In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw vector cars using a simple step-by-step process. Each step is displayed in three parts: the first one shows you the original shape without any gradient or transparency effect.
The second step is made of the same parts, but with all effects on them. Finally, the third step shows you what it looks like on the car itself.
The goal is to show you how to create nice shadows and transparency effect on a vector drawing involving cars. In this case, I use the image of a toy to create my vector drawing.
First, create the outline of the car and fill your image with a nice color like red. I have used a darker tone of red to create the outline of my object.
Next, let's add the wheels on our vehicle. Notice that I have also added a small red part next to each wheel to give more volume to my car.
OK! Let's work on the inside of our drawing. In this step, a couple of lines are added inside the car to add more details and define some areas like the door, the hood and the lights.
Then, I have created a few shapes that are placed at the same spot where I will add the windows later. These new shapes will serve as outlines for the windows.
Now it's time to create the windows and the front bumper. Windows are colored with a gradient fill, but you don't need to use transparency to create a nice effect.
To make sure that our car will look as realistic as possible, we need to add some shadows all over the drawing. These are small, but dark shadows that you should add to the areas that are well-defined and almost hidden.
In this final step, you will add big (but smoother) shadows to every large area of the car. These shadows are made with both transparency and gradient fill effects.
That's it! Now you know how to create cool vector cars using only a few basic shapes and some imagination and creativity!
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