For my Visual Media class, we were assigned to create 4-6 icons. I wanted to imperfect the icons I was making by adding a birthmark to each animal.
My target audience is:
- Age: 10 & Up
- Message: That you can find beauty as well as humor in imperfections.
I created my animal icons to have the same basic circle as well as eyes to create consistency throughout the icons, even though I would be adding a varying of detail to each individually. The colors I selected for my icons were a little more grungy, to once again convey imperfection and symbolize that there is beauty in the dirtiness of life.
The Process: Sketches, Rough Draft & Revisions, Final
While sketching the icons, I realized that 1) I am not the best at drawing horse faces and 2) I felt like I could create something better, which is why I decided to create a goat in Illustrator instead.
Icons 400 px by 400 px:
Icons 60 px by 60 px:
I have to admit, working in Illustrator Adobe wasn’t easy. For the Visual Media class, I am taking we had to complete this tutorial worksheet and it was even more complicated than I was expecting. Though I am not the best, I feel like I am progressing and that it what matters to me. Be optimistic and keep designing.