Rat Cartoon
(Advance Vector Tutorial)

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Learn how to draw a funny rat cartoon using a vector software! Even if rats are not the most popular animals on earth, they do have some exposure in movies and television. Indeed, many great movies and television series are featuring this simple cartoon animal.

In this drawing lesson, I will show you how to draw a cute cartoon rat using a vector software. I will also show you how to add nice shadows and reflections to enhance this funny little character. Don't hesitate to create your own rat and feel free to experiment with your software.

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

Rat cartoon
Rat cartoon

First, create the outline of your character using black lines. As you can see, the back legs are not visible for now. They will be created later using shadows. Once you are finished, apply a few basic colors to your illustration.

Step 2

Rat cartoon
Rat cartoon

Move on to the next step and select all the shapes of your rat cartoon. Select the gradient tool and apply some shadows on your illustration. Make sure that all shapes on the bottom are darker.

Step 3

Rat cartoon
Rat cartoon

Work on the eyes and add a few circles to create reflections on the eyes and the pupils. You can also create round patches behind the eyes to make them easier to read.

Step 4

Rat cartoon
Rat cartoon

Add a few shapes on the mouth and the stomach. For the mouth, make your shape darker on the bottom and add transparency to hide the line on the right. On the stomach, your shape must also be darker on the bottom and transparent on top.

Step 5

Rat cartoon
Rat cartoon

Repeat the same process for the arm and the head. However, the head must be light on top and transparent on the bottom. Nice job! A perfect rat cartoon that is cute, simple and funny!


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