20 Design Tutorials for Famous Characters

December 9, 2013

One of the coolest things about graphic designers is that design isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. I don’t know a single graphic designer who not only works in the design field, but also designs for fun. And many designers love to craft their favorite cartoon, movie and other pop culture characters for fun, as evidenced by the massive number of fan art contributions on sites such as Deviant Art. Another great thing about graphic designers is their willingness to share tips, techniques and strategies in the form of comprehensive tutorials that help other designers master their craft. Fan art and free tutorials: It’s a powerful concept, which is why we’re celebrating it here with the following 20 design tutorials for famous characters. Enjoy!

1.  Drawing Homer Simpson by Dr. Diablo

Drawing Homer Simpson - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-20-31  

2.  Photoshop Eric Cartman by Tutorialized

Photoshop Drawing Eric Cartman Tutorial - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-21-07  

3.  How to Draw Spongebob by Drago Art

How to Draw Spongebob, Step by Step, Nickelodeon Characters, Cartoons, Draw Cart_2013-11-14_14-22-26  

4.  X-Men Logo by Planet Photoshop

Planet Photoshop X-Men Logo « Layers Magazine - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-23-25  

5.  Despicable Me Minion by PSD Tuts Plus

Create a Minion Character From the Despicable Me Movie Psdtuts - Google Chr_2013-11-14_14-23-53  

6.  How to Draw Mickey  Mouse by Vincenzo

Disney Characters Mickey Mouse - TutorialsWindow - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-24-24  

7.  Illustrate LeBron James by Vector Tuts Plus

How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character Vectortuts - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-25-00  

8.  Draw Bart Simpson in Illustrator by Tuts King

Create Bart Simpson in Illustrator Tuts King - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-25-30  

9.  Superman Emblem Tutorial by Abuzeedo

Man of Steel Symbol in Illustrator and Photoshop Abduzeedo Design Inspiration _2013-11-14_14-26-10  

10.  Terminator Design Tutorial by Planet Photoshop

Terminator Planet Photoshop - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-26-48  

11.  How to Draw Wolverine by WonderHowTo

How to Draw Wolverine from X-Men in Photoshop « Photoshop - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-27-22  

12.  Apply the “Joker Effect” to a Photograph by Newbie June Photoshop Guide

Newbie June Photoshop Guide Tutorial #2 How to make The Joker Effect on Photos_2013-11-14_14-28-04  

13.  Paint Darth Vader by Steve Argyle

Paint Darth Vader in 2D & 3D Photoshop tutorial ImagineFX - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-39-25-Optimized  

14.  Indiana Jones Poster Tutorial by Rick Davidson

Photoshop Indiana Jones Poster Tutorial - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-29-24  

15.  Iron Man Mask Tutorial by Abuzeedo

Iron Man in Illustrator and Photoshop Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Google Ch_2013-11-14_14-29-55  

16.  Incredible Hulk Illustration Tutorial by Photoshop Tutorials

Create an Amazing CG Illustration of The Incredible Hulk Photoshop Tutorials -_2013-11-14_14-30-26  

17.  Amazing Spider-Man Tutorial by Abuzeedo

Photoshop Tutorial Create an Amazing Spiderman in Photoshop - Google Chrome_2013-11-14_14-31-11  

18.  Scarface Poster Tutorial by NikMan

Create a Scarface poster using Photoshop Photo effects Adobe Photoshop Pro_2013-11-14_14-31-56  

19.  Wonder Woman Pinup Tutorial by Roberto Campus

Photoshop Tutorial Wonder Woman Pin Up Digital Painting » The Art of Roberto Ca_2013-11-14_14-32-47  

20.  Batman Dark Knight Rises Poster Tutorial by Abuzeedo

Dark Knight Rises Poster in Photoshop Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Google Ch_2013-11-14_14-33-17

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