It is well known that the image of your website is very important for it well being, so, its very important to create it with style. It should fit your site’s discription and have some soul too.
Either way, I think that is very useful to know how to do it yourself.
The guys at Vector Tuts + wrote an interesting tutorial regarding how to create a vector mascot: how to create a mascot for your site that I’ve found very interesting and useful about how to make that happen. The characters can be used as a part of a logo, or simply as they are: as mascots on their own.
The usage of a mascot can be very helpful, because once you give your site an image, it will be remembered more rapidly by the once who visit it. Visual image is as important as air. This is why graphic designs of mascots are so important for one’s site.
As you could probably guess, the software used for such job is Adobe Illustrator. Using the basic tools of this and functions, creating a mascot becomes piece of cake, if you follow a few quick steps.
The tutorial on Vector Tuts + explains everything clearly and nice as it goes along. The first thing the tutorial tells us is to not forget to set out file to RGB, because of the nature of the content, and its a must that the character created should fit the site’s style or colors. You also have to keep in mind that the proportions of the character should be in order too.
For the creation of a graphic design vector, it is important that we use some nit tricks and follow some smart tips.
You can use either a tablet design tool or you can use a pencil and a piece of paper. The last one is defenetly more comfier, in many vector designer‘s opinion.
The original drawing will be transformed afterwords in a digital image and kept into a incipiant state until you are satisfied with its looks and attitude.
We strongly recommend you to read the whole article on how to make a mascot for your site on Vector Tuts+, and download from there the samples you need to understand the process.