Ever wondered how an illustrated character comes alive on the page? Well, after reading this article you’ll know.

If you want to try illustrating your own character, follow the instructions below. You’ll get all the information you need to get started and get the job done.

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This is how the final character will look like

First, we define the positions and proportions of the character with construction lines

Then put in some details, but not too many

Now we start vectorizing the drawing in Adobe Illustrator

After vectorising it’s time to start filling in general shapes with colors

To give the character volume add lights and shadows

Add in some more detail to make it look playful and dynamic

Add the final details and “Voila!” the character illustration is complete.