We are trying to learn illustrator. Found some tutorials for making vases but just couldn’t get the vases to take the right shape even after following the instructions to the letter. Every attempted yielded something alien like the below example.
Finally we decided to try something the tutorials didn’t instruct us to try. We mirrored the selection shape by clicking on the middle anchor point and pulling it to the other side as shown in the image below:
Finally we produced a vase; but we’re calling it a vase/bottle thingy because it looks more like a bottle than a vase. Here’s the finished undecorated vase/bottle.