Unable to achieve long shadow effect in Illustrator [duplicate]

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:

Long shadow with Transform effect

When I try using blend modes, here what I get:
Long shadow with blend modes

An example of what I’m trying to achieve:
Example of long shadow

Answer

Instead of using the blend or transform tool, try making a single object and create a gradient on it:

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Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : Rami , Answer Author : OghmaOsiris

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