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101 Awesome Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

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Expand your creative skills with this incredible set of Illustrator tutorials that cover a wide range of subjects, from simple icons to patterns and detailed illustrations. We've rounded up some of the best tutorials here to help get your creativity flowing and to polish up your skills.

If you want a comprehensive introduction, learn how to use Adobe Illustrator in our three-hour video course. It's completely free to watch and will take you through all the important features of the software.

Or if you want individual tutorials on different techniques, read on for some great options!

Best Illustrator Pattern Tutorials

Best Illustrator Patterns

Illustrator really excels when it comes to creating patterns. Whether you want to make something intricately detailed or a seamless looping pattern, these tutorials have you covered. Check them out!

How to Create a Tunisian-Inspired Motif in Adobe Illustrator

Ever wanted to know what it takes to design an intricate Tunisian motif? Well now's your chance since the talented Miss ChatZ will show you how to do just that, using some basic Illustrator tools combined with the power of the Live Paint tool and Symbols!

How to Create a Cute Playful School Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a colorful school pattern using the Shape Builder Tool, Warp Effects, and some other useful Illustrator functions, by following Yulia Sokolova in this step-by-step tutorial!

How to Make a Colorful Pizza Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Love pizza as much as we do? Well, why not take a couple of minutes and learn how to create a colorful pattern with the help of the Pen Tool and a couple of geometric shapes. If that sounds good, then follow our talented vector chef Olga Davydova and you'll find out how!

How to Create a Tropical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Create your very own tropical pattern using simple shapes combined with the power of the Pattern Tool. Follow Yulia Sokolova and you'll learn the ins and outs in no time. 

How to Create a Bold Fruit Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Put your pattern-building skills to the test with this juicy tutorial, where instructor Olga Davydova shows you how to design a colorful fruit pattern in a matter of minutes.

How to Create the Carpet Pattern From "The Shining" in Adobe Illustrator

Always wanted to recreate the carpet pattern from "The Shining" but never knew how? If that's the case then follow Andrei Stefan as he shares his process and shows you how to do just that using a few rectangles combined with the power of the Pattern panel.

How to Create a Geometric, Kaleidoscopic Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a Kaleidoscopic design using some simple geometric shapes. Illustrator Ivan Petrusevski shows you how to create each and every element and then use them to fill up the entire design.

How to Create a Winter Fair Isle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your pattern-making skills by checking out this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Join Nataliya Dolotko as she teaches you how to set up a custom grid, onto which you will gradually build your elements using basic geometric shapes.

Illustrator for Kids: How to Create a Seamless, Retro Polka-Dot Pattern

Create a cute polka-dot pattern by following this tutorial by Nataliya Dolotko. Watch as she shows you how to achieve the same result using nothing more than a couple of circles and the Pattern tool.

How to Create Animated Latvian Patterns in Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

Create an animated Latvian pattern using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Follow along as Marta Bērziņa shows you how to draw the main shapes using the Pen Tool, and then bring them to life by applying a subtle rotation movement to them.

How to Create a Nature Inspired Arrow Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Develop your pattern building skills with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Nataliya Dolotko shows you how to create a simple yet beautiful arrow pattern using the Pencil Tool.

How to Create a Holiday-Themed Vector Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate the New Year with this awesome holiday-themed pattern by Ivan Petrusevski. Learn how to draw each and every element using the Pen Tool, and then turn them into a complex pattern using the Pattern tool. 

Design a Spirit Day Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate Spirit Day with this cute detailed pattern. Follow instructor Yulia Sokolova as she breaks down the entire process and teaches you how to achieve the same result using a couple of simple shapes and the Pattern Tool.

Leapin' Lizards! Create a Chameleon Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cute chameleon-themed pattern in a matter of minutes. Join Mary Winkler as she teaches you how to achieve the same result using simple geometric shapes and custom brushes.

How to Create a Children's Flat Animal Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cute flat animal pattern in Adobe Illustrator. The talented Mary Winkler teaches you how to create each and every element using basic geometric shapes, and then shows you how to turn them into a simple pattern using the Pattern tool.

