I'm working on some wireframes for a client who builds large vessels and rather than use the standard grey box with the "X" in it to represent every image, I thought it would be fun to do a quick little abstract vessel illustration to give the wireframes a little more interest.

Creating a spot illustration like this is super simple with Illustrator. You can begin by drawing shapes on top of a reference photo and continue to modify the points with the direct select tool A to create the angles and what not.

Watch the video below to see the steps that go into creating something like this in a little over 5 minutes.

See the next post in this series, "How to Create a MacBook Pro Wireframe in Illustrator (without using Adobe CC's corner radius tool)"