Simple and Free Illustrator Tutorials

Hey everyone!

Taking a teeny break from the usual beauty post, I thought I would share a few simple Adobe Illustrator Tutorials I’ve thrown together to keep myself busy over the past few days. I have taken a few courses in college about Adobe Creative Suite, and Illustrator is by far my favorite/most used program.

Retro Fox

First up is this adorable and super simple fox! I love the fact that it’s retro and the directions are very easy to follow. Check out the link HERE!

Little Red Riding Hood

Next up is this cute Little Red Riding Hood design! Like the fox, this is a quick and easy tutorial you can complete in a short amount of time. I think this would be perfect for children’s birthday party invitations! Check out the tutorial HERE! *You can also turn the fox in the previous tutorial into the Big Bad Wolf by changing the coloring to grey and adding a stripe down the center of his snout!

Simple Owl

This guy is actually something I whipped up myself from just looking at another image (there is a tutorial, but I’m having trouble viewing it at the moment). After you’ve completed one of the other tutorials, you can easily tackle this owl with no problems! I just played around with some texture options to kind of give it that look that fuzzy look that felt has. The picture I used can be found HERE!

SugarSkull 2

This Calavera Girl tutorial is quite a bit harder than the others, but it gives you a good amount of practice with gradients and other useful tools. I wanted mine to be a little more simplistic than the sample picture, which leads me to an important rule regarding these tutorials: create what YOU want! Tutorials are there to guide you along, but if you want to do something different go for it! One of my favorite parts is scrolling down to the comment section and seeing how other people tweaked their images! For this particular tutorial, click HERE!

As you can see, I use the site tuts+ a whole lot. I really like some of the projects they have and the directions are much easier to follow than other sites I’ve been to. You can pay $15 a month for a more premium service, or you can play around with the free tutorials like I do! And just so we’re all clear, I’m not sponsored by this website – Just thought it was pretty cool and wanted to spread the word 🙂


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