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Creating a Kettle Illustration

Creating a Kettle Illustration

In this tutorial, you will learn how to illustrate a kettle. In the cases which an item has several curved parts and surfaces, you can use one of the following approaches: use a photo or place an object before your eyes, look at it and illustrate it. The illustration of steel lighting may be difficult, but it is not impossible. After study this tutorial, you will easily be able to do so. Let’s get started!

1. Use the Pentool to draw a kettle. Whenever required, modify line locations by using Select Direction tool and selecting the nodes of each sketch. Draw a sketch of the kettle’s body.

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2. Draw a band in the bottom.

 

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3. Complete the kettle’s base as shown.

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4. Draw a spout at the top.

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5. Draw the junction of the spout and body.

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6. Complete the kettle’s spout.

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7. To create the kettle’s input, draw a wide band at the top of kettle.

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8. Draw an ellipse as the lid at the top of kettle (as shown).

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9. Draw the kettle’s handle and notice how this perspective is more appropriate.

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10. Draw an on-off switch on the kettle’s handle.

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11. Draw an easy-open lid at the top of kettle.

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12. To complete step 11, copy the last draw key and put it in a smaller size.

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13. Select both objects by using Selection Tool, use Pathfinder from the Windows menu and Minus Front from the tool list and trim them until a band remains.

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14. Add required details at the top of the kettle.

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15. Fill the body with the colour (C=23, M=18, Y=18, K=0).

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16. Adjust the shape by using the Create Gradient Mesh tool from the Object menu. Paint every group of it separately (C=51, M=42, Y=42, K=7). Painting should be done in such a way that it forms the appearance of steel.

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17.Select the nodes located on the same path, top to bottom, and paint them (C=12, M=9, Y=10, K=0).

 

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18. Fill the right side of the body with colour (C=69, M=63, Y=62, K=59).

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19. Fill the middle of the body with colour (C=12, M=9, Y=9, K=0).

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20. Make some parts of the body, located on theright side, dark(C=62, M=55, Y=53, K=27).

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21. Make the left side of the body dark (C=71, M=65, Y=64, K=72). For colours that fix at their positions, paint a small zone and create nodes near them. Select the Mesh tool from tool box and click one time around that nodes which be limited.

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22. Make kettle’s handle dark.

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23. In order to improve the volume of the handle, draw a sketch on the handle. Use the gradient tool to white colour gradient incline to brightness.

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24. Blur it partially by Gaussian Blur tool from the Effect/Blur menu.

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25. For the volume of the handle to seem better, draw another sketch at top of the handle.

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26. Blur it, the same as in step 24.

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27. Draw another sketch under the handle and add a light with the Gradient technic to the curve of the handle.

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28. Blur it, the same as in step 24.

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29. If some parts of the kettle, such as the handle’s top are now hidden under new sketches, select it and use Object/Arrange Bring to Front command.

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30. Draw a new object near the switch and paint it.

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31. Create the shadow of the handle’s top by creating a new object and using the Gradientsetting to darken or brighten.

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32. Paint the bottom band (C=67, M=63, Y=60, K=49) and draw a white line in the middle of it.

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33. Increase the line thickness and thin two sides of it by using Variable With Profile window.

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34. Blur the line, the same as step 24.

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35. Fill the kettle’s base with black colour.

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36. Draw a new object in the middle of the kettle’s base and set it’s opacity in the appearance palette with Opacity=40.

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37. Make two sides of the object dark until it blurswith background.

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38. Paint the lip of the spout with the Gradient tool. Notice that you can use Gradient tool from the tool box after using gradient pallet and painting to correct its angle and location.

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39. Paint Inner lip and the junction of body to spout with Gradient.

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40.You can gradually remove the lines of the spout until the junction of spout and body seem better. If you take black copy and place that object under itself, a more natural shadow will appear.

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41. Fill the band of lid with Gradient tool

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42. Paint the top of lid with theGradientpalette.

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43. Paint around top hole by using the Gradient tool (as in previous steps).

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44. Fill the part of kettle’s top with black colour.

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45. Paint the top of the kettle using theGradient tool.

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46. To create shadow within the top hole, make an object and blur it as previously done in step 24.

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47. Draw a bright band and place it on the top of the kettle.

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48. Wherever required, you can add brightness to areas to create the appearance of the steel reflecting light (such as spout’s lip).

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49. As the reflection of light creates colours, make those colours by choosing varying appropriate numbers ofOpacity from the Appearancepalette. Then, draw a circle at the bottom and dark it.

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50. Blur it, again as previously done in step 24, to make a shadow which is located under the kettle, and then you’re done!

 

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