Learn about using the width tool to creating thick and thin organic-styled iconic illustration.
- [Instructor] When you mention icons in a design context,…most people immediately think of the icons…they interact with every day via software,…but there are other forms of iconic artwork…that utilize the same discipline…of simplifying complex forms…to produce easily recognizable imagery…that aids and supports communication.…So in this movie, we're going to create a loose-styled icon set…using the Width tool.…
So with this project, it starts with reference.…I'm doing icons to represent different cities…across the globe,…and this specific one is going to represent New York City.…So we're using the Statue of Liberty…as the iconic symbol to represent that.…So looking at real-world references,…regardless if you're developing a design…in a realistic style, or in this case, an iconic style,…is going to give you those cues…to capitalize on to do it well.…
Now, this specific loose style is going to require…what's called Contour Drawing,…and Contour Drawing is easy to understand.…You look at any shape, any form, any reference images,…
- Developing icon ideas
- Simplifying complex shapes
- Drawing visual metaphors
- Establishing visual continuity
- Creating flat icons
- Creating long shadow icons
- Detailing icons
- Creating pixel perfect icons
- Reviewing how icon art is used in a variety of design contexts
Skill Level Intermediate
Drawing Vector Graphics: Patternswith Von Glitschka4h Intermediate
1. Iconic Fundamentals
2. Vector Icon Design
3. Raster Icon Design
4. Iconography Samples
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