Premium Tutorial: Vector Snow Globe

vector snow globe

Christmas is around the corner and in this illustrator tutorial you will learn how to draw a vector snow globe with a winter landscape and a small town inside. This is a great way to learn creative methods and tricks on how to use different brushes to create the snow look and the snowfall. Also by the end of it you will know how to draw a lodge, a snowman and I will explain my way of drawing a fir tree using a personalized fir-tree branch Art Brush.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (36 steps)
    • Detailed step by step tutorial
    • Learn to create snow globe
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference

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16. We will start by drawing the logs first. So take the Pen Tool and draw the log shape that you see below and fill it with a linear gradient using the colors: (R=93, G=69, B=35), (R=214, G=175, B=109) and a (R=93, G=69, B=35). Then adjust the angle so that the colors follow the length of the log like in the image.

To create the cross-cut shape, take the Ellipse Tool and draw an oval on top of the log then fill it with a radial gradient from (R=128, G=63, B=29) to (R=210, G=166, B=128).

17. Group the 2 shapes drawn above, multiply and place them on top of each other to form the front wall of the lodge. Duplicate this wall to form another group of logs for the back wall. Now take the Ellipse Tool and draw 2 shapes like the ones in the right and fill them using the same gradients from above to create some cross-cut pieces. Group the 2 shapes, multiply and place them like in the image:

18. The next step is to draw the roof of the lodge so take the Pen Tool and draw the first shape then the 2 narrow ones starting from the 3 corner points of the first shape. Do the same and draw 2 more.

19. Draw the back part of the roof in the same way and then place it on top of the 2 walls made earlier.

20. Next use the Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw the first rectangle at the bottom then multiply it and place all the others on top of each other to create the third wall. Adjust the shape of the last 3 rectangles by moving some of the points using the Direct Selection Tool so that it fits with the roof angle.

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About The Author: Diana Toma

I'm a graphic designer extremely passionate about my work. I discovered Illustrator a while ago and simply love it. Since then, it has kept me busy and active.

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  1. Gravtar for Catherine
    Catherine November 14th

    Great tutorial.That’s what I need to do for my xmas card design.

  2. Gravtar for Sabina Karimova
    Sabina Karimova December 31st

    I like this tutorial and I;d like to download source file but I can’t find it 🙁

  3. Gravtar for Sabina Karimova
    Sabina Karimova January 20th

    Hello, guys! 🙂
    Is anybody there? Any help, please 🙂

  4. Gravtar for Diana Toma
    Diana Toma January 20th

    This is a premium tutorial and you should be a premium member to get it I believe, so sign up and read more about it.

  5. Gravtar for Sabina Karimova
    Sabina Karimova January 29th

    @Diana Toma thanx for your reply and great tutorials! By the way, I’m a premium member 🙂 And I had downloaded it THREE times 🙂 And all that I have just Snow Globe.pdf file 🙁 Help me to get “Ai file for easy reference”, please!

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    Diana January 29th

    In this case only Tony can help you

  7. Gravtar for Sabina Karimova
    Sabina Karimova February 5th

    Many thanx to Diana Toma and Tony Soh :)!