Asher Benson
I'm a Freelance Vector Artist specializing in brain bleeding color since 2005. Adobe Illustrator and I have had a bumpy start to our relationship, but with a little time and a lot of patience, we've had eight successful years and have rendered many brilliantly colored children together. As a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY as of 2006, I've earned my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Traditional Animation. If you're looking through my website, you'll find links to all of my social media sites, including DeviantART which I've been a proud member of since 2005.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    So You Want to Join an Art Contest? 400x277
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    In this article, several contest goers share why they do what they do and what motivates them to go above and beyond with their competitive spirits set ablaze. I hope you're as fired up about contests as we are!Read More…
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    How to Vector the Team Awesome Mascot in Adobe IllustratorVector mascot 400x277b
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    In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to render your own little mascot, using an awesome sketch created by the ever-creative Monika Zagrobelna. This was a collaborative project, so you'll want to see how this little guy came into existence.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe IllustratorBabytigerpreview
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    Are you a fan of tigers as much as I am? If so, you might have heard of the rare and appropriately named Golden Tabby Tiger, also known as a Strawberry Tiger. In this tutorial we'll go through the step-by-step process to make our own cute little bundle of golden fur.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Lisa Frank Inspired Colourful Pegasus in Adobe IllustratorRainbow pegasus preview
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    Are you an avid lover of things that are chock full of color and assaulted with buckets of glitter? This tutorial will show the step by step process of bringing a little horse with wings from drab to fab. Hold on to your crayons, ladies and gentlemen, and bring your sunglasses as we take flight and soar into another prismatic adventure.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Yoga Goddess Illustration in Adobe IllustratorIndian%20lady 400x277
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    As the music begins to play, a soft breeze fills the space with the undeniable smell of Magnolia blossoms. She gracefully enters and begins a “tree pose” with her hands in Namaste form. Our female figure is inspired by the Indian culture for its gorgeous use of color and the grace of its yoga formations. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey as we retrace, step by step to enlightenment. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Your Own Terrifying Monster Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator Were bunny preview
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    Orifice was once the sole companion of a young girl with just a little too much time on her hands, and a few too many books of varying subjects at her disposal. One fateful evening, she came across her beloved pet, torn and twisted from a vicious animal attack. Unable to accept her fuzzy, woodland creature's demise, she quickly got to tinkering and unearthed a new and improved version. In this tutorial, we will "retrace" her steps and recreate Orifice as a monster of epic proportions. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Haunting, Dia De Los Muertos Illustration Using Adobe IllustratorDay of the dead lady preview400
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    In this tutorial, we'll go through the step by step process of creating your very own "Lady of the Dead" just in time for November. Hopefully the process will fill your heads with fantastically spooky ideas with a touch of tradition. This happens to be one of my favorite festive occasions to illustrate, and I'm so happy that I get to share my latest with all of you. Happy Vectoring Everyone!Read More…
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    How to Create an Alice in Wonderland Themed Stencil in Adobe IllustratorTwinkle twinkle preview400
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    In this tutorial we'll make a fun and very simple stencil that we can use on a variety of surfaces which includes t-shirts, walls, and canvas bags. The possibilities only end with your imagination. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I'll create a mouse in a tea cup design in Adobe Illustrator and prepare it ready to be used as a stencil.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a 70s Diner Vector Illustration in Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial, we will learn step by step, how to create a 70s inspired waitress balancing serving trays loaded with tasty summer fast food in Adobe Illustrator. Summer maybe warm, but "hot eats and cool treats" will certainly hit the spot.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Romantic Scene to Remember in Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial, we will learn step by step to create a romantic scene that you won't soon forget. Think of the worst date you could possibly have, even though everything was planned perfectly and add a proposal as the cherry to top it all off. We'll explore each of these unforeseen events thoroughly, and utilize premade patterns that can be found here on Vectortuts+. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Punk Nouveau Mermaid in Adobe IllustratorAsher tut mermaid punk nouveau mermaid preview
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    In this tutorial, we'll walk through the step by step procedure of making a mermaid with an affinity for all things punk rock and sold at your local Hot Topic or Spencer's.  From her Hello Kitty belly button ring to her wild and untamable quaff of blue-green hair, you'll be exploring the mind blowing world of color and form that is vector. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Centaur Girl using Blurs in IllustratorAsher tut centaur2 centaur girl preview
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    In this tutorial we'll be exploring the frosty outdoors in hopes of catching up to the elusive Centaur Girl.  Step by step, we will construct not only her surroundings, but her endlessly curly hair.  Using a very minimal color palette, we'll encourage our berry picking magical creature to emerge from the screen within a few short hours.Read More…