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Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cute vector monster character.我们将从基本形状创建角色,以提供可爱和友好的外观,然后我们将使用渐变色和详细的毛皮效果使角色栩栩如生。

矢量怪物角色

我们将要创造的梦幻森林怪兽由许多简单的圆形组成,以使角色看起来友好。The large eyes in relation to the size of the body is the key ingredient to creating a cute and lovable character.

View the final cute monster character

Open up Adobe Illustrator and draw an ellipse on the artboard.Select the Direct Selection tool then drag the lowermost point vetically upwards to flatten off the lower edge.

Select the uppermost point and drag it vertically to create more of a pointed shape.

Inside the body area use the circle tool to draw the outlines of an eye.复制(cmd+c)并粘贴在每个新圆的前面(cmd+f),然后在按住shift和alt键的同时将其缩小。

复制眼睛形状,然后将它们组合在一起。选择眼睛和身体轮廓,然后再次单击主体轮廓,将其设置为关键对象。使用对齐调色板使所有内容居中。

Flatten the upper edge of a smaller ellipse using the Direct Selection tool to create the basics of a mouth.

With the mouth selected,go to Object > Path > Offset path and enter 3mm in the options window.Right click the shape and select Ungroup.

Draw two smaller ellipses to represent two teeth,然后复制一份内口形状。将此形状作为工具与Pathfinder调色板一起使用,以将牙齿形状修剪为合适大小。

三组椭圆代表简单的脚,then position them underneath the other objects using the CMD+Shift+[ shortcut.

在画板上的其他地方画一个黑色的圆圈,然后水平拖动最右边的点。使用“转换定位点”工具创建尖锐点,then press the ‘new' icon at the bottom of the Brushes palette.

在选项中,确保画笔的方向正确,然后将着色方法更改为“着色”。

Use this brush with the Brush tool to draw a series of lines around the edge of the character.

Select one of the black brush shapes and go to Select > Same > Appearance,然后转到“对象>展开外观”将笔划转换为实体形状。

Shift-Click the main body shape to add it to the selection then hit the Merge option from the Pathfinder window to blend all the shapes together.

给形状一个棕色填充物,然后使用稍微浅一点的棕色色调添加内部辉光效果。Change the settings to Normal and adjust the size to suit.

Begin adding a range of gradient fills to the eye shapes.Use a subtle grey to white on the outer shape,a bright series of colours for the iris and a black to dark grey for the pupil.

给两个额外的白圈70%的不透明度,以帮助他们给一个镜面高光的印象。

Select just the outer shape from the eye group and go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow.将设置调整为0偏移和100%不透明度。Adjust the size to around 5mm.

用相应的颜色填充口型,然后在嘴唇上添加一个内发光效果,使边缘周围的红色淡出。

用脚上的一些简单的径向渐变完成着色过程。

使用我们创建的自定义画笔,使用画笔工具绘制更多形状。使用随机颜色使其易于识别。Draw rows of shapes until the whole body shape is covered.

选择一个新形状,然后转到“选择>相同>外观”以选择所有形状,then go to Object > Expand Appearance.

给这些形状一个浅棕色色调的渐变填充。将渐变控制柄之一设置为0%不透明度,然后调整渐变角度以垂直流动。

One layer of hair shapes add some cool detail to the character,但两层确实增加了额外的深度。再次使用画笔工具绘制另一系列画笔笔画。

转到“选择>相同>外观”,然后单击“对象>展开外观”选项将笔划转换为形状。

额外的毛发目前将覆盖在面部特征上。The easiest way to select these shapes it to begin with the main body then use the Select Next Object Above command.一旦选择,按Cmd+shift+]快捷键将对象发送到顶部。

矢量怪物角色

这就让我们可爱的小怪物角色完美无缺了。尽管它是由简单的形状构成的,但渐变和毛发效果确实有助于使角色栩栩如生。

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40 Comments

  1. 一个非常值得更新的可爱的毛茸茸的怪物教程,这家伙更可爱。I also like that it's almost a "vampire pine cone",something which I apparently always wanted to see.:)

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  2. Love him – with a little tweaking he could be so many other (fall) things – a crazy hedgehog,or a funky owl.感谢您发布这样深入的教程-我正在学习,这是我最喜欢的新工具添加到我的(可悲的)小武器库的网站:)

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  3. 真的很酷。我的pbeplay足球hotoshop技术让人难堪,所以一步一步的工作真的能帮到我。

    哦,“吸血鬼松果”comment cracked me up.

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  4. Very nice.这直接进入了我的书签。Definitely gonna do this with my kids and let them choose colors etc.I'm sure they'll love this cute little fella.Thank you :-)

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  5. Thanks for the Illustrator tutorial.今天是我第一次认真尝试这个程序中的任何东西,我能够为我正在构建的一个新网站创建一个很酷的标志图标。The site is not up yet,but you can see it on Twitter.Search for "TheSportsFly"看看结果。再次感谢。You took a lot of the angst out of learning.

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  6. What a user friendly tutorial.Even my 10 year old child will be able to follow it.解释如何在屏幕上创建这些奇怪的字符的好方法。Can we have tips of creating some more?那将是伟大的B

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    • Nicca U crazy this damn hairy monster is effin hard.他妈的内心的光芒是什么?不透明度????

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