I recently finished a fun project at work. For our newsletter, we were putting a segment in there about promotional items. Since we don’t have ideal lighting conditions or nice cameras at work, I had to redraw the promotional items in Illustrator. It was fun, but tedious. And I won’t lie, I really enjoyed it!
For all of the different pieces, I had to go about drawing them in a different way. For the shirt, I used the gradient mesh tool, the water bottles were just transparencies and blocks of color, and the rest of the items were a combination of the gradient mesh tool, gradients, and transparencies.
I’m most proud of the reflector. I had no idea how I was going to make something look textured like that and not fake. After spending a long time studying the patterns, I came up with a pattern that looked realistic. Fun!