I have created these vector icons using adobe illustrator. My theme was A Day at the Zoo. I wanted these icons to be something that could be found at an actual zoo and in a children’s book.
I started off my sketches by looking at photos of animals in their natural environment and drawing what I see. Here are my sketches:
I tried using the pen tool and the shape builder tool to create a draft of my icons.
I then decided to use all shapes, the shape builder tool and the convert anchor point tool to add more detail to the face, add details to the nose and ears.
Here is my final. I love how it came out. Its very simple yet cute and something I feel like a child would enjoy looking at in a book or in a poster at the zoo.