How to achieve layered line art effect?


Wondering if there is an easy way to achieve a layered line effect as seen here:

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Or does this have to be manually drawn using the pen tool? Essentially I'm wondering if there is a tool in illustrator that allows you to repeat the pattern. Thanks!

3/23/2015 5:22:00 PM

Step 1: Draw a few strait lines as shown in the image. Select them all and create a artbrush. No settings need to be changed.

Step 2: Draw your circles. Keep in mind that they need to touch each other. Select the two circles and choose the newly created artbrush from the brushpanel.

Step 3: Keep the 2 circles selected and expand them (Object > Expand). Now you can delete the parts that you want to be behind.

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3/23/2015 5:37:00 PM