Walked into class expecting to show my characters’ families.
Instead we picked two toys/figurines and turned them into flat vectors, then into coloured ones.
^ I made a system of copying and pasting sections, uniting the paths, then expanding. Copying and pasting ensured that each section fit perfectly with the one above. This was a better idea than drawing it out our tracing with the pen tool.
Later…Gradient mesh magic for dimension ⌄ ^ I got practicing with the tool some more with this drawing. I figured out that I didn’t need to add an extra ellipse for a stronger highlight (like I’d done with my blob). I just needed to add more mesh points at a closer proximity.
The second object, which I thought would be simpler to make, actually turned out to be TONS harder than the first one.
Now that I’ve listed the steps like that, it sounds easy. It wasn’t. Take my word for it. It wasn’t. Really.
Ended with these: