Intro

What’s tastier than an iced doughnut with sprinkles? A whole plate of yummy cakes, that’s what. If you’re looking to create a series of characters based on a theme, what better one to sample than one of Aaron Miller’s delightful confections?

You’ll learn how to create the characters from scratch, including the thought processes and sketching help, as well as developing your own ideas. You’ll also learn some creative techniques in Illustrator to help give your characters some distinguishing attributes, as well as gaining new confidence with its much-feared Pen tool and the Pathfinder palette to create shapes.

You’ll need a scanner and a graphics tablet to do this tutorial but with a splash of imagination and a pinch of creativity you can cook up your very own delicious characters.

You also might just need to put a padlock on your biscuit tin for a while...

Time to complete

3-4 hours

Software

Adobe Illustrator

Project Files

(it’s free!)