In this easy step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to draw a simple vector music illustration. Using a few basic shapes + a gradient and transparency tool is all you need to create a simple image like the one below.
Don't hesitate to use the tips and techniques below to create any other types of icons. Drawing cartoon images or simple icons isn't too difficult once you are comfortable using the transparency and gradient tool. Many simple and complex effects are created using these two simples tools.
First, draw the outline of your object. Use circles for the bottom part and rectangles for the upper part of the object. Then, fill the shape with a light blue color.
For the third step, add a gradient effect and make sure that the bottom part is darker. Next, add circles on top of the previous ones. These circles should be white and once you are done, apply a transparency effect on both circles (the bottom being almost invisible).
Complete your work on the circles by adding an oval shape on top of both circles. Add a little bit of transparency on your shape and make sure that the outlines are blurry. On the top part of the object, create a shape using three rectangles.
Then, color this shape in white and make the outline blurry. You can also add a transparency effect and make sure that the bottom is invisible. That's it! Your illustration should be finished and similar to the one available above! Nice work! :)