Learn how creating iconography is designing with limitations while working within a square proportion.
- [Instructor] We've all heard the phrase do more with less.…Well this principle sums up icon design very succinctly,…because the art of iconic motifs,…especially when the context of user interface icons,…is one of restrained creativity.…And a good rule of thumb for most iconic endeavors…is to stay within the set creative framework.…Let me show you what I mean.…So if you're approaching a theme,…in this case, let's say, it's a factory.…
Well, this is realistically what a factory might look like.…It tends to be more linear,…more horizontal in terms of its formatting,…if you want to think of it that way.…Now, when you're developing an icon,…almost every icon, it doesn't matter if I'm developing icons…for print or user interface on screen or mobile devices,…you want to think in the square proportion.…It's not that it always has to be square,…but in the context of interface design, it does.…
So how would I take a theme of a factory, in this case,…and idealistically formulate it…within the proportions of a square?…Once again, this is restrained creativity.…
- 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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