I'm trying to replicate a chain link effect on these 4 rackets and I wanted to add some depth by adding shadows on the intersection.
This is a rough idea of what I wanted to create. I did this using a shape that I applied a gradient from black to white and set the transparency to multiply. The issue is that all these paths make a mess using the shape builder tool to cut out the shapes that will form the shadow.
Any ideas how can I go about this one?