Jakubs | November 4, 2022

How to draw Little red riding hood with basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Would you like to draw Little red riding hood character in Adobe Illustrator? Let's vectorize this adorable character. In addition to using the Rectangle Tool (M), the Ellipse Tool (L), and the Polygon Tool, you will also utilize the Pen Tool (P). For those learning the fundamental tools of Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial is excellent. The steps are listed below.

1. First, make the face.

Step 1

First, let's create a new document. Then, using the Ellipse Tool, we'll draw a circle (color R=223, G=178, B=139) (L). Shift must be pressed and held in order to create a good, even circle. This is going to be the face of a little girl.

2. Add the eyeballs.

Step 1
The eyes come next. Use the Ellipse Tool (L) and the eye-shaped circle (R=242, G=242, B=242) to create the eye. Little Red Riding Hood will appear more childlike if an eye is placed lower on the face.

Step 2
Create two additional circles as seen in the illustration below. These represent the eye's pupil (R=84, G, B, 36) and a highlight (R=255, G, B, 255).

Step 3
Using the Pen Tool, draw the eyelashes now (P). Use a shade of brown that matches the eye's pupil. To complete the first eyelash, reverse the direction of the Pen Tool.

Step 4
Draw the second eyelash further, then the third. Don't forget to finish by closing the path.

Step 5
The eyelashes are now there, however they are located above the eye. Simply move it underneath the eye circles in the Layers panel after moving them closer to the eye.

Step 6
We'll just make another eye right now. Right-click the mouse on an entire eye with eyelashes (but not a face). Select Reflect > Transform. You will be prompted to enter the axis of your reflection in a dialogue window that will open. Verticle must be selected, then press Copy. Maintaining the second eye's selection, move it to the right side of the face.

Step 7
eye alignment Right-click the mouse while selecting two eyes, then choose Group (Ctrl + G). Holding the Shift key while continuing to select, choose a face as well. Press Horizontal Align Center in the Align panel (Window > Align).

3. Form the mouth.

Step 1
Color the circle pink (R=235, G=122, B=121).

Step 2
While holding down Shift and Alt, slightly raise this circle. Shift and Alt buttons are used to move straight ahead and duplicate an object, respectively. Select Minus Front in the Pathfinder panel. You now possess a mouth.

Step 3
Put her mouth on her face.

4. Add cheekbones.

Step 1
Let's start by adding some red cheeks, which are a wonderful sign of youth and being outside in the fresh air. So let's sketch the blushing cheeks! Create an ellipse (color R=223, G=160, B=133) using the Ellipse Tool (L).

Step 2
Left-rotate the ellipse.

5. Design the hair.

You'll need the Pen Tool (P) and the fill colors R=135, G=83, and B=65 for Step 1. Draw something similar to the example below.

Step 2: Keep drawing. Of course, if you'd like, you can draw a different haircut.

Step 3: Let's give the hair some highlights. Use the Pen Tool (P) once more, and fill the canvas with R=144, G=96, B=77.

Make a couple more in Step 4. Draw the highlights directly over the hair for greater convenience.

6. Make the cape and hood.

Step 1
First, the hood. To replicate the face from behind, select the face and press Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + B. Keep the new circle chosen and make it slightly larger than the face by selecting the fill color R=204, G=72, and B=69.

Step 2
Pick the top anchor on the hood using the Direct Selection Tool (A). Then, on your keyboard, hit the key up a few times.

Step 3
Choose red for the cape's hood (you can use the Eyedropper Tool for this) (I). After that, choose the Pen Tool (P) and draw a form as seen in the below image.

Step 4
Right-click your mouse after selecting this shape with the Selection Tool (V). Select Reflect > Transform. Select Vertical reflection from the dialogue box that appears and press Copy. The image you see will be the same.

Step 5
Place the cape over Little Red Riding Hood's head.

Step 6
Select the fill color R=242, G=118, and B=140, then draw the same shape as seen in the image below using the Pen Tool (P). By adjusting the anchors, you could also make this form using the Ellipse Tool (L). Dress, that is. Using Ctrl + X and Ctrl + B, arrange a dress over it and tuck it behind the cape.

It's done! If you'd like, you could make a pale pink square and put it in front of your character to provide a lovely backdrop. Hope you enjoyed it.