Best Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

Best Illustrator Text Effects

Adobe Illustrator has a versatile set of tools when it comes to working with text. From subtle textures to stand-out effects for your logos, the only limit is your creativity. Check out these text effect tutorials and try some out for yourself!

How to Create a Retro Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Always wondered how those beautiful retro text effects were created? Well, wonder no more, since style wizard Andrei Marius will teach you all you need to know to up your Illustrator game.

How to Create a Decorative Spring Floral Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to design a beautiful lettering card with the help of the Pen Tool, by following Nataliya Dolotko in this in-depth tutorial.

How to Create a Cherry Pie Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Join Diana Toma and expand your text effect skills by creating a detailed cherry pie effect using the power of the Appearance panel.

How to Create a 3D See-Through Text Effect

Learn how to create a see-through text effect using Adobe Illustrator. Watch how you can achieve an interesting result using a step-by-step approach using the Extrude & Bevel effect.

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How to Create a Blueprint Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create a detailed technical blueprint text effect using Illustrator's Appearance panel. Follow Andrei Marius as he walks you through his creative process, from creating the detailed background to applying the chalk-like text effect.

How to Create a Watercolor Texture in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a beautiful watercolor texture with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Instructor Mary Winkler shares with you her process, taking you from real-life brush strokes to digital ones all in a matter of minutes.

How to Create a Twisted Balloon Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create a funny twisted balloon text effect using Adobe Illustrator. Follow effects wizard Andrei Marius as he shows you how you can achieve the same result using some simple geometric shapes combined with the power of brushes.

Create an Isometric Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check out this wonderful isometric text effect. This effect really adds a sense of depth to your text. You can apply this idea to flyers, brochures, or any of your projects' needs.

How to Create a Stained Glass Text Effect in Illustrator

Create a visually stunning Stained Glass effect for your text, with this tutorial provided by Andrei Marius. The effect really grabs your attention and will make your text stand out.

How to Create a Coconut Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This unique and eye-catching text effect can put a tropical spin on your design. In this detailed tutorial, Diana Toma guides us through the whole process from start to finish.

How to Create a Cool Bubble Font Text Effect

Check out this Bubble effect, it really pops! Andrei Marius guides us through how to create this impressive text effect from start to finish.

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

Try out this nature inspired text effect by Ryan Putnam. This fresh and green effect is covered from the start of the leaves to the details in the water drops.

Best Illustrator Brush Tutorials 

Best Illustrator Brushes

Adobe Illustrator comes with a lot of versatile brushes and even lets you import as many new brushes as you like. It doesn't end there, though! You can create your own custom brushes. You'll be amazed at just how flexible this can be—check out these tutorials to learn how to make your own!

How to Make a Watercolor Brush in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create your own custom watercolor brushes. Follow along this tutorial with Andrei Stefan to learn all about the process. The tutorial also contains a list of watercolor brushes for you to try!

How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator to Create a Colorful Flamingo

Follow along with this tutorial to create a delightful flamingo design by Nataliya Dolotko. In the process, you'll create custom brushes to bring this piece to life.

How to Vector Hair With Brushes in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vector brushes for hair. Sharon Archer-Thomas will guide you through the whole process of creating a hair brush from scratch and then applying that brush to sculpt a full head of hair.

How to Make Halftone Effect Patterns and Brushes in Photoshop and Illustrator

In this joint Photoshop/Illustrator tutorial, Laura Keung guides us through the process of creating visually stunning halftone brushes in both Photoshop and Illustrator!

How to Make, Use, and Manipulate a Calligraphic Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create and use Calligraphy brushes in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial by Mary Winkler, you'll learn all the tips and tricks to get you started in using Calligraphy brushes.

How to Make a Tentacle Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

For this tutorial, you'll learn to create this fun tentacle-inspired brush by Diana Toma. This intermediate level guide will be sure to level up your Illustrator brush skills!

How to Make a Vintage Pattern Brush in Illustrator

Create a vector vintage brush which seamlessly patterns in this tutorial. Andrei Marius guides us through creating an intricate brush, then moves on to applying this to create a wonderful pattern.

How to Make a Texture Brush in Illustrator

Want to add a natural look to your designs? Try out this texture brush to add a rustic charm to your work. Nataliya Dolotko guides us through creating a textured brush and then how to implement it into our work.

