Cartoon Character in Illustrator

Cartoon Character in Illustrator – Very Impressive Technique

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This is very long tutorial, by using this tutorial you can make Cartoon Character in Illustrator. You can make changes accordingly.

1. Take new file in Adobe Illustrator and create a rectangle by using Rectangle Tool Rectangle Selection Tool. Then fill it with Gradient (it will be your own choice so I’ve used the following Gradient):

Cartoon Character

2. Now I’m going to create Cartoon’s body area. Pick Pen tool Pen Tool and draw the following shape:

Cartoon Character

3. Now fill it with any Gradient, I’ve used the following:

Cartoon Character

4. Now I’m going to create its left Eye. Pick Ellipse Tool Ellipse Tool and draw an eye at proper place, fill it with white as shown below:

Cartoon Character

5. Now I’m going to create eye ball, again pick Ellipse tool and draw a smaller Circle this time and fill it with Black and place it on proper position:

Cartoon Character

6. Now duplicate these two ellipses and place these towards right side to complete second Eye:

Cartoon Character

7. Now I’m going to create the Face. You can use either Ellipse tool or Pen tool to create the face, like shown below:

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8. Its time to create its Teeth, I’m using Rectangle tool Rectangle Selection Tool to make its two Teeth:

Cartoon Character

9. To give these rectangle a proper look of Teeth, I’m going to convert its bottom line from straight to Curve. Pick Sub Selection Tool and convert bottom lines from straight to curves, like:

Cartoon Character

8. So far we have made this:

Cartoon Character

9. Now pick Line Tool Line Tool and draw a line and give the outline a size and color (it will depend upon the size of your Cartoon Character, I’ve use the following size and color):

Cartoon Character

10. Duplicate this line and place on the appropriate positions, these would be the Arms and legs of the character:

Cartoon Character

11. Now I’m going to create the Hands, make two circles:

Cartoon Character

12. Give color of your own choice to Arms and Hands:

Cartoon Character

13. By using Pen Tool I’m going to create Shoes:

Cartoon Character

14. Copy this shoe and past it at the bottom of other leg. Again duplicate both these shoes and by using Effect >> Blur and give the Gaussian Blur. To make Shadow like this:

Cartoon Character

15. Duplicate the Body and place it behind and left side and reverse the Gradient:

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This kind of effect should come:

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16. For some detailing I’ve made some circles on the head, and having different size and reduce the opacity to 20%:

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17. Now I’m going to work on Shoes, by using Pen tool draw a shape like shown below and fill it with White color:

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18. Reduce the opacity to 20% and see the look:

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19. Now I’m gong to make Tongue, by using Pen tool draw a shape and fill it with color of your own choice:

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Here is the Character so far:

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20. Now by using Star tool Star Tool make a star having 4 corners, fill it with white color.

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21. Open Brush panel (by using Window >> Brushes) and drag your star and drop it inside the Brush Panel. A box will appear, select New Scatter Brush (following Picture 2). After hitting ok another box will come, give the settings of Picture 3 at bottom and hit ok:

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22. Select the Brush tool Paint Brush Tool and make stars as shown below:

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23. I’ve created some bigger stars like shown below, so we would be having the final Cartoon Character:

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4 thoughts on “Cartoon Character in Illustrator – Very Impressive Technique

  1. This is brilliant.Not only the tutorial which is really productive, but also the cartoon character.I haven’t used Illustrator even once…will give it a try.

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