tutorial by Chris Spooner in which he shows off the ways to create a cool vector panda character in Adobe Illustrator.

vector panda character

Making of: Lady Birds Insect using Adobe Illustrator

An easy-to-follow tutorial which teaches how to create a detailed lady birds insect, by using Adobe Illustrator.

lady bird insects

How to Create a Curios Owl

The following tutorial will teach you how to design a curios owl with Adobe Illustrator.

curious owl

Creating a Great Mascot Illustrator

In this tutorial, Russian artist Alexandra Zutto shows how to build up complex, beautiful images by patiently layering and building up small, straightforward segments, and always varying them to prevent monotony.

Create a Cool Vector Robot In Illustrator

Looking to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator? In this tutorial you’ll use various tools and techniques to create a simple vector robot character. With this robot being made of lots of basic shapes, it’s a great tutorial for beginners to get to grips with the Illustrator application.

cool vector robot

Monkey Character Tutorial

With this tutorial you will be creating a monkey character illustration using Adobe Illustrator. You’ll be using basic Shape Tools, the Pen Tool and various other Illustrator techniques to create the illustration.

vector monkey

Create a Cute Creature Character from Sketch

Create a cute creature from sketch! The tutorial uses custom brushes, Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool. Even if you are not a huge fan of the cuteness, you can use these techniques for other illustrations, logos, and vector elements.

cute creature character

Create Textured European Goldfinch Characters

Make an unique design of European Goldfinch with paint splatters and textures. The techniques used will be Live Trace, Pathfinder, Transparency, Distort, Warp and Clipping Masks. You’ll give this character a unique look and fun personality.

textured european goldfinch

Bring a 3D Creature to Life

How to create an offbeat creature using Illustrator’s 3D Revolve effect.

3d creature

Vector Penguin Character

Tutorial for beginners, creating a cute vector penguin with Illustrator.

vector penguin

Face of a Singing Pig

Learn to create a funny singing pig with musical notes and bow tie.

singing pig

Despicable Me’s Minion

Creating Minion cartoon character in 11 simple steps.


Babushka Dolls

How to create a Babushka Doll in Illustrator with Eastern European patterns.

Babushka Doll

Vector Blue Cat

Turning paper sketched cat into vector with Illustrator.

vector blue cat

Cute Piggy Bank

How to create a cute pink piggy bank in perspective.

piggy bank

Vector Mushroom Character

Step by step Illustrator tutorial to creating a cute mushroom character.

vector mushroom

Cute Alien in Illustrator

How to make the following cute alien character in Illustrator.

cute alien

Monster Character

Create Green Slimey Monster in Illustrator.

monster character
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