Premium Tutorial: Vector Bird Nest

vector bird nest

Creating a bird nest with eggs in Illustrator is a fun and easy project through this step-by-step tutorial. You will also learn how to create complex gradients using the Gradient Mesh Tool. At the end of this tutorial, you will gain insight on using the Mesh tool effectively, creating symbols and adjusting colors as you please. Let’s get started.


Difficulty: Advanced
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (38 pages, 134 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic bird nest

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Drawing Branches

105. Using the pen tool, draw some branches as shown below.

vector bird nest

106. Continue drawing with the pen tool.

vector bird nest

107. Continue creating shapes as shown in the following images.

vector bird nest

108. Next, go to Filter > Color > Adjust colors. Use the values shown below.

vector bird nest

109. Add some color-adjusted leaves below. Do this process to create a shadow effect. Add some dark gradient effect to the branches as well.

vector bird nest

110. Add a little brown gradient effect on the branch.

vector bird nest

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