Illustrator Essay

920 Words Dec 8th, 2013 4 Pages
Create a Milk Bottle with a Funny Cow Label
Mar 16th in Illustration by Simona Pfreundner
In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a 3D milk bottle. We'll also cover how to create and apply a cute cow label to it. Let's have some fun with this one!

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Step 1
Open up a new document and draw a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M). Fill it with a gray to white to black linear gradient and set the gradient highlight towards the bottom.

Step 2
Select the Pen tool (P) and start drawing half of a bottle. We need
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Step 11
Select all black shapes and the cow outline, then select the Divide option in the Pathfinder Palette. Next, choose the Direct Selection tool (A) and start deleting all the overlapping black shapes.

Step 12
This is the main cow shape that we have so far. Let's move on to the other elements.

Step 13
Select the Pen tool (P) and start drawing an udder like shape. Fill it with a nice pink and set the stroke to black.

Step 14
Draw a tail like shape and add it to the cow. I kept it as simple as possible since I want to achieve a cartoon look.

Step 15
Go on and draw the face. It is a front on face so no need for difficult shapes. Fill the face with the same black spots as the body, just like we did in Step 9-11.

Step 16
Draw some funky looking hair on top and place it above the face shape. Then add some overly big eyes. I used circles here.

Step 17
Start adding the details to the eyes. We need an eye color (one circle) and a pupil (another smaller circle with black fill). Then add on top another white circle acting as a reflection. Repeat this with the second eye.

Step 18
Add some sickle shapes to the eyes.

Step 19
A cow needs some horns and some lips. Draw those shapes with the Pen tool (P). I filled them with a light pink.

Step 20
Add some nostrils and other details. After all the shapes have been added, the cow head should look similar to the image below.

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