Premium Tutorial: Mechanical Clock

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In this tutorial, we will explain the ways on how to illustrate a mechanical clock. This contains numerous parts and various-attractive illustrations. We will also use 3D tools in this tutorial. While this tutorial is a little long, you will certainly learn a lot of things.

So, let’s get started!

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Difficulty: Easy
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (21 pages, 58 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic Mechanical Clock

Tutorial Preview:


51. Make color bands, paint them with Gradient color and brighten both sides (Opacity=0). Put them on the locations where lighting would exist/reflect. In order to make it appear more realistic, go to Transparency Palette > Blending Screen.

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52. Draw a shape and blur it using Gaussian Blur. Put it at the top of the clock to create shadow and set Transparency Palette > Multiply, Opacity=76.

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53. Copy the created shape in step 48 and put it on the bottom left location to create the appearance of light coming from the left. Set the shape to Screen.

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54. Create the numbers from 1 to 12 as seen previously following steps 7-9.

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55. Remove the additional lines.

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56. Draw minute and hour handles and paint them as shown below.

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57. Add a shadow under the arms by using the Drop Shadow Tool.

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