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John Fischer

Motion Designer



Guitar Heroes

Hi Dominic! Very excited to take this class!!!

When I first signed up, I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to use for my icons.

I'm a big fan of HBO's