Use a Pattern Rope Brush to Create a Rope Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, Andrei Marius guides us through the process of creating a brush which creates a rope-like effect. This in-depth guide goes through all the intricate details to make this creative brush!

How to Design a Naw-Rúz Floral Card in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this floral-themed tutorial to learn how to create natural foliage brushes. Yulia Sokolova guides us through making a variety of different brushes and then applying them in interesting ways.

How to Create a Rainbow Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This creative and stylish brush is a real eye-catcher! Andrei Marius guides us through how to create our own rainbow-themed brushes in this detailed tutorial.

Create a Set of Art Brushes You Can Use to Make a Linocut Illustration

In this tutorial by Cheryl Graham, you'll learn how to create and use brushes, then apply them to create a linocut-style illustration.

Best Illustrator Icon and UI Design Tutorials 

Illustrator is an amazing tool for creating vector assets that scale or for making icons that are easy to read. Whether you need icons for social media, emoticons, or assets for your digital products, you'll find a whole bunch of helpful tutorials here!

How to Create a Pack of Android Launcher Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Ever wondered what it takes to create your very own Android launcher icons? Well if that's the case, follow Andrei Stefan in this in-depth tutorial, where he gradually shows you how to build each and every asset using basic geometric shapes combined with the power of the Pen Tool.

How to Create a Khaleeji Woman Emoji iMessage Stickers in Adobe Illustrator

Explore the process of creating a customized iMessage Sticker pack by following this in-depth tutorial, where Miss ChatZ will show you how to sketch, vectorize, and then import the assets into Xcode in order to bring them to life.

How to Create a Gradient Icon Inspired by Instagram in Adobe Illustrator

Freshen up your gradient skills by creating this Instagram-inspired icon. Mary Winkler shares with you her process, showing you how to achieve the same result using the Pen Tool in combination with the Gradient Tool.

How to Create a Wind Rose Compass Symbol Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Take a look at the process of creating a beautiful rose compass by following this in-depth tutorial. Designer Andrei Marius will gradually take you through each and every step, helping you expand your Illustrator skills!

How to Create a Vampire Hunter Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

Hate being scared by blood-sucking vampires? Well, why not join Andrei Stefan and create this cute vampire hunter icon pack, using simple geometric shapes combined with the power of Illustrator's Pen Tool.

How to Create a Map Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Always wondered how to create a detailed infographic in Adobe Illustrator? Well if that's the case, join Andrei Marius as he teaches you how to do just that using the Pen Tool combined with the power of the Appearance panel.

How to Create a House Mockup Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Bring out your inner architect, by checking out this icon tutorial by Diana Toma. Watch as she uses simple geometric shapes to gradually construct a house mockup, applying subtle gradients to bring the design to life.

How to Create a Flat Design Wedding Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a personalized wedding icon with the help of Adobe Illustrator. Follow Marta Bērziņa as she walks you through the process and shows you how to achieve the same result using the Pen Tool and some simple shapes.

How to Create Isometric Gambling Assets in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create an isometric illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Instructor Yulia Sokolova teaches you how to build your own gambling assets and turn them into isometric elements using the Extrude & Bevel effect.

How to Create a Semi-Realistic Apple Watch Illustration in Illustrator

Get your geek out with this fun smartwatch illustration by Andrei Marius. Join him in this elaborate tutorial in which he breaks down the process of creating an Apple Watch using a custom grid and some basic shapes.

How to Create an Abstract Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create clean and crisp abstract icons in this tutorial by Jonathan Lam. This thorough tutorial takes you through every step involved in creating these refreshing icons.

How to Make Social Media Icons in Vector

In this tutorial by Diana Toma, we'll be guided through the process of creating these fun social media icons. The clean but distinctive look could really give your projects some personality.

Best Illustrator Flat Design Tutorials

Best Illustrator Flat Designs

Illustrator is great for creating artwork which heavily relies on iconography, allowing to keep the form simple but also able readable. These crisp, flat design illustrations are a blast to work on. Check out these tutorials!

