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Creating An Octopus Character Vector with Illustrator

Final Product What You’ll Be Creating A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Ryan Putnam of Vectips was first published in June 24th, 2008. This is one of the first tutorials we posted on the site and is a great way to get started with shape building in Illustrator to create cute, fun-lovin’ characters. If you haven’t done this […]


How to Turn a Sketch into Vector Illustration

This tutorial aims to guide you from sketchbook to screen; a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised. Let’s take a look at how to create a cheeky cat illustration – from initial concept through to vector goodness. Final Image Preview Preamble Talk to any Illustrator and they’ll preach the significance of sketching. The media you use are irrelevant, you could be doodling on […]


Drawing a Woman Face in Illustrator

With a simple and direct methods described in this tutorial, you can create a female portrait easily. This process will have you creating anatomically correct human faces in no time. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS 3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 60 minutes Step 1 Let’s open a new document in Illustrator (File > New). Step 2 We start with the construction of the ideal female proportions of the head in full face. Create […]


Great İllustration and Characters Design by Jonathan Ball

Its funny, I had actually stumbled across a lot of Jonathan’s work over the years and never really connected it all together. I guess that’s the sign of a truly talented designer; when they are gifted enough to cover such a wide variety of styles and be gifted at it. Check out some of the samples below to get a better idea of what I mean. The selection below however, does not do his wide […]


Creating Vector Cartoon Character

One of the most popular articles here on Blog.SpoonGraphics is how to create a vector cartoon character from a hand drawn sketch, an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Captain Blackspoon. Using similar techniques, follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish. View larger version As with Captain Blackspoon, the process starts with a hand drawn doodle which is scanned into the computer. Open up Adobe Illustrator and place […]

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