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101 Delightful Dribbble Character Illustrations for Inspiration

It’s no secret that we here at Design Shack are huge fans of Dribbble and the awesome community of designers that actively upload their work to the site.

Today we tip our hats to some of the wonderful illustration artists in the Dribbble community with a showcase of over one hundred amazing and quirky character illustrations. In this post you’ll find everything from angry monsters to beloved cereal mascots and beyond (Apple fans will find a special treat at the end of the post!). Let’s take a look!

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Work in Progress

My favorite thing about Dribbble is that designers and artists often upload some in-process shots so that you can get a glimpse behind the scenes and learn about how they work. Here are some shots that show are either unfinished or compare the finished product with some initial sketches.

Scott Shriner Muppet by Chad Syme

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Gator Mascot by Mark Lester Jarmin

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Broken Lines: Vampire part 2 by Tom Pappalardo

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Anna Cross by Brian Carroll

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Dracula by maxriffner

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My new sidebar item by Ricardo

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Tutorial by Ricardo de Zoete

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Caricature Sketch by Gordon Clines

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The Bad Witch by Rob Jacobs

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Retro

Who doesn’t love retro illustrations? Here are some of my favorite shots that take you back to simpler times.

Character Icons by Brad Woodard

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Toucan Sam by Matt Kaufenberg

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Cleveland Browns by Andrew Harrington

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Abraham Lewis – Jr. Spaceman by Matt Kaufenberg

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Lil’ creature v2 by Jason Gammon

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Smoke Signals by Giorgio Cantù

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You Learn ABC! by Giorgio Cantù

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Cap’n Crunch vs Soggy Squid by Matt Kaufenberg

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Vintage Propeller Illustration by Maleika E. A.

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Lee Jackson by Roy Smith

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The Dark Side

Here are some shots for those who want to get in touch with their inner evil. These characters are either creepy, angry or both. Come back and take a look the next time you need to create a character who might not be so friendly.

Klown by Gregbo Watson

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Halloween by Louis D. Wiyono

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Kangaroo Bandit by Matt Kaufenberg

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Trick Or Treat by Gregbo Watson

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Don’t Feed The Bears by Ryan Nasipak

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Uncomfortable Guy by Jesse Nivens

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Wolfmans Got Nards by Dave Perillo

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IT Nerd Zombie by Arran McKenna

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Angry Beaver by Michal Pechardo

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Back Off! We’re Migrating by Glen Southern

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Eyes wide open by Nate Guerra

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Miscellaneous

Superhero by Jonas Strandell

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Dribble Corgan by Pablo Moreno Calles

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Thomas Edison Character by Chris Engler

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Pirate by Ryan Boyle

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Final Vector by Matty Bruning

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SEO Monster by .Gregory

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Spinelli by Vic Bell

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Switch (Card Game Cover) by Mathieu Beaulieu

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Dragon by Ricardo de Zoete

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Hillbilly Beach Bum Cartoon Character Vector Art by George Coghill

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Tub Gator by Bob Ostrom Studio by Bob Ostrom

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Cartoon Kid by Hannes Roets

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Mr. Clantern & The Lanterns by Jordan Henderson

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Paul Bunyan by Kyle Jones

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Enfants du Feu poster 2011 2 by Monsieur Maltais

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Jester by Mark Lester Jarmin

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Congrats! by Christopher Lee

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VM Avatar Guess Who by Ryan Putnam

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Peerfly NY by Sergio Ordonez

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Lumberjack v2 by Evan Dinsmore

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Wicked Good Grammah’ by Jesse Rand

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Golem Mascot by Mark Lester Jarmin

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PGP Wars Poster by Dennis Salvatier

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Sales Factory spread by Jake Page

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Football Fanatic Update by Matt Kauzlarich

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Call Of The Wild Child by Simon Oxley

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Tiger Mascot by Louis D. Wiyono

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Squid by bas

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Super Pose by Louis D. Wiyono

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Spaceman by Christophe Schmitt

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Kiddie Lion Golfer by Mark Lester Jarmin

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Animated Illustration Process by DÓRI

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Self Portrait by Thomas McGee

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Dude-Style by Aaron Scamihorn | RONLEWHORN

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Patch by Joey Ellis

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Donny by Joey Ellis

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Serviceman by Jeffrey Devey

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Yes! We Have No Bananas by Rob Jacobs

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Crusader by Ed Booth

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Face by Düne

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Toy Story Aliens: “The Claw!” by Callum Chapman

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Sand Slides DELUXE 05 by Sergio Ordonez

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Eggstravaganza Progress by Anthony Stamey

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Pokermania 02 by Sergio Ordonez

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X ball by Mark Gervais

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Daillly wallpaper by The-Woolly

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Back Pain by Geri Coady

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Junior, the Octopus by David Lispet | LoopyMind

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Katrin by Daniel Keller

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Lost in the Wrong Part of Town by Matthew J Luxich

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Comic Project #1 by Andrew Power

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Sandwich by Alan Oronoz

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Absnow by Lindsey Kellis Meredith

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Circus Elephant (Personal Work) by Chris Sandlin

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Turtle by Ricardo de Zoete

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Cloudgator by Ricardo de Zoete

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Self Portrait by Andrew Power

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The Stargazer by Chad Albers

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Great Bearded Reef – Octopus vs. Seamonkey by Dino Henderson

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Robots by Rob McClurkan

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Bassist by Matt Hamm

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Party time for the inquisitive little monster by Ben Gillbanks

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Steve Jobs

In honor of the recent passing of the father of modern computing, the Dribbble community reached out in their own way and bid a fond farewell. Here are some shots that pay homage to the great Steve Jobs, each highlights a different part of Jobs’ personality and life.

Steve Jobs by Michael B. Myers Jr.

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Steve Jobs in memory. You rocked! by shuks

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Steve Jobs cartoon sketch by Kris Black

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Steve Jobs by Brad Colbow

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Steve Jobs Tribute by Christophe Schmitt

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RIP Steve Jobs by david flanagan

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Steve by micronaut

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One of the greatest CEOs the world has ever seen by Case Sandberg

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iAppreciated by henriquefoca

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Which Is Your Favorite?

The 101 fantastic illustrations above represent the pool of incredible artistic talent present in the design community today. I will never cease to be amazed by those who can bring their imaginations to life in this manner.

Now that you’ve seen our huge collection of crazy characters, leave a comment below and let us know which one is your favorite!