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Community Project: Vectortuts+ Paper Toy, Round 1

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Vectortuts+ loves Illustration and discovering new talent, so today we are proud to be showcasing Round 1 of the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project. If you missed out this time, don't worry, there's still time to part of it! Find out how to get involved, at the jump.

Design a Custom Vectortuts+ Paper Toy, Round 1

We have selected designs from our Facebook Fan Pictures to showcase in Round 1 of the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project, thank you to everyone who contributed artwork, the photos are amazing. We have had so many great designs added to our Facebook Group, and encourage you to check it out here.

The designs are posted in no particular order, but we thought it would be fun to kick things off with a clever re-design of the main template. Punk Money Box, what a great idea! I wouldn't be asking him for my money back ;) Great work everyone, it's been fun to see what you've come up with.

Submissions are still open. Get your entries in before Monday 21st of November 2011 for a chance to be in Showcase 2! More information on how to participate is at the end of this post.

Conrado Barrera Henao
"Let's skate! He is my Old School Punk with some tattoos and piercings, he is dressing a frames trousers with a black leather boots and a jean jacket, and the principal element of a punk is his green crest. (Also is a piggy bank)."

Cory Brabant
"Snake Eyes... my paper toy in battle with Scarface on a Rhino! I am an illustrator from New York."

Vicki Bryant
"Mine is "VectorTut Man"
I thought this little exercise would be fun and it was!
you can check out my portfolio at www.vbryantgraphicdesign.com"

Magdalena Dymanska
"Hi, this is small Chilli Geisha - because I love Japan :) More about Japan and design on my blog: japanesedesign.pl"

Noottara Bhumiwat
"Are you ready to swim?
I just want to go to the beach and swim in the ocean. I really love paper toy and have fun joining this project! Here is my DA, I just start using it though, but I'll be glad if you're interested and check it out :D thanks~"

Andy Eveland
"IGOR - The Great Paper Box Toy - By Andy Eveland Details and PDF download of design at: http://andyeveland.com/igor"

Trent Granger
"My Basketball guy :). Awaiting his chance to show the world what he's made of,
watching from the bench for that one chance."

Sollitar Andere
"My little Grim Reaper."

Libertad Elizondo-Fernandez
"My first Vectortut project."

Julien Mokshu Cartry
"Three scout around a fire in a forest beside to an Indian cemetery! (sorry for my english XS)"

Enrique Valles
"Sorry, my English is very limited. This is my job. My Blog: evidenciasdelmal.blogspot.com Saludos!"

Isabel Martínez
"As I love sushi, what else could I do with the paper toy? :D Thought I'm running out of ink it doesn't look bad: here you are, my striped sushi ready to eat. xD Greetings."

Lyndsay Murray
"Hello! My name is Lyndsay Murray and this is Moose and Yeti. They are my own creation inspired by winter hats that my friend and I bought last winter. I am a freelance graphic artist as well as photographer. I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do, and feel free to visit my page to check out some of my other work."

Design a Custom Vectortuts+ Paper Toy!

I'm excited to announce that we have a brand new community project launching today. The Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project! This project aims to spark your imagination and showcase the work of our extremely talented community. Fire up your imagination and let's get started!

All you need to do for this project is download the design template and customize the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy in any style and theme that takes your fancy. Add a photo of your work to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and show us what you think a custom Vectortuts+ paper toy would look like. We will showcase a selection of the entries on our blog.

Deadline is the 7th of November, we can't wait to see what you come up with!

How to Get Involved!

Would you like to participate in the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project? It's easy, all you need to do is Download the Template, join the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and get creative! Use the following guide to create the toy once you've printed it out.

Step 1

Print the template out and find a pair of scissors and a some tape or glue.

Step 2

Cut the template out along the solid lines and fold along the dashed lines.

Step 3

Fold the side parts with the legs under the sides of the front panel and align the arm holes.

Step 4

Thread the arm section through the arm holes and fold down the back and bottom panels.

Final Step

Stick all of the panels together with the tape or glue. Take a photo of your toy - be as creative as you can with the location and scene (not like me!) and upload it to the Vectortuts+ facebook group.

How to Make a Vectortuts+ Custom Character:

  1. Download the Design Template
  2. Draw your image onto the template, you can be as creative as you like, feel free to alter any or all of the illustration. We want to see creative and fun projects so go crazy!
  3. Upload your design to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group with a short description of the design and what kind of character it is.


  • Artwork can be any style or theme as long as it's vector and 100% your own work.
  • You don't have to spend hours and hours on your piece, the project's aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.
  • Have Fun!
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