Video Tutorial: Vector Hipster Character in Illustrator

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Illustrator constructing a cool bearded hipster character out of simple vector shapes. Using basic shapes not only makes the process much easier, it also gives your artwork that trendy stylized look that’s popular with pro illustrators.

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  1. That’s a really cool bearded guy! Yes, indeed sometimes just using simple shapes to construct a vector character will make it appealing with a unique look. Similar principle with the monoline design of some logos and icons. I love the trick you use to create the beard. I haven’t yet mastered the blend tool, so your method of using that arc with blend tool inspires me!

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  2. Loved it! Just getting to know illustrator and looking forward to making some investing characters using this tutorial! Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for this demonstration so funny and professional ! :)
    I discovered your website this week and I like your job.
    Besides, I enjoy of your video to train me to understand the english language ahah :P

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  4. Chris, I was hoping to tackle this to learn a bit more Illustrator. The rounded corner widgets are NOT in CS6, so I’m kind of stymied. the scissors tool is not very friendly.
    Looking forward to the next tut.

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