Author Archives: Nataliya Dolotko

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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How to Create School Supply Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThe summer break is over, and it’s back to school time! Did you know that the school year starts at different times in different countries around the world? In my childhood, the Ukrainian school year began on 1 September. In Germany, where my daughter used to attend school, it started in the…

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How to Create a Hanging Monkey Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you know the difference between monkeys and apes? Monkeys have tails, but apes don’t. Did you know that yawning is a sign of aggression in monkeys? So when you spot a yawning monkey, don’t expect it to fall asleep—it might just pounce on you. Or better yet—take a banana with you…

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How to Create a Coloring Book Style Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThese days when you enter bookstores, craft stores, or even grocery stores, you can easily find a section of coloring books for adults. Did you ever think about creating your own coloring page? I am telling you; it’s really fun. 
We will create a set of houses together, and you’ll learn some tricks…

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How to Create Easy Kawaii Animals in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDrawing Kawaii animals is always fun. But this is much more fun—you can let free your imagination and creativity. 
In this tutorial, you will see how fun and easy it is to make different Kawaii animals from one figure. By following all the steps, you will learn how to use the warp…

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How to Create a Peach Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIt’s official—summer has arrived! In many countries around the world, this time of year is associated with a view of the beach with palm trees around it. In my country, summer is associated with seasonal fruits such as peaches.Today, I would like to invite you to draw a sweet, juicy peach by…

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How to Create a Floral Anchor Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you’ll learn to create a floral anchor illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We will use simple forms, and you’ll learn how to move individual anchor points using the Direct Selection Tool, Warp Effects, and Warp Tool. We will also create a special brush to draw a rope. I hope that…

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How to Create a Simple Geometrical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating In this Quick Tip tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a simple and trendy geometrical pattern, the quick and easy way. First, we will create a special repeating shape, and then we will move this object using the Smart Guides tool. In the end, we will have a pretty…

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How to Create a Honeybee on a Honeycomb in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating”According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.” (quote from Bee Movie).In…

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How to Create Nature-Inspired, Decorative Arrows in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create fancy, decorated arrows. We will use basic shapes and then apply Warp, Roughen, and Zig-Zag effects. You will also learn how to create different feathers from basic shapes.Before we begin, you can check out Envato Market for more inspiration. I promise that you’ll…

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How to Create Spring Flowers From Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to my unusual tutorial, which mixes an Illustrator tutorial and a bit of botany. You will learn how to draw four different spring flowers using basic shapes, some warp effects and moving anchor points. You will also learn the botanical names of their parts. You won’t have to make any sketches…

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How to Create a Cute Spring Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingBelieve it or not, spring is almost upon us! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an adorable rabbit delivering a bouquet of tulips just using basic shapes. You’ll also learn to recolor the flowers in one easy step. Once you finish, you will have a lovely spring illustration on…

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