How to Create Flat Design Headphones in Adobe Illustrator

Love listening to music? Well, why not take the time and design your very own pair of headphones in vector format? Follow Hector Heredia and learn just how simple it can be.

How to Create a Vintage Camera in Adobe Illustrator

Whether you love taking photos or being part of them, you'll love this tutorial where Hector Heredia shows you how to create your very own vintage camera using some simple shapes and flat colors.

How to Create a Game Boy Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

Go back in time, and let's recreate one of the most memorable gaming consoles of all time in vector format. Follow Andrei Stefan as he teaches you how to do just that using some simple geometric shapes, on top of which you'll add some subtle highlights and shadows.

How to Design a Flat Sci-Fi Blaster in Adobe Illustrator

Are you a hardcore sci fi fan? Well if that's the case, you'll absolutely love this tutorial since Yulia Sokolova will help you design your very own space blaster using nothing more than some geometric shapes which you will adjust here and there.

How to Create a Mountain Landscape in Flat Style in Adobe Illustrator

Create a detailed mountain landscape using a couple of basic geometric shapes combined with the power of the Pen Tool and Pathfinder panel. Designer Aliaksei Kruhlenia takes you on a step-by-step process showing you all you need to know.

How to Create a Retro-Style Airline Destination Travel Poster

Design an awesome retro travel poster by following instructor Ben Mounsey who takes you from simple sketches to fully fledged vector elements, with the help of the Pen Tool and a couple of other Illustrator tools.

How to Create a Flat Winter Scene in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate the cold season by creating a beautiful nature illustration. Join Yulia Sokolova as she shows you how to use basic geometric shapes to create complex scenes.

10 Simple Steps to Make a Flat Wind Mill in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cute windmill illustration in Adobe Illustrator, all in ten simple steps. Learn how to use simple geometric shapes to achieve a detailed composition in a matter of minutes.

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How to Create a Stylized, Textured Flat Camera in Adobe Illustrator

Create a detailed camera illustration using Adobe Illustrator. Follow instructor Yulia Sokolova as she shows you how to gradually build your composition using geometric shapes and gradients.

Create a Bootiful Haunted House Halloween Vector Background!

Learn how to create a haunted house background using Adobe Illustrator. Check out this Vectips tutorial and learn how to achieve the same result using a few geometric shapes and the Shape Builder Tool.

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How to Create a Children's Colorful Bicycle in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate the sunny season by checking out this vector tutorial. Watch as Yulia Sokolova shares with you her process, showing you how to create your own bicycle using a couple of simple shapes and easy-to-use tools.

How to Create a Flat Design Summer Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Check out this tutorial by Olga Davydova. These fun summer pieces are perfect practice for beginners, and there is a lot of variety here!

Best Illustrator Detailed Illustration Tutorials

Best Illustrator Detailed Illustrations

Illustrator may be associated with icons and vector art, but as its name implies, it's also a powerful tool for Illustration. Check out these tutorials which add an impressive amount of detail and life to these pieces!

How to Use Gradient Mesh to Create Strawberries in a Milk Splash in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create realistic fruit using the Gradient Mesh tool by following along with the talented Vladimir Galantsev, who will help you expand your Illustrator skills.

How to Create a Peach Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your drawing skills by learning how to create a peach illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Join Nataliya Dolotko as she breaks down the process into multiple steps, teaching you how to turn simple shapes into an illustration that looks hand-drawn.

Yum! How to Create a Stack of Pancakes With Syrup in Adobe Illustrator

Put your vector skills to the test with the help of this realistic pancake illustration. Join Diana Toma in this step-by-step tutorial, where she takes you from start to finish showing you how to achieve the same result using a few geometric shapes combined with the power of the Appearance panel and Pen Tool.

How to Create a Traditional Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Using Gradient Mesh

Push your illustration skills to the max by following this detailed tutorial on how to create a traditional Chinese flower. Dao Lian breaks down the process and shows you to achieve the same result using the Pen Tool and Gradient Mesh Tool.

How to Create a Tortoise Shell Using the Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator

Follow Sharon Archer-Thomas and expand your vector skills as she teaches you how to create a tortoise shell using the power of Illustrator's Appearance panel.

