In this section we will introduce you how to draw sunflower illustration very easily.
It is a simple but cute illustration. The technique is easy and we will use transform effect to create sunflower petals.
Try it as his is easy to make for beginners too.
First, create petals of the sunflower.
Start Illustrator and draw an oval using Eclipse Tool. Choose any color that fits for a sunflower. (In the example Fill: #FFF000 and no line.)
Next, transform the oval created in Step01.
Select [Anchor Point Switch Tool] and click the anchor point on the oval (see above).
Then the anchor point switched and we get the pointy oval.
Next, select the pointy anchor point in Step03 using [Direct Selection Tool] and drag it down.
The shape transforms like above, The petal shape is completed.
Rotate and copy the petal created in Step04.
Click [Effect > Path Transform > Transform], set the setting using the example above and click OK. (Do not forget to check the bottom of the anchoring points)
The petal is rotated and copied. Now we have the whole sunflower petals!
We used the same rotate & copy technique in How to Create Cherry Blossoms in Illustrator without Using Pen Tool. Please refer to the tutorial for further information.
Also, divide the appearance.
Draw a precise circle using [Eclipse Tool] on the center.
Put the cursor with [Eclipse Tool] and draw a precise circle from the center by Alt+Shift+Drag.
Next, draw lines inside the flower. In the example, I set the color #744B00.
The sunflower in completed by adding the leaf and petal with Pen Tool.
We created a simple sunflower illustration. It was easy to create and can be used for various things. This will be good for summer themed postcards and illustrations.