30 Tutorials for Designing Fun and Creative Characters

This post features tutorials for designing various characters and cartoons in Illustrator and Photoshop. Characters are often used for branding  websites or companies, so it is certainly a useful skill. For other tutorials, you may be interested in:

Create a Super Happy Octopus Character

Create  a Super Happy Octopus Character

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create  a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

How to Create an Original Pin-Up Girl in Photoshop

How to Create an Original Pin-Up Girl in Photoshop

Drunken Monkey Photoshop Tutorial

Drunken  Monkey Photoshop Tutorial

Drawing Homer Simpson

Drawing Homer  Simpson

How to Create a Website Mascot

How  to Create a Website Mascot

Create a Blue Vector Character from Pencil Sketch to Coloring

Create a Blue Vector Character from Pencil Sketch to Coloring

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

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

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

Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

Illustrator  Tutorial - Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

How to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

How  to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

The Making of Abe, the Are My Sites Up? Mascot

The  Making of Abe, the Are My Sites Up? Mascot

How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

How  to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

Create a Character Illustration Wallpaper

Create a Character Illustration Wallpaper

Vectorial Character Design with Illustrator

Vectorial Character Design with Illustrator

Character Illustration

Character  Illustration

How to Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

How to Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Animate a Flying Bird

Animate a Flying Bird

How to Create a Cute Hippo Character

How to Create a Cute Hippo Character

How to Create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon in Photoshop

How to Create a Cute and Adorable Twitter Icon in Photoshop

Create Your Own Monster

Create Your Own Monster

Iron Man Movie Wallpaper

Iron Man Movie Wallpaper

How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

Cartoon Tutorial with a Wacom Tablet

Cartoon Tutorial with a Wacom Tablet

How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

How  to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

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  • aledesign.it, October 12, 2009

    Awesome! Some illustrations are really nice!! Congratulations..a good post! For every graphic! I love this creations!

  • Andrew Gerber, October 13, 2009

    I am a beginning designer and currently working on creating creative characters. That’s why I have found this post very informative. Very helpful tutorials, indeed.

  • Quicken Websites, October 13, 2009

    So cool) Thanks for sharing)

  • MCEctoCooler, October 13, 2009

    There are SO many styles you can use for your design! Where to start!?

    i’ve always wondered how one would start to illustrate a maniac chainsaw bunny.

  • Dzinepress, October 14, 2009

    cool designs.

  • Click, October 15, 2009

    Collection design that is very very good and creative and funny.

  • Chris, October 20, 2009

    This is amazing. I bet some of these are difficult to do and require advanced artistic skills. I hope this can be made dumb-easier.

  • Tanya, October 20, 2009

    Just what I needed! Got my inspiration back after seeing so many cute creatures and great designs. Thank you

  • SEO Luke, November 3, 2009

    This is fantastic. Got talent? With so much focus on security, SEO, and coding, its nice to see pure visual talent.

  • Kayla R., August 2, 2010

    Nice! Im currently redoing my logo and have been looking for this type of inspiration…thank you :)