How to Create a Detailed Chocolate Chip Cookie in Adobe Illustrator

Love eating chocolate chip cookies? Well then why not learn how to create digital ones, by checking out this tutorial by Diana Toma, where she teaches you how to add realism to simple shapes using the Distort & Transform effect along with the power of the Appearance panel.

How to Create Delicious Cupcake Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Always wanted to create a set of cupcake icons but never knew where to start? Well, wonder no more since instructor Diana Toma will take you through her creative process and show you how to achieve the same result using a few simple shapes, textures, and gradients.

How to Create a Bird's-Eye View of Retro Cars in Adobe Illustrator

Build your very own Grease-inspired retro car by following this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Watch as Yulia Sokolova gradually turns basic shapes into a fully fledged vehicle, all with the help of the Pathfinder panel and a couple of gradients.

How to Install and Use a Graphic Style in Adobe Illustrator

Always wondered how Graphic Styles are installed and used within Adobe Illustrator? Well, wonder no more since instructor Mary Winkler will teach you all you need to know in order to be able to take full advantage of them.

Create a Detailed Glass of Milk and Cookies in Adobe Illustrator

Sweeten up your day by checking out this vector tutorial. Yulia Sokolova teaches you how to create a detailed milk and cookies illustration using simple geometric shapes and subtle gradients.

Create a Double-Decker Bus Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your illustrator skills by learning how to create a double-decker bus. Watch as Andrei Marius gradually builds a complex composition using simple geometric shapes combined with the power of the Appearance panel.

Create Peonies the Quick and Easy Way in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to draw peonies using Adobe Illustrator. Join Nataliya Dolotko as she breaks down her creative process and teaches you how to achieve the same result using some simple shapes combined with the power of the Warp Tool.

Create a Colorful Wooden Artist's Palette in Adobe Illustrator

Bring out your inner painter by checking out this colorful Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Watch Yulia Sokolova as she shows you how to create the assets using some simple shapes, onto which she applies a couple of gradients and textures. 

How to Create Realistic Vector Leaves in Adobe Illustrator

Enhance your vector skills by checking out this Illustrator tutorial. Learn how to create realistic leaves using some simple shapes and subtle gradients.

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Best Illustrator Character and Portrait Tutorials

Best Illustrator Character and Portraits

Illustrator is also a powerful tool for creating artwork of characters and portraits. With these tutorials you can bring your fantasy characters to life, or give yourself a creative portrait makeover!

How to Create a Watercolor Mermaid Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to draw a detailed mermaid illustration from sketch to vector using a set of custom brushes combined with the power of Illustrator's drawing tools. Maria Dimova takes you on a journey from start to finish showing you how to improve your vector drawing skills.

How to Create a Spring-Themed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Design a cute spring-inspired illustration using the mighty Pen Tool combined with Pathfinder's Shape Modes. Learn how by following the talented Ivan Petrusevski.

How to Create a Fabulous Professor X Pin-Up in Adobe Illustrator

Are you a big comic book fan? If so, you should definitely check out this tutorial, where Mary Winkler shares with you her process of drawing and illustrating the one and only Professor X using the Pen Tool.

How to Create a Beauty-Inspired Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Become a digital makeup artist with the help of this tutorial by instructor Mary Winkler. Learn how to create a custom beauty-inspired illustration, using a couple of geometric shapes combined with the power of the Pen Tool.

Create the Wicked Witch of the West in Adobe Illustrator

Immerse yourself in the magical world of "The Wizard from Oz", by learning how to create a detailed Witch of the West. Watch as Asher Benson shares with you her creative process, taking a simple sketch and turning it into a vector illustration using the Pen and Width tools.

How to Ink a Comic Character in Adobe Illustrator

Improve your digital inking skills by checking out this Adobe Illustrator tutorial by Sara Berntsson. Learn how to bring your sketches to life using the Pen Tool, and achieve different width profiles using the Stroke panel. 

Create a Cute Moldovan Chibi Character in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute Moldovan chibi character in Adobe Illustrator. Follow Maria Dimova as she shares with you her creative process, and gradually builds her composition using simple shapes, brushes, and subtle gradients.

