55+ Outstanding Character Design Tutorials

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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 55+ character design tutorials on the subject. This collection includes tutorials for Illustrator and Photoshop, and CorelDRAW is even represented.

Character Design Tutorials

Create a Happy Sun Character (Illustrator Tutorial)

Create a Happy Sun Character

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 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

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

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

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

How to Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

How to Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

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

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

How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

Create a “Minion” Character from the Despicable Me Movie

Create a Minion Character from the Despicable Me Movie

Create a Textured Female Robot in Photoshop

Create a Textured Female Robot in Photoshop

How to Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character in Illustrator

Create a Simple Mechanic Character in Illustrator

Create a Simple Mechanic Character in Illustrator

Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator

Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator

How to Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

How to Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

Draw a Character Concept Using Drapery in Photoshop

Draw a Character Concept Using Drapery in Photoshop

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

Create a Simple Character Face with Vector Shapes

Create a Simple Character Face with Vector Shapes

How to Make an Animated Paper Robot

How to Make an Animated Paper Robot

How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

Create a Simple Penguin Character

Create a Simple Penguin Character