I was in the process of creating some automotive-themed illustrations a while back, and I needed to make a wheel as part of the project. The trouble is that I realized halfway through that it would be better to create and render a 3d model of it rather than a vector illustration. So as you can see, I’ve got the basic shape of the wheel created but I never got around to creating all the little details like shadows, lug nuts, and reflections.
Still, I think that this is a pretty good foundation for anyone else needing to create a simple wheel. I’ve done all the hard work for you in Adobe Illustrator (design, layout, basic construction) so now it’s up to you to finish it out and make it look good!