Premium Tutorial: Cordless Drill

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a cordless drill in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, we’ll be using basic tools (Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L), Rounded Rectangle Tool…) and some techniques (Offset Path, Blend, Clipping Mask…). Moving on, you will learn how to cleverly use the Gaussian Blur effects and how to add depth to your shapes using complex gradients or blending options. So let’s get started!

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (55 pages, 130 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice cordless drill

Tutorial Preview:

Draw the Body of the Drill

1. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and use this tool to create 110px by 140px object.

cordless drill

2. While the newly created object is selected, go to Object > Transform > Scale. In the Scale dialog box, check the Uniform and enter 85% in the Scale box, then click Copy. Next, move the copy 8px to the left. Duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) the two newly created objects and hide the copies (Ctrl +3).

cordless drill

3. Fill the two remaining objects with the linear gradient.

cordless drill

4. Select the two results and go to Object > Blend > Blend Options. Enter the data as shown below and click OK. Next, go to Object Menu > Blend > Make (Ctrl +Alt +B).

cordless drill

5. Open the Character Palette (Window > Type > Character) and then set the data as shown below. Pick the Type Tool (T) and use this tool to create the texts: “2”, “4”, “6”. Finally, place these texts to the correct positions as shown below.

cordless drill

6. Select the “6” object and go to Object > Transform > Rotate. Enter a 125° angle and click OK. Rotate the “4” object in an angle of about 90°. Continue to rotate the “2” object in an angle of about 35°.

cordless drill

7. Reselect the “6” object and go to Object > Transform > Shear. Check the Vertical option and enter a 15° angle in the Shear box and click OK. Do the same to shear the “2” object (but enter a -15° angle in the Shear box).

cordless drill

... end of preview. Sign up for premium membership to read the whole tutorial!

premium content lock

Scroll to Top