Last week we posted about some new trends in icon design and illustration. Today after spending hours watching Breaking Bad, I started to watch it a couple of weeks ago and now I am on season 5 already - I decided to create an illustration for a desktop wallpaper for my laptop and of course share with you the process in Illustrator.

So in this case study/tutorial I will show you how to create an illustration inspired by Breaking Bad.

Step 1

Start with the basic shapes and outlines. Use the Stylize>Round Corners to create the rounded shapes for doors, windows and the RV itself.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 2

Once you have the basic shapes, make the outlines of the RV much thicker than the rest. Also play with different strok weights.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 3

Keep adding more details.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 4

Time to add some colors. Let's add the basic stripes first. Also the wheels and the bullet holes in the door.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 5

Use a beige color for the RV.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 6

Use the Blend Tool to create the metal texture of the RV.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Step 7

Here's the basic vector.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Conclusion

Just add a nice blue for the background and the logo to finish this simple piece. There's nothing new but it's nice to play with Illustrator after having fun watching Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

Download the Illustrator files

Download the vector file used for this tutorial

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.