Looks almost real doesn’t it?
This was all created using Adobe Illustrator, gradients, and lots and lots of circles.
For this project I began by looking at clocks and watches for inspiration. I decided I wanted to create a retro kitchen clock. Once again I started with sketching.Here are a few quick sketches and ideas. As I sketched I thought about where my light source was and how that would affect the colors, highlights, and shadows of my clock.
Fist I focused on getting the basic shape and idea of the clock. After completing my first draft it still had a ways to go. (It had a slightly cartoon feel to it.)
I decided that the main thing I need to utilize to make my clock look more realistic was gradients and blending modes. Using these the shadows and edges began to look a lot more real. The texture also adds some interest. The shadow behind the clock also gives it a much more realistic feel.
Here is the final product!