Is there any good practices for adding shadows? I'd like to create a 3D effect

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Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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Hi guys! I'm using the Inktober excuse to make use of some Illustrator tools and possibilities.
In day 1 I diceded to make the fish from Mario but i got stucked when was time to add the shadows.

Right now the only path that I could think is to create a new layer in the belly and the red body and then add a circular gradient (Transparent -> Black)

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I think the hardest part for me at the moment is the wing.

 

Can you guys give some tips and advices for me to get better in adding shadows? 🙂

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020
Hi try to work with gradiend mesh that is more suitable for this thing....regards

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Hi try to work with gradiend mesh that is more suitable for this thing....regards

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In addition to the already mentioned gradient meshes, you can also try freeform gradients (if your version has them).

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/gradients.html

But a lot of the time you will also need additional objects when shading. It's not uncommon to stack a couple of shapes for shading and then blending them into the existing ones.

 

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Thank you guys!

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