How to Enhance an Illustration by Adding Shadows

Enhance your illustration skills by checking out this tutorial by Ivan Petrusevski. Follow him as he teaches you how to bring your illustrations to life using shadows.

Create a Summer Portrait From a Stock Image in Adobe Illustrator

Improve your Illustrator skills by checking out this portrait tutorial by Sharon Archer-Thomas. Watch as she takes a simple image and turns it into a beautiful illustration using the Pen Tool in combination with different blending modes.

How to Color in a Traditionally Inked Comic in Adobe Illustrator

Eager to learn how to use traditional ink as a method of coloring in Adobe Illustrator? Well, Sara Berntsson shares with you her process, helping you achieve the same result using a couple of gradients and transparency layers.

How to Create a Greyscale Monochrome Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Join Sharon Archer-Thomas as she shares her process of creating a vector portrait in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to draw your subject using the Pen Tool, and then gradually bring it to life using the Appearance panel.

How to Create a 50s Fashion Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your drawing skills with the help of this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Watch Maria Dimova as she breaks down her creative process from sketch to finished illustration, teaching you how to achieve the same result using a couple of custom brushes combined with a beautiful color palette.

How to Create a Collage Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to put together a vector collage by following this tutorial by Ivan Petrusevski. Watch as he takes a couple of textured images and applies them to his vector drawing in order to bring it to life.

How to Use Image Trace to Create a Surreal Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a surreal portrait in vector format. Follow Sharon Archer-Thomas as she shows you how to use Illustrator's Image Trace Tool to bring your subject to life.

How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator

Want to develop your halftone skills? Then why not check out this tutorial, where Sara Berntsson teaches you how to draw a detailed portrait, creating and applying a complex halftone effect using the Color Halftone effect.

How to Create a Vibrant Day of the Dead Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with this detailed portrait by the talented Maria Dimova. Follow her as she takes you from a simple sketch to a beautiful colored vector illustration, using a custom art brush and some subtle highlights and shadows.

Best Illustrator Animal and Mascot Tutorials

Best Illustrator Animal and Mascots

If there's one thing people love to draw more than people, it's animals! Here is an extensive selection of animal and mascot-themed tutorials for you to dig into!

Create a Kawaii Farmer for the Harvest Season in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute farmer illustration, using Adobe Illustrator. Instructor Nataliya Dolotko shares with you her process, showing you how to achieve the same result using geometric shapes and the Pathfinder panel.

How to Create a Mascot

Learn how to design your very own mascot in Adobe Illustrator. Follow artist Miss ChatZ as she walks you through the entire process from initial sketch to the final design, all with the help of the Pen Tool and a couple of other easy-to-use tools.

How to Create a Cute Spring Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your animal drawing skills with this Illustrator tutorial. Nataliya Dolotko explains her process and shows how you can achieve the same result using simple geometric shapes combined with the power of the Direct Selection Tool.

How to Create a Unicorn Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute unicorn illustration, using a couple of basic geometric shapes combined with the power of Illustrator's Warp Tool. Follow Nataliya Dolotko as she takes you from simple shapes to the final result.

How to Create the Hello Kitty Character in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create your very own Hello Kitty character in Adobe Illustrator. Join Nataliya Dolotko as she takes you through her creative process and shows you how to build your composition using nothing more than some simple shapes and the Warp Tool.

How to Create a Quirky Birthday Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Birthdays are some of the most important celebrations that we as humans experience, so why not learn how to create a personalized illustration that you can use to surprise your loved ones? Follow the talented Ivan Petrusevski and you'll find out how!

Create a Slam Dunk Cat with Textured Background in Illustrator

Learn how to create an intricate illustration complete with a custom textured background, by following this tutorial by digital artist Masha Goubar.

Illustrator for Kids: How to Create a Cute Cactus Character

Who said design is just for grown-ups? Today we have a cute character tutorial aimed at the young ones who want to enter the wonderful world of design. Watch Nataliya Dolotko as she shows you how to use the Pen Tool in combination with some simple shapes to draw this little cactus.

Create a Cute Deer Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a deer illustration in vector format. Join Ioana Șopov as she takes you from a simple sketch to a detailed illustration using nothing more than the Pen Tool and a custom art brush.

How to Create a Koala Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Push your drawing skills to the test by checking out this cute koala illustration by Nataliya Dolotko. Learn how to draw your very own cuddly bear using some simple geometric shapes and a few brushes.

How to Draw a Fox Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your drawing skills by learning how to draw a cute fox in Adobe Illustrator. Follow artist Nataliya Dolotko as she shares her process and teaches you how to use the Brush Tool to bring your sketch to life.

How to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe Illustrator

Love illustrating cats? Well Yulia Sokolova does, and she's got a cute Maneki-Neko tutorial that will help you expand your vector skills using some of Illustrator's basic geometric shapes and tools.

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How to Create a Sleeping Cat on a Pile of Books and Indoor Plants in Adobe Illustrator

Follow along with Nataliya Dolotko as she teaches you how to create this cute cat illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to build each element using basic shapes, adjusting them as needed using the Warp Tool.

How to Create a Cute Gingerbread Man in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your character drawing skills with this cute vector tutorial. Watch as Diana Toma breaks down the entire process and shows you how to achieve the same result using a couple of simple shapes combined with the power of the Appearance panel.

How to Create an Autumn Composition With a Sparrow in Adobe Illustrator

Celebrate autumn by creating this beautiful sparrow illustration, all within Adobe Illustrator. Instructor Nataliya Dolotko teaches you how to use simple geometric shapes combined with the power of the Warp Tool to achieve the same result.

How to Vector a Cartoon Hunting Dog in Adobe Illustrator

Expand your drawing skills by learning how to draw a cute hunting dog in Adobe Illustrator. Follow the talented Yulia Sokolova as she teaches you how to achieve the same result using the Pen Tool and some basic geometric shapes.

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How to Create an Owl Character Using a Circular Grid in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to use a circular grid to compose a simple owl character. Marta Bērziņa shares with you her process of setting up the grid, and then gradually building your composition on top of it using simple circles.

Create a Cute Raccoon Character in Adobe Illustrator

Improve your animal drawing skills by checking out this cute tutorial by Nataliya Dolotko. Watch as she creates her composition using simple geometric shapes, which she gradually adjusts using the Warp Tool and Pathfinder panel.

How to Design a Quick Quirky Character in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute character in Adobe Illustrator. Designer Ivan Petrusevski teaches you how to take a simple sketch and bring it to life using the Pen Tool.

Advanced Illustrator Courses

Want to learn more? Then why not give these courses a go and push your vector skills to the max with the help of our experts. Envato Tuts+ courses give you access to in-depth video lessons on a wide range of subjects. Master Illustrator in no time!

Mastering 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create 3D text in this wonderful text effect course with Matt Withers.

 

Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to master logo design by checking out this in-depth course by Daniel White.

 

Designing Game UI Assets in Adobe Illustrator

Always wondered what it takes to design game UI assets? Well wonder no more since concept artist Jonathan Lam has a detailed course on how to do just that, showing you how to take simple shapes and mold them into beautiful textured assets using simple techniques.

 

Advanced Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Want to master Illustrator's Gradient Mesh but don't know where to start? Then join Simona Pfreundner and learn how to do to just that by creating a beautiful cake illustration.

 

Cartoon Creature Design

Dreaming of making a career out of cartoon design? Then why not check out this course by Yulia Sokolova, where she breaks down the process of creating a cute set of creatures using basic geometric shapes, which you will then bring to life using colorful gradients.

 

Digital Inking in Adobe Illustrator

Interested in learning how to create expressive line art but don't know where to start? Ioana Șopov has created a course that teaches you the ins and outs of this popular style, showing you how to achieve beautiful compositions with the help of Width Tool and custom art brushes.

 

Conclusion

Whether you're an experienced digital artist or an up-and-coming icon designer, I really hope the list inspired you to up your Illustrator game by exploring new styles and techniques that can come in useful in future projects.

That being said, you can find awesome vector assets for all your projects' needs over at GraphicRiver.

Oh, and before I forget, if you want to be featured within our Created by You Community Challenge, share your results with us!


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