Now you've nailed the basics, scroll through our carefully curated collection of the best tutorials for creating a range of different characters.
When you've finished your characters, you can give your creations an environment to live in with our pro tutorials for creating landscapes.
Illustrator and designer Yulia Sokolova walks through how to create a set of flat-style portraits – perfect for social media avatars or to denote different categories on your website, for example
Poked Studio founder Jonathan Ball explains how to transform basic geometric shapes into unique, colourful creatures with Illustrator's tools.
This tutorial explains the process of creating a simple anime character from start to finish.
Check out this simple tutorial, which uses as many basic shapes as possible to achieve a quirky style of illustration, then bring the yeti character to life with a palette of cold colours.
Here, you'll look at how to design a character for a video game, in this case a "beat 'em up". You'll work from the very first sketch to the final artwork.
Want to bring your cartoon characters to life? This easy-to-follow vector art tutorial shows you just how to do it.
Learn how to create a simple map design in Illustrator with this handy tutorial from self-taught vector artist Andrei Marius.
This vector art tutorial shows the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a dramatic vector landscape environment.
In this easy-to-follow tutorial from Diana Toma, you'll learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the gradient mesh function in Illustrator.
This step-by-step tutorial explains how to create impressionistic, infinitely-scalable vector clouds with Illustrator's Gradient Mesh tool.