I'm very new to illustrator and I'm trying to create a card for a baby birth. One of the things which I would like to place on the card is a geometric image of a bear.

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Now, I'm trying to draw this using the Pen tool drawing straight lines. However, when I have multiple lines originating in the point, I see the following behaviour:

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You'll see the lines are not beautifull. How can I avoid this, and it the pen tool the correct item to draw this kind of images?

Please forgive a newcomer on Illustrator :-)

2 Answers 2


Look in the stroke panel.

There are some optios Cap and Corners.

In my opinion, the round one is the best option for your work.

Enabele the snap (ctrl + U) to control the position of anchors.

See the image below:

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You simply need to check the round-joint option in the stroke panel with the desired path selected.

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  • Thanks. And just to confirm, it the pen tool the right tool for this kind of task?
    – Complexity
    Feb 19, 2018 at 18:52
  • @Complexity That is correct. Feb 19, 2018 at 19:03

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