Learn how to use subtle material detailing to enhance visual engagement.
- [Instructor] The term detailing in context…of icons, is a seemingly contradictory term.…I'm not talking about realism,…or over rendered, lickible icons,…as we discussed previously,…I'm talking about the subtle visual detail…that improves iconic artwork…without over-complicating the visual narrative.…So let's take a look…at how you can take flat base iconography…and utilize simple methods to improve the final artwork.…
A while back, I worked with a client named Sonny,…S-0-N-N-Y, he's a weather forecaster,…and he wanted me to brand him,…so this was one of the directions I created,…and he didn't really go for it.…I thought it was great but he didn't go for it.…But, when you approach any project,…you have to kind of have to art direct yourself.…So there's various ways I could detail this…or not detail this, and that all depends on context.…So this version has some gradients applied to it.…
Very subtle gradients, not overly overt in how I used them,…but very subtle.…Whereas, when I remove those…and I just retain the basic highlight and shadow,…
- 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 Glitschka3h 59m Intermediate
1. Iconic Fundamentals
2. Vector Icon Design
3. Raster Icon Design
4. Iconography Samples
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