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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Illustrate Vector Crocus Flowers

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration/ Comments: 0
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How to Illustrate Crocus Flowers in the Snow

This work is a common project created together with Iaroslav Lazunov and Alexander Egupov. Do you love flowers? We think that nobody says: "No” in answer to this question. All of us like the tenderness and elegant beauty of a flowers’ leaves and buds. We love Roses and Daffodils, Daisies and Snowdrops, Water Lilies and Lilies of the Valley, and of course, Crocuses, which spring after the snowy and frosty winter. Learn how to create Crocuses in Illustrator.

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Tutorial Details

  • Program:Adobe Illustrator CS3 - CS5;
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours

This Quick Tip is Filled with Professional Creative Instructions

You can view some key images from this tutorial below.

Now grab the Direct Selection Tool (A) in order to use it for moving the mesh nodes as shown.
Convert the rectangle into a mesh, then change the colors of the mesh nodes in order to reproduce the light distribution.
Select this blend and go to the Stroke palette in order to increase the Stroke Weight.
Grab the Lasso Tool (Q) and select the top anchor points of both paths.
Use meshes in order to illustrate the back part of the snow. Give heed to a thawed patch in the center of the snow.
Grab the Paintbrush Tool (B), and while the Scatter brush is selected in the Brushes palette, sketch a path similar to the one shown.

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