Icon Design: Light Values & Extreme Shadows

Lindsey Meredith, Lover of immaculate linework

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7 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • 2 Study

    • 3 Light Source Breakdown

    • 4 Light Value Segmenting

    • 5 Combo Approach

    • 6 Vector Refine

    • 7 Conclusion


About This Class

When we set in to create a logo icon we are always reaching for the most dynamic and visually stunning solution. One method to consider is studying different aspects of how light and shadows come into play. If you are a designer looking for methods to create dynamic and visually stunning icons join me! 


Key lessons include:

  • Process of reference study and style
  • Sketch icon based on light source
  • Sketching icon based on light values
  • Refinement process
  • Executing your logo icon in Adobe Illustrator

85% of this class is about the process on paper with a good chunk in one video covering my vector process of finalizing. Do not be intimidated if you are new to Adobe Illustrator

Lets get started! ___________________________________________________________

Others classes on Logo design by Lindsey to check out include Sports Logo Design

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Interesting and useful but you should buckle up cause it's very fast.
Balazs Markovics

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First of all this class is great because it's only 20 minutes. Often times that's about all the time I have to take a class, so thank you for that. Second, this class is great for showing the entire process from sketch to finalized vector. I really enjoyed some of the different tips on this class such as, actually drawing the sun to remember where your light is coming from and using tools such as the pencil, eraser, and rounded edge in the stroke options. This definitely​ a great class for anyone to learn logo design.
Small but very inspiring class about a clean, interesting technique to design logos or icons.
Alexander St

Illustrator & Historian





Lindsey Meredith

Lover of immaculate linework

Link represents the work of me, Lindsey Kellis Meredith. I am an independent designer and illustrator specializing in logo / identity design, custom lettering, and illustration.

My client list includes Nickelodeon, Disney, Hasbro, Leap Frog, Maple Leaf Sports & Enterainment (raptors, maple leafs) , as well as a few other collegient and professional sports teams and organizations. I have logo work featured in Logo Lounge books 8 and 9.

I am available for hire. Feel free...

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