Premium Tutorial: Vector Bird Nest

vector bird nest

Creating a bird nest with eggs in Illustrator is a fun and easy project through this step-by-step tutorial. You will also learn how to create complex gradients using the Gradient Mesh Tool. At the end of this tutorial, you will gain insight on using the Mesh tool effectively, creating symbols and adjusting colors as you please. Let’s get started.

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Difficulty: Advanced
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

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    • Instant download of PDF e-book (38 pages, 134 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic bird nest

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Drawing Branches

105. Using the pen tool, draw some branches as shown below.

vector bird nest

106. Continue drawing with the pen tool.

vector bird nest

107. Continue creating shapes as shown in the following images.

vector bird nest

108. Next, go to Filter > Color > Adjust colors. Use the values shown below.

vector bird nest

109. Add some color-adjusted leaves below. Do this process to create a shadow effect. Add some dark gradient effect to the branches as well.

vector bird nest

110. Add a little brown gradient effect on the branch.

vector bird nest

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Hi, I'm Afsal. I specialized in multimedia and animation and programming. I started my digital life before 5 years with the basic graphic designing course. When I finished it, I felt nothing covered. I continue to study more and more, improving my knowledge every day. Now I'm a self employed person with the high end skill in graphic design, oil painting, water color, pencil drawing, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D architectural visualization, Interior and exterior design, landscape design, print media design, calligraphy design, interface design, concept design, logo design, web design, web development etc. I have the knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, Corel draw, Page maker, 3Ds Max, Maya, Autocad, Flash, Dreamweaver, Vray, Zbrush, Adobe premiere pro, After effects, etc. And knowledge in HTML,CSS,Javascript, XML, Actionscript, C, Visual basic, PHP, Mysql, Ajax, Asp, etc. I'm now doing and working as freelancer for any multimedia work.

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  1. Gravtar for Laura Mcallister
    Laura Mcallister January 16th

    Download doesn’t seem to work. I just get a ‘404 not found’.