Alien Cartoon
(Advance Vector Tutorial)

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This funny alien cartoon might not be from outer space, but it's still an intriguing character that deserves to spend some time with! Fortunately, this drawing lesson is probably the easiest one from this section. The character is very basic and colors are... well, mostly grey and black!

Therefore, this tutorial is a nice introduction if you are not familiar with this series. Other characters are very colorful and sometimes filled with many details. It might be confusing, especially if you are not 100% familiar with your vector application!

Important note: For each step available below, the first image represents the operation you must perform for this particular step. All changes are surrounded by a red outline.

On the second image, you will have the opportunity to see the result of this particular step. 

Step 1

Alien cartoon
Alien cartoon

First, draw the character using thin outlines. As you can see, this is a very easy illustration to reproduce. Create only a few basic shapes and you are done! When you are ready, apply plain colors on the head, the body, the legs and the arms.

Step 2

Alien cartoon
Alien cartoon

It's now time to use the gradient tool to add a few basic effects. The goal for this step is to create a simple shadow. To do this, simple make the bottom of each shape darker. Be careful not to make your drawing hard to read. Subtle effects are always better.

Step 3

Alien cartoon
Alien cartoon

Create a few shapes on the head, below the eyes and below the neck. Each shape must be darker. Then, use the transparency tool to hide a small portion of your shape (usually the top right part of your shape). For the neck, the top must be darker.

Step 4

Alien cartoon
Alien cartoon

On the body of your alien cartoon, create another shape to illustrate another dark shadow. Then, duplicate the head, scale your new shape to make is slightly smaller and color it in white. Finally, use the transparency tool to hide the bottom of this new shape. Use the same process to create reflections on the feet. Good job! I think we are good now! :)

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