3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator


3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Today, we will learn about how to draw a fur  in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Pencil Tool, Ellipse Tool, Blend Tool and Roughen Effect to create 3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s begin with the tutorial by creating a new document in Adobe Illustrator. Now, follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select Pencil Tool and draw a shape on the artboard. Give that shape a Stroke color and turn off the Fill color.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now, select the Ellipse Tool and draw a small circle. Fill that circle with white and black gradient.
Create a duplicate copy of the circle and keep some distance between both the circles.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Select both the circles and press Alt + Ctrl + B to make a Blend. Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel to open the Blend Options dialogue box. Now increase the Specified Steps and decrease the Specified Distance in the dialogue box.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

With the help of Selection Tool and Shift Key, select the blend and the shape. Now click on Object in the Menu Bar and place the cursor on Blend. Then select Replace Spine.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Select the Direct Selection Tool and click on the bottom circle.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Now, select the Selection Tool and reduce the size of the circle.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

After reducing the size, we will rotate the circle to create a nice effect.

In the same way, select another circle and increase its size.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

It’s time to give an effect to the blend. Select the blend and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Distort & Transform and select Roughen.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

In the Roughen dialogue box, put check mark on Preview and then increase the values of Size and Detail. Then click OK.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

This is how to shade fur and you can create 3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator.

3D Fur in Adobe Illustrator

Now practice this fur drawing tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.

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