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Bird Badges

So for my icon set, I chose to do a series on the native birds of Colorado. For some reason I've been wanting to do some bird icons for a while, so this class was the perfect opportunity for me to do something with this.

Although I mostly knew what I wanted to do when I started this project, I started with a mind-map anyway. Here I made sure to get out all the other ideas I might compare this one to just to see if this was still the most interesting one to me.

I narrowed it down to birds pretty quickly and started to make a list of different types and what info I'd want to relay about each bird, such as location and attributes. I did a lot of sketching of different formats of the badge at this time also. Still in the process of simplying things as much as I can.

Decided this birdhouse shape was too complex but I wanted to contain most of the same illustrations. Then continual sketching and mood board / palette creation.

After this I collected some lot of photo ref / did some additional research and just started playing around in Illustrator. This is what I have so far!

So here's what I have so far! Any additional comments / critique would be much appreciated!

Thanks!

-Naomi Paskowitz

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