This looks like a complex robot but to build it is entirely easy and fun. Add come of your own touches to create a unique mechanical robot in just a few minutes. Simple tricks in here to create shadows and highlights will have you adding these to all your creations.
Create a rectangle for the body.
Use the Corner Widgets to round the corners.
Create a rectangle for the neck.
Create a Square for the head and use the Corner Widgets to round the corners.
Draw a line on top of the head. Use the Stroke Panel to add a small dot to the end of the line.
Add lines to the antenna on top the head. Round the ends of the lines in the Stroke Panel.
Add 2 circles for eyes and a rectangle with rounded corners.
Draw white lines over the mouth. Group all the lines and CUT the lines.
Select the mouth and choose the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Paste the lines and move them into position.
Click on the Draw Normal mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar when done.
Add small rectangles for ears.
Add rectangles for the arm joints.
Add larger rectangles for the arms.
Add smaller rectangles for the fore arms.
Draw a circle for the hands. Grab the Angle Widget off the right side of the circle and move it 90°.
Or use the Transform Panel to set the Angle Widget to 90° on the panel.
Place a smaller circle over the 3/4 circle. Select both and use the Pathfinder Minus Front Command.
Here is the hand.
Rotate the hands into position.
Duplicate the upper arms and use them for the legs.
Add a stroke to the hands, set the stroke to the OUTSIDE in the stroke panel.
Create a rectangle and round the corners to the max amount to create wheels.
Add some interesting components to the center of the robot. The wavy line is a line with the Zig-Zag effect on it with smooth corners.
Add some color to the center components.
Add color to the neck, arm sockets and the wheels. I added another white circle to the eyes.
I added 15% gray to the body parts, 30% gray to the forearms.
To add shadows to the body parts, create a rectangle with a 60% gray fill and 30% opacity. Copy the "shadow"
Select the arm and choose the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar.
Paste the shadow and move it into position. Click on the Draw Normal mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar when done.
Repeat the shadow process on the tops of all the body parts; head, arms, legs, neck. I added shadows to the interior components and the bottoms of the wheels.
Create lines with "hot dog ends" (rounded ends) and place them on one side of the body parts for highlights. Duplicate them and change the length to create long and short highlights. You have done a great job!
Toast of all kinds and flavors. Just a bit of fun with making slices of bread and turning them into toast. Simple and versatile, you can make it fun with all different variations. Butter, extra toasty, stacked, with a fried egg or just super thick bread. Enjoy!
Create a rectangle.
Add an oval on top, centered on the box.
Use the Pathfinder Unite Mode to join the two shapes together.
Add some texture with a few circles to show the grain of the bread.
Add a square, fill with yellow, round the corners slightly.
Copy the bread shape. Choose Object>Path>offset Path. Create a second path inside by setting the offset to a negative number.
With the new Offset path, remove the stroke.
Create lines for a toasty look. Make them darker than the bread. Group all the lines together then CUT the lines. Edit>Cut.
Select the offset path. Choose the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar.
Paste the grouped lines into the shape. Click on the Draw Normal Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar.
Add some butter just because you can.
Copy and paste a new slice of bread. Add a thicker stroke.
Draw a circle. Choose Effect>Distort & Transform> Roughen. Make smooth edges and not much distortion.
Here is the distorted circle, and the basis for your fried egg.
Put a yellow circle on top of the distorted circle, then all of it on top of the bread. It's a fried egg!
Create 4 circles, in a row with a slight curve to create a bite mark.
Choose the Pathfinder Unite mode to make them one unit.
Place the shape over the edge of the bread.
Choose the Pathfinder Minus Front mode to make them one unit.
Copy the bread slice again. Create a vertical line.
Duplicate the line to create a few vertical lines.
Select all the lines, choose Effect> Distort & Transform> Zig Zag. Create small, smooth waves.
Group the waves together.
Select the lines, choose Effect>Blur Gaussian Blur.
Blur them slightly to create toasty marks.
Copy the bread slice again. Use the Free Transform Tool to shift the bread into perspective.
To make the slice thick, select the bread, hold OPTION and click the UP ARROW key several times. This duplicates it each time you click the up arrow. Group all the pieces together.
Copy and stack the slices! Keep it toasty my friends.
Since fall just arrived and things are cooling of it is time for some warm, home-made pie. And with the pumpkin spice everything craze I made it orange and brown. This is a quick one that is much faster than baking in from scratch.
Start with a rectangle, add a stoke to the shape.
Select the Free Transform Tool.
Pull the bottom sides in to form the pan.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the shape and pull the corner widgets in slightly to round the edges.
Draw a series of circles with a slight overlap on each one.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the top half of the merged circles and delete. Select them all, then use the Pathfinder >Unite to merge them into one shape.
Draw and oval that is the same width as the half set of circles.
Set the oval in place, select both the oval and the half circles and join them together. Object>Path>Join or COMMAND + J.
Place the top on the pan.
Draw 3 lines to form the slits in the top of the pie. Set the end caps of the lines rounded (hod dog the ends).
Fill the top and pan with color.
Draw a line for the steam.
Add a Wave Effect to the line. Effect>Distort & Transform>Wave. you want 2 ridges and a very slight, smooth wave.
Use the Width Shape Tool to pull the ends in to a point and pull the center point out to form the steam.
Place the steam on the top of the pie, duplicate it as needed.
Select the pie top and the pan. Duplicate them, Unite them and fill the new shape with white.
Set the opacity of the shape to 20% and CUT the object to paste into the shapes.
Click on the top and choose the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Choose Edit>Paste In Place. Then click back on Draw Normal mode.
Repeat this process of Draw Inside with the pan, then paste the white shape in place. Done!