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@ollies_doodles | A quicker way making flower shapes!

Written by : Diego Ricardo Coppen

If you are a fan of flowers, this probably.. this is for you ↓

Creating intricate flower shapes on Illustrator might not be your usual go-to, but for those who love crafting them, we’ve got some valuable insights to share. Let’s dive into the details of crafting flowers quickly and efficiently.

Designers often find themselves stuck manually creating flower shapes using the pen or drawing tool. It’s a tedious process, trying to ensure each leaf is related and proportionate to the others. This approach can be frustrating and time-consuming.

So, what’s the solution?
Well, we’re glad you asked! We stumbled upon a simple tutorial from Ollie Spicer, who breaks down the process and offers a quicker way to achieve stunning flower shapes.

Step 1:
Begin by drawing an octagon using the shape tool. Make sure it’s sized according to your design vision.

Step 2:
Select the octagon, then navigate to Effect > Distort & Transform and choose Pucker & Bloat.

Step 3:
Now, pick your desired settings for the number of leaves in your flower. In (Name)’s example, they opted for 53% – a setting that might just work wonders for you too!

Next & Final Step:
With the basic shape formed, it’s time to unleash your creativity! Decorate your flower as you see fit. Want to add a touch of whimsy?

Go ahead and give it some funky eyes and a bright smile!

We hope this explanation has shed some light on simplifying your design 

process. Scroll down to find examples and explanations that can further enhance your design journey

Huge thanks, and here’s to continued learning 

from you, Ollie Spicer.

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