Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a egg yolk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts: creating the egg white and the yolk along with the shells. You will start from the basic tools together with some vector shape building techniques. You will learn how to create the main shape of the egg white, yolk and the shells. Moving on, you will learn how to work with gradients and how to add effects for some of the shapes that make up your broken egg. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle highlights and shading, then how to add the illustration background for your artwork. So let’s begin!
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator
What will you get?
- Instant download of PDF e-book (29 pages, 45 steps)
- Comes with Ai file for easy reference
- Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic Egg Yolk
Create a New Document
1. Launch Illustrator and press (Ctrl + N) to create a New document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 783 in the width box and 763 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK.
Create the Egg White
2. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and use this tool to create a 636px by 450px object. Next, use the Pen Tool (P) to create two objects similar with the images below.
3. Once your objects are drawn, select the rectangle and remove it. Next, reselect the black object and fill it with the linear gradient as shown below, then reduce the Opacity of the resulting shape to 50%.
4. Draw another shape with the Pen Tool (P) similar with the image. Reselect the red
object created in step 2 and fill it with the linear gradient, then go to the Effect >
Stylize > Drop Shadow. Follow the data as you can see in the second image and then
click OK. Now select the blue object and fill it with the radial gradient. Keep the new
shape selected, go to the Effect > Stylize > Feather. Enter a 10px Radius and
click OK. Make sure that the resulting shape is still selected, go to the Effect > Texture
> Grain. Follow the data as shown in the final image and then click OK.
5. To add some details, first draw a curved path similar with the image. Fill this path with none, add a 2px stroke (R=218, G=208, B=171) and then apply the Width Profile 1 for the result. Keep the new object selected. Go to the Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Enter a 3px Radius and then click OK.
Create the Yolk
6. With the help of the Pen Tool (P), create an object as shown below. Once your object is
drawn, fill it with the radial gradient. Duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) the new shape and
move it 10px down and 4px to the right. Next, replace the existing color of the new
shape with the new radial gradient and go to the Effect > Texture > Grain. Follow the
data as shown in the third image and then click OK. Finally, apply a 7px Gaussian Blur
effect for the resulting shape.
7. Draw another object using the Pen Tool (P) and fill it with the radial gradient similar with the images below. Apply a 15px Gaussian Blur effect for the resulting shape, then press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) twice to hide it behind the yolk.