There is so much opportunity to create natural vector style illustrations. We have quite a few tutorials and resources on natural landscapes, beautiful aurora vistas, organic luscious fruit, nature inspired doodles, the elements of water, earth, fire, and more in this collection. This is a popular category on this site and across teh web. Bookmark this collection and set a goal to do so some of these tutorials, review the resources provided here, and improve your natural illustration skills.
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Our First Vector Pack Is Available Exclusively to PLUS Members
We recently launched the VECTORTUTS PLUS section of the site. This is the first of upcoming Vector Packs available exclusively to PLUS members. The design is based on the fluid concept of natural doodles and has a unique creative feel. Learn all about the new Pack of vector illustrations.
Make an Aurora Borealis Design in Illustrator
To recreate the light patterns of the Aurora Borealis you’d probably turn to Photoshop’s filters and effects. Use Illustrator however, and you’ll not only achieve a stunning end result, but you’ll also benefit from the flexibility of working with vectors. This is an intermediate level tutorial rewarding you with an attractive desktop wallpaper for your efforts!
Create an Attractive Arctic Landscape Environment in Illustrator
Establish a foundation on which to build more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills by completing this tutorial. We’ll cover how to use shapes and gradients to achieve a simple vector landscape environment with a frozen feel.
Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment
With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. I have done many projects recently that require a Green style applied to the design. In the following Illustrator tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.
Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine
In this tutorial, we’ll show the intermediate to advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a fairy-tale inspired magical vine that is shaped like a hand. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.
Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment
This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a dramatic landscape environment. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial, as the tutorial moves at a rapid pace.
Learn How to Create Realistic Vector Fire
For this tutorial, I wanted to do something simpler then my previous tutorials. This is not just a beginners tutorial though. This tutorial shows the simplicity and power that Illustrator possesses. In turn, this tutorial’s techniques can be applied to many other elements other than fire.
Create a Watercolor Vector Flower Illustration
Illustrator is great for creating sharp flawless lines and elements, but sometimes you want to create an illustration with some texture and depth. Watercolor paintings have great textures and depth, but when coupled with Illustrator it seems counterproductive to what the program was built for. You might think “Why not just do this in Photoshop?” Then you will miss out on all the wonderful things vectors have to offer, like scalability.
Create a Cool Water Ripple Effect in Illustrator
We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator to create this tutorial. A water ripple effect can easily be achieved using a radial gradient. Besides this, I will be showing you how to create realistic water droplets using the gradient mesh tool.
40 Stunning Vector Landscape Illustrations
As with traditional art forms, landscapes are also a popular focus in the digital world if vector art. This collection of 40 stunning vector landscapes showcases a range of illustrated scenery from talented artists and illustrators from around the web.
How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed Icon
Let’s learn how to make a unique RSS feed icon. This tutorial requires a familiarity with Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools as we’ll use the gradient mesh tool and make light use of Illustrators mapping feature.
Illustrate a Pair of Sweet Gradient Mesh Cherries
In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a pair of cherries solely with the Gradient Mesh tool. If you’re not familiar with the Gradient Mesh tool, then this is a great tutorial to learn how to start using it. You can create artwork with a semi-realistic to very realistic look with that tool. It can take effort to master, but it’s worth your time.