For my icons I really wanted to do the beach. I grew up in Southern California, and I love the beach. The first step I did was sketch the actual icons. During this process I had such a good time. At one point I tried to stop and change topics to explore other ideas that I had, but while I was trying to think of ideas for a new topic more beach icons popped into my head. So I ran with it.
After sketching I did 6 icons and the first 6 I picked were a kite, fish, sand dollar, sun, palm tree, and sunglasses. I wanted to make them all cohesive in one way so I decided that I would add a wave in the background to each of them so they would all be connected.
I redid these 6 icons multiple times and wasn’t pleased at all with how they came out. Aside from the fact that they aren’t good looking they just looked off all of them. I sat down and started on all of the icons and I decided that I didn’t want to add the wave background. Ultimately it didn’t make sense and it’s just weird. I did some of the same icons but changed them significantly.
In the end I am pleased with how they turned out. It was a challenging process but I’m happy that I stuck with my original vision for the icons.