In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to design vector illustrations of Art Equipment in Adobe Illustrator.

Paint Brush

1.In Illustrator create a new document that’s 500×600. With the pen tool create a shape like this using the color #ed1c24.

2. Next using the pen tool and color #3f3c36 draw a brush shape like this.

3. Draw a paint shape on the brush with the pen tool and color #ffce00.

4. Next using the color #262521 draw some bristles with the pen tool.

5. Draw smaller bristles again using the color #060909.

6. Draw some paint highlights with the pen tool using the color #f7e98b.

7. Draw some more darker and shades on the paint using the colors #f9f0c7 and  #eac324.

8. Finally draw some highlights on the handle of the brush using the color #ef6565.

Pencil

1. Create a new document that’s 500×600. Create a pencil shape using the pen tool with the color #f5ab1e.

2. Next draw this section of the pencil with the pen tool and make it a gradient with the colors #e8e0d2 and #f6bc62. Put a a stroke of 0.25 pixels with the color #383735.

3. Draw the tip of the pencil using the pen tool with a gradient of dark black to grey.

4. Draw 3 rectangle shapes going up the pen. Put a gradient on each of them using these colors:

5. Draw some pattern on this part of the pen. Choose a brown color and make the transperancy 23% opacity.

6. Draw the metal part of the pencil with the pen tool. Choose a stroke that’s 0.24 with the color #636363. Make the gradient #b9b9b9 and #fcfcfc.

7. Create a bigger metal part, and draw the eraser part of the pencil with the same stroke as the metal part. Make the gradient color #5b0405 & #fe9fba.

Final Result

Triangle Ruler

1.Create a new document that’s 600×500. Draw 2 trangle shapes with the color #eacb8b and #FFFFFF.

2. Select both of the shapes, go to Pathfinder and select the Minus Front icon. Next using the color #7b5629 draw this shape with the pen tool.

3. Using the pen tool and color #cea05d create some wooden textures.

4. With the line tool and color #15120d draw these lines.

5. Copy and paste the lines to go further up the ruler.

6. Using the Arial font, and the color #15120d write the numbers individually and select them with the selection tool to rotate and move them to the right position.

Final Result

Very Final Result