My Icons are representative of some of the tools that a drag queen uses.
I started with some pretty rough sketches. Rough being the key-word.
I started by creating I felt like I had gotten a lot of really good ideas on the page and had a great starting point, but to figure out which direction I really wanted to go with these Icons, I made a few. And they were even rougher than the sketches.
Not only Does the icon with the makeup and hair look like she’s having a stroke (pun intended), everything was far too simple and extremely far from what they actually looked like. It was a little too abstract. So I played around with the styling a bit and per Brother Kerr’s advice, I had gotten a bit too far.
I tried to create a pattern to highlight parts of the shoe. It was supposed to look like rhinestones. I soon learned that it was far too complicated for something that was only supposed to be an icon. So I went more with the style on the left.
Better…by a bit.
And then I got here. Which I am very happy with the results. I think my favorite Icon is probably the brush because of the way that the highlight and the shadow play with each other, and the small but meaningful bristle details.