Ben Camberos
Born in Tijuana B.C Mexico, I started drawing at a young age, in 1986 when I was 6 years old my dad asked me for drawings of little lulu comics in exchange for money, so I guess my dad became my first client. In 1998 I went to a film and animation course taught by Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutiérrez., that's when I knew that i wanted to be an illustrator/animator or something related. In 1999 I studied graphic design at a local university. Next thing I know, I was on my way to becoming a graphic designer. Once in college, I met several colleagues who motivated me to specialize in illustration and character design. When I finished school, I worked in several graphic design agencies and I was a freelance illustrator in my spare time. One day, when I decided that I wanted to be a full time illustrator and character designer. I resigned to my job and I laid my cards on the table… since then, I've been happy. Now I work on independent animation, children books and apparel, I have worked for Hard Rock Cafe, Giant, published on several art books and been invited to be part of an art show in Europe.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating Hero Versus Villain Character ArchetypesDesign and illustration
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    Learn the fundamental characteristics of creating heros and villains. While these characters are created in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial isn't focused on click by click software instruction. It instead set's out to teach you a fundamental process for conceptualizing and putting these characters together.Read More…
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    Create Cartoon Packaging with Colorful CharactersDesign and illustration
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    Learn how to take colorful character designs, vivid fruit vectors, and flowing elements to construct a packaging design aimed at kids. Kids love exciting, colorful, and super-happy designs, and we want to deliver on this.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Designing a Character’s LifespanDesign and illustration
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a character that spans a lifetime. We'll learn the features that define the various life phases of a character. We'll look at lines of action, shapes, and characteristics that define: childhood, teen, adulthood, maturity, and old age.Read More…
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    Creating a Caricature from a Photo ReferenceDesign and illustration
    This tutorial covers how to make a caricature image using a mix of photography and vector illustration. You will learn how to use a photo as reference, how to sketch a comic version of what you see, and how to successfully create a vector portrait with a clever twist.Read More…