Draw a small rectangle for the monitorâ€™s buttons. Use a very light grey for the rectangle color and a little bit more dark for the stroke. Now draw small rectangles on top of this rectangle with a white background color and the same grey stroke:
Now, let’s go further with the rest of the monitor’s pieces.
Make another rectangle on the monitorâ€™s base. Center it with the flat display rectangle and set the color rectangle to grey. Transform the rectangle’s perspective, use the effect Effect > Distort & Transform > Free Distort. In the new window which appears drag the bottom rectangleâ€™s corners like here:
This rectangle must be on the back of the stage (select it, right click and Arrange > Send to Back).
And another intermediary result:
Duplicate the rectangle set the color a dark grey apply the Effect > Stylize > Feather (use the â€œFeather Radiusâ€ 14) and resize the rectangle size like here:
Draw another rectangle to make the base of the monitor. Add some perspective using Effect > Distort & Transform > Free Distort. Set the color to black and add â€œInner Glowâ€. Set the opacity to 65% and duplicate it. Adjust the new rectangle size and change the opacity to 100% (in the Transparency Tab).
Now select the monitorâ€™s pieces but not the leg elements and add some kind of perspective. Go to step 7 and see there how to apply the perspective.
After this, the result should be:
Draw another rectangle on the monitor’s base to add more perspective:
And you have a TFT Display for your graphics. You can use Adobe Photoshop to add more realistic look to the monitor: