I am trying to design a logo involving a doughnut. A logo of sorts. I have designed all sorts of things before but never something that would require this kind of gradient use. I am trying to break the shape of these creases down to their most essential in order to capture this in a vector graphic but am really struggling.
Of course I can get the overall shape but what I am trying to capture is sort of these creases that go into the center of the doughnut. I am hoping they will add shape/dimension that this logo would not otherwise have. I don't quite know how to express these creases and the shadowing they cause in a clean gradient.
Would appreciate any advice/vector reference/ideas that might get me started on trying to capture this detail. Even if I drew the polygon path of what is going on I am not sure how I could get the shadow gradients correct.