Icon Design: Light Values & Extreme Shadows

Lindsey Meredith, Lover of immaculate linework

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7 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:07
    • 2. 2 Study

      1:33
    • 3. 3 Light Source Breakdown

      2:21
    • 4. 4 Light Value Segmenting

      2:13
    • 5. 5 Combo Approach

      1:04
    • 6. 6 Vector Refine

      10:56
    • 7. 7 Conclusion

      0:50

Project Description

Below is a list of icon ideas. Pick one from the list or you can go with your own idea. Create an icon applying the methods you learned from class. Consider which method works best and begin to sketch out several ideas on how you might break down the subject based on light values in a dynamic way. Remember to integrate and simplify line-work as much as possible. 

ICON SUBJECTS

  • Gorilla
  • Volcano 
  • clouds
  • Lighthouse
  • Rocket
  • Fireplace
  • Alligator
  • Octopus
  • shark
  • mountains
  • cupcake
  • glacier
  • trash can
  • astronaut
  • squid
  • pirate ship
  • iglo
  • monster
  • sports car
  • elephant
  • cactus
  • snowman
  • barn
  • record player
  • tiki
  • factory
  • blue whale
  • motor
  • alien
  • tent
  • pizza
  • tractor

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