This is an icon set. These are characters from whom I know to imaginative people. My concept for this project is trying to give diverse faces and personalities. However, I wanted to keep the feelings of Asia because that’s where I’m from (Korea) and that way, I can show the uniqueness of my identity. Objectives are:
- Keep all the icons the same feeling–color, lines, unity, balance, shades, etc.
- Use geometric shapes–circles.
- Make them all different but enough to see that they are icon SET.
This is my very first dirty sketch when I was brainstorming what I should do for this project. These are sort of my unique type of drawing when I draw a character.
Second Draft Sketches
I started with the two characters without simplifying and immediately changed the characters to simple and easy.
I used all the same shapes of face for each icon. Thay way, it gives unity among them and looks organized when all the icons are laid out. At first, I used the same color for every icon (i.e. their noses are all black) but it didn’t look unified and look awkward. So I changed colors of their nose to match with their hair color. I used 5pt thickness lines for every icon to add more consistency.
I gave the same shades on the right side of their face and it creates unity. I paid more attention to the color so it overall matches. They are mostly dusky and dark colors for their hair colors.
I got rid of the shadows because I think it looks fine without it. I guess it will be cool to use shadows when I print them out as stickers. I have learned a lot about consistency and balance. People should be able to find more than two principles of design if that is a good design. It’s always so nice if you have the knowledge of things you are working on. Art should be free and out-of-rule but you can only break the rule when you understand the rule.