Author Archives: Nataliya Dolotko

How to Create 10 Mini Pug Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create ten adorable pugs in Adobe Illustrator. If ten is too much for you, feel free to only make one of the pugs. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a professional illustrator to do this. With this tutorial, it will all be…

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How to Create an Oktoberfest Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you know about Oktoberfest in the Bavarian region of Germany? It’s a huge celebration from the middle of September until the beginning of October. The celebration started from the royal wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The wedding was in October, so that’s why the name of the celebration is…

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How to Create a Paisley Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAccording to Wikipedia, the Paisley pattern is a design using the buta or boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian origin. In the modern world you can find this shape in the patterns of bandanas (check out these interesting bandana patterns on GraphicRiver).According to paisleypower.com:Ancient Babylon in present day Iraq is claimed…

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How to Create a Sloth Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an adorable sloth illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We will be using simple shapes and different tools and effects such as the Warp Tool, Width Tool, Smooth Tool, and Warp Effects to create it. This tutorial is actually a collaboration with Monika Zagrobelna, where…

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How to Create a Cute Cartoon Tiger Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDid you know that July 29th is International Tiger Day? According to Days of the Year, Tiger Day aims to protect and expand tigers’ habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a cute tiger illustration. I’m sure by now, all my…

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How to Create a Set of Dental Care Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingProbably all of us know the very common saying that health is wealth. We all understand and keep in mind how true this saying is, but we often need some motivation or a reminder to live a healthy life. One of the basic requirements for being healthy is daily hygiene. In this tutorial…

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How to Create an Adorable Rain Boot With Daisies in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingHave you ever heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers?” This phrase has been on my mind lately, so I decided to create a spring illustration! Iowa is still pretty chilly, so I hope this illustration will bring home some warm spring breezes. Today, we will create a rain boot full…

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How to Create a Spring Cleaning Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingEach spring, women in my home country Ukraine make an unusually hard cleaning of the whole house. Usually a woman is rated how good of a hostess she is according to the cleanliness of her house, shining windows, and how good of a cook she is. Today, we will create some cleaning…

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How to Create a Decorative Spring Floral Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSpring has arrived! Let’s greet this amazing season with a beautiful lettering illustration. Of course, we’ll add some floral decorations, love, passion, and creativity! Today, you’ll learn how to create digital writing in Adobe Illustrator to make some elegant lettering with floral elements for our gentle, ornamental composition. Ideally, it would be…

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How to Create a Cafe Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingEverybody has their own way of relaxing and enjoying their life. One of my favorite times of the day is taking a sip of morning coffee—this is pretty much the only time when I can sit back and read some books because once that time’s over, I’m in my Wonder Woman gear…

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How to Create a Valentine’s Piglet Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we’ll go through the process of creating a lovely illustration for Valentine’s Day. We’ll create an adorable piglet angel character, which you can later even turn into another animal. You may want to browse GraphicRiver to see different characters and be inspired!We will use basic shapes and apply various effects…

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How to Create a Vintage Doily Frame With Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’re into retro flower illustrations, this tutorial will definitely catch your attention. Today we’ll create a vintage frame by using basic shapes, the Warp Tool, and a Scatter Brush. You will learn how to create pansies and the laced doily. In the end, you’ll get a very romantic illustration! Have you…

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How to Draw a Fox Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, I will share a few tips which I use in my drawings quite frequently. We’ll get to sketch an object first and later add more details by using a brush to finalize the image. I’ll be using a pen tablet in today’s tutorial (if you’re curious, I’ll be using…

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How to Create a Unicorn Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingA new request from one of our readers—a unicorn illustration!As with all my tutorials, I want to show you that creating cute illustrations does not necessary require usage of complicated tools and extraordinary knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. Today we’re going to make a unicorn illustration using basic shapes. We will use the…

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How to Create a Vintage Pharmacy Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you ever get a chance to visit the city of Lviv in West Ukraine, you must visit the first Lviv pharmacy, which was established in 1735! During my studies at Lviv University, I had a chance to visit this beautiful old pharmacy and museum. Reminiscing about it recently, I was inspired…

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How to Create a Set of Kawaii Halloween Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingTrick or treat! Most of the time when people talk about Halloween, the first things that pop up in their minds are scary and gory characters and images. However, let me tell you—Halloween can also be cute and funny. Recently, after the publication of my tutorial on drawing kawaii animals, I got…

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How to Create a Trio of Succulents in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingBeautiful, easy, and low maintenance—it is no wonder that succulents have become a fad recently. Their beautiful aesthetics play an essential decorating element in interior designs and make for an awesome Instagram post. Do you know how to propagate succulents? It’s quite simple. Tear one leaf, dry it for a few days,…

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