Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a metal cooking pot using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the pot and creating the lid. In the beginning, you will learn how to create the main shape using basic tool, basic vector shape building techniques along with some Pathfinder options and Transform effects. The Blend options also play an important role in this tutorial along with the Clipping Mask and the Appearance palette. Let’s start!
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator
What will you get?
- Instant download of PDF e-book (37 pages, 41 steps)
- Comes with Ai file for easy reference
- Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice cooking pot
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 830 in the width box and 600 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 Pot
2. Start by drawing a 442px by 84p ellipse using the Ellipse Tool (L). Keep the ellipse selected and go to the Object > Transform > Transform Each. Follow the data as shown in the second image and click Copy. Replace the stroke color of the new ellipse with red.
3. With the use of Pen Tool (P), create a curved path as you can see in the first image below. Once your path is drawn, reselect it and go to the Object > Transform > Reflect. Set the Axis to Vertical and click Copy. Drag the duplicate that we have just created to the right. Don’t forget to hold the Shift key on the keyboard for straight dragging. Now focus on the fourth image, with the help of the Direct Selection Tool (A) along with the Shift key, select two anchor points highlighted with red of the two green paths and click on the “Connect selected end points” button from the Properties bar. Repeat the techniques for the two anchor points highlighted with blue.
4. Select the red ellipse and duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) it. Make sure that the duplicate is
still selected. Hold down the Shift key and click on the green object created in step 3.
Next open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Unite
button. Keep the resulting object selected. Hold down the Shift key and click on the
white ellipse, then make a duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them. Make sure that the
dupliates are still selected and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder palette.
Fill the resulting object with the linear gradient as shown in the fourth image and remove
the stroke of it, then send the resulting shape to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square
5. Select the red ellipse and go to the Object > Transform > Transform Each. Follow the data as shown below and click Copy. Fill the newly created ellipse with the linear gradient as shown in the second image and remove the stroke of it, then send the resulting shape to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).