How to Draw A Vector Star

Sponsored Links

Drawing a vector star might seem easy with all the tools available in a vector software. Indeed, you don't even need to create the basic shape yourself. Most vector software are now gifted with simple tools that will do the job for you!

So why a tutorial on how to draw a star with a vector application? Simply to give you a few tips on how to create nice shadows and gradient effects to make sure that your star is hot and fun to look at!

Step 1

vector star

First, create a star using the shape tool from your software. Color your star with a bright yellow color and create a thick outline that you can color with a darker tone of yellow.

Step 2

vector star

Next, use your gradient tool and add some depth to your shape. Make sure that the color of your outline is darker than the darkest color available inside your shape. Otherwise, some parts in the middle or on the bottom might be hard to read.

Step 3

vector star
vector star

Then, create another shape (you can clone the original shape and reduce it in size a little bit) and color this new shape in white. Use your transparency tool to make the bottom part almost totally invisible. See the black image on top above to have an idea of what the shape looks like when it's not applied on the star.

Step 4

vector star
vector star

Duplicate the last shape you have created and use a circle to cut this new shape like the one available on the black image above. This second reflection is perfect to create more volume on your star.

Step 5

vector star

Finally, you can add a small shadow below your vector star. Some vector software already have tools to create custom shadows. Otherwise, just create it yourself using a duplicate of the shape of your illustration. There you have it! A simple cartoon star filled with great effects created easily!


Go back to How to draw cool vector drawings
Go back from How to draw a vector star to home page





Latest additions

August 21 - How to draw a chicken
August 15 - How to draw a cat
August 14 - How to draw a cardinal
August 11 - How to draw a bunny
August 09 - How to draw a bulldog
August 07- How to draw a bird
August 06 - New section on Animals!
August 01 - How to draw a dolphin
July 24 - How to draw a dog
July 13 - How to draw a crab

New on drawingtoons

August 22 - How to draw a frog
August 16 - How to draw a clown
August 14 - How to draw a ghost
August 03 - How to draw snail
August 01 - How to draw a cowboy
July 31 - How to draw a penguin
July 26 - How to draw an octopus
July 25 - How to draw an alien
May 31 - How to draw a spider
May 15 - How to draw a dog