You know that since we are talking about form, we’ll be diving into some 3D effects in this post! As we learn how to do digital art with form here we’ll not only explore the 3D effects, but also learn how to use gradients in illustrator to make some simple forms. 

If you’re looking for a simple illustrator project to get you started with forms, look no further! Check out the video tutorials below to learn some valuable skills. (NOTE:  I’ll be adding more in the future, so be sure to check back in!)

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Create Form in Illustrator - patterned sphere

Design a 3D Object Effect Illustrator Tutorial

Illustrator recently made an update to its 3D effects capabilities and there really aren’t many tutorials out there for it, so this tutorial uses 3D effects “classic style”. Use this one if you have an older version of Illustrator. If you have a newer version, I think this is still valuable to learn because a lot of tutorials are out there to explain how to do cool effects with the old method.

Digital Art Ideas for Beginners: How to Create Form in Illustrator - shapes into forms

Shading Objects In Adobe Illustrator CC

The other tutorial on this page shows you how to use the 3D tool in Illustrator, but I thought it would be a good idea to show you another way to go about making a shape into a form. The ideas presented in this tutorial are simpler than using the 3D tool AND they won’t slow down your computer. So if you have an older computer, this may be the tutorial for you! 

That pretty much wraps up how to create forms in Illustrator, though there’s so much more to learn! Keep practicing and trying new things to see what you can come up with! Get creative and I’ll see you in the next post!

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