25 Impressive Character Designs from Behance

Aug 14 2009 by Tyler Denis | 7 Comments

Character designs are used in an assortment of ways in the design and art industry, including t-shirt design, skateboard designs, on websites as the "face" of the company, and much more. There is a wide variety of styles for crafting characters, and we are going to look at some of them.

In this collection, we present 25 excellent character designs from 17 talented character/graphic designers, illustrators and artists from around the world, featured on the Behance Network.

Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball is a freelance illustrator and designer from little old Wales, which is tidily tucked away in a corner of the UK. You can check out his personal site called pokedstudio.

vectors eat toast too

vectors eat toast too

Leonardo Rodriguez

Leonardo Rodriguez is a freelance illustrator living and working in Barcelona, Spain.

EDITORIAL CARTOONS II

EDITORIAL CARTOONS II

CHILDRENS BOOKS

CHILDRENS BOOKS

Daniel Tur

Daniel Tur is a graphic designer, illustrator and character designer from Barcelona, Spain. Check out his MySpace page.

Illustrations.

Illustrations.

NIARK1

NIARK1 (aka Seb) is a French freelance graphic designer and illustrator (luckily) based in Paris. Check out this talented artist’s personal site at NIARK1.

Illustrations 4

Illustrations 4

Illustrations 2

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Jared Nickerson

Jared Nickerson is a 26-year-old illustrator based out of Seattle, WA. He has been in the industry for 5+ years and specializes in character, editorial, videogame, and art direction. J3Concepts is the name of his web space.

Super Mega Fun

Super Mega Fun

Pirate Radio Fan Club

Pirate Radio Fan Club

Tahitibot

Tahitibot

Morning Coma

Morning Coma

campa

campa is an illustrator, graphic designer, and character designer from Budapest, Hungary.

Illustrations (2008)

Illustrations (2008)

Anya Sokolova

Anya Sokolova is a character designer, illustrator and graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She has a personal site (in Russian) called plushbrush.ru.

Vintage girl

Vintage girl

A O

A O is a character designer, graffiti artist, graphic designer, and illustrator from Sofia, Bulgaria.

characters

characters

recent characters

recent characters

Torka

Torka is a designer, illustrator, and character designer from Montevideo, Uruguay.

Spooky friends

Spooky friends

Carucha!

Carucha!

Zutto

Zutto is a mid-20′s Moscow, Russia based illustrator. His personal site is called Zuttoworld.

kawaiii pikka

kawaiii pikka

Konstantin Shalev

Konstantin Shalev works with Illustration, Textile Design, Character Design. He’s 23 years old and is located in Russia. He graduated from the Kuban State University. He works for the PlatZkart Creative Union.

"Fruits and Nut"

"Fruits and Nut"

Supervixen

Supervixen is a Sydney based studio focused on creating a variety of worldwide projects with primary strengths art direction, motion graphic design, conceptual art & illustration.

Arnotts Shapes

Arnotts Shapes

The César Evangelista Bautista

The César Evangelista Bautista is an illustrator and character designer from Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico. Check out his studio’s site, called Kamikace Studio.

Character Design

Character Design

Francesco Muzzi

Francesco Muzzi is a graphic designer, typographer, illustrator from Firenze, Italy. His Flickr stream features many of his other works.

Older Illustrations

Older Illustrations

Berk Cankat

Berk Cankat is a character and graphic designer from Ankara, Turkey.

character designs

character designs

Maroto

Maroto, who runs the portfolio site, BambinoMonkey, is a 30 year old illustrator based in Madrid, Spain.

BambinoMonkey Portfolio

BambinoMonkey Portfolio

CANAL+ DCINE ID

CANAL+ DCINE ID

Michael Fuchs

Michael Fuchs is an illustrator, web designer and character designer from Hamburg-Altona, Germany. His site: juicefoozle.com.

centralzine contribution

centralzine contribution

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About the Author

Tyler Denis is a part-time freelance designer from Ashland, New Hampshire. He is also the creator/writer of the design blog Denis Designs/blog, a website dedicated to bringing quality tutorials and inspiration. You can follow him on Twitter or at his personal site, Denis Designs.

7 Comments

Dave

August 14th, 2009

Cool list. My favorite characters are all from http://www.creaturesinmyhead.com
The guy posts a new creature almost every day. Really talented stuff.

Danny

August 15th, 2009

Really nice selection, I love illustration! The 6th image is on a moodboard I recently made that’s on my wall!

Kelly Thomas

August 17th, 2009

Cool blog. I dig your site outline and I plan on
returning again! I just love finding blogs like this
when I have the time.

Kaplang

August 17th, 2009

really cool illustrations :) thanks

Eric Shafer

August 17th, 2009

Behance is such a great source of inspiration, some really cute characters here.

Ashely Adams

August 19th, 2009

This was another visual treat!i like Torka and Jared Nickerson. could you tell me where to find more of their art?

torka

October 17th, 2009

hey yo! torka here :D
I dind’t know about this post! XD
it’s so cool to find my stuff posted here, hahaha

thanks!!

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