Character Design Tutorial Roundup: Best Illustration Tutorials

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Character design is the art of creating realistic and recognizable characters for comics, websites, vector illustrations, and even animated films.  Not only do you have to have a mastery of whatever character design software that you’re using, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, but you also have to understand how to capture and illustrate emotions and body language.

In this character design tutorial roundup, we’ve gathered up the best Illustrator tutorials and Photoshop tutorials for character illustration.  These character illustration tutorials will take you through step by step on your journey of creating your own illustrated characters.

If you want a quick background on character design, there is a great thread on CGSociety: Character Design Tutorial

If you aren’t interested in this character design tutorial roundup, these other Photoshop tutorial roundups might interest you as well:

Let us know if you have your own character design tutorial in the comments!  Also, be sure to let us know which character design tutorial was your favorite!

Character Design Tutorial Roundup:

Character Design Tutorial: Cartoon Character Tutorial in Photoshop

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Minion Character from DespicableMe

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create Character Driven Book Cover Art

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Draw a Cute Santa in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Cute Vector Reindeer in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Tiger Striped Cat with Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: How to Draw Ferb Step by Step

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: How to Draw a Cute Vector Dog in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas

Character Design Tutorial

Real World Effects

Character Design Tutorial

Create an Evil Flesh Eating Zombie in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Creating Cute Vector Characters in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: How to Create a Website Mascot

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Cute Vector Bunny Character

Character Design Tutorial

Create Convincing Characters

Character Design Tutorial

Create a Character Mascot in Illustrator CS4

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Twitter Style Bird Mascot

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: How to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial Create a Cardboard Character

Character Design Tutorial

Draw Fairy Tale Characters in Photoshop

Character Design Tutorial

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

Character Design Tutorial

How to Get an Anime Look in Photoshop

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create an Original Pinup Girl in Photoshop

Character Design Tutorial

Yupyland Character Art

Character Design Tutorial

Japanese Kamon and Hanko Stamp Workshop

Character Design Tutorial

Blurring Effects for Depth of Field on a Cartoon Character

Character Design Tutorial

Drawing Figures from Photos

Character Design Tutorial

Inking and Coloring a Comic Strip

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Design a Food Packaging Character

Character Design Tutorial

Calligraphic Strokes in Character Art

Character Design Tutorial

Create Line Drawings in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Pixels and Vectors for Character Design

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Illustrate a LeBron James Character

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Drawing Homer Simpson

Character Design Tutorial

Create a Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

Character Design Tutorial

Create a Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create Your Own Monster

Character Design Tutorial

Cartoon Tutorial with a Wacom tablet

Character Design Tutorial

Character Design Tutorial: Create a Vector Pirate Character in Illustrator

Character Design Tutorial

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