I have read several guides on how to achieve the Long Shadow effect using Illustrator, I tried both using the Transform Effect and Blend Modes, however I fail achieve it using both.
When I try using the Transform effect, I get all copies of the fill simply duplicated with no continuity, like so:
When I try using blend modes, here what I get:
An example of what I’m trying to achieve:
Instead of using the blend or transform tool, try making a single object and create a gradient on it: