How to Draw Cute Characters in Illustrator

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Illustrator gives you the power to create many different types of drawings, like a variety of different cute characters. Draw cute characters in Illustrator with help from a well versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist and I'm going to show you how to create a cute character in Illustrator. Now, I'm just going to draw a very basic cute cat for you. So, the first thing you're going to do is just select the ellipse tool which is right here on the left or you can select L. Just make your little ellipse. And then, you can make your ears simply by doing a triangle shape and make sure you touch that last anchor so that it'll close your shape. And then, just hold down option and make sure you got the selection tool, option and just drag it. And then,you can go to and hold down control, transform, reflect and this is just going to reflect it vertically. Okay. Now, we're going to add some facial features. Okay. And so, what you're going to want to do then is go back to the ellipse tool and you can select a different color. I'm just going to select the green color; make little eyes. I always thought that the dot eyes were the cutest, so, for sure. Okay. And now, you're going to add your mouth and the mouth is the simplest probably. Just select whatever color you want, I'll just select pink. And just, and make sure when you select the ellipse tool that your stroke is colored and not your fill. Make sure your fill is deactivated. So, just make an oval shape. Then, go to the direct selection tool, just draw a circle over the top and it won't select the whole thing; it'll just select the top part. You can delete it and then, make your line a little bit thicker if you want. I'm going to make that. And then, click it and hold down opt, option and then you drag it directly across and there you have a mouth shaped. And then, you can do real quick, just use the line tool, make some whiskers; hold down control, copy it and do exactly what I did before, reflect it. And, and then you can just move that and then, there you have your cute character. My name is Alex Cecilio; this is creating a cute character in Illustrator. Thank you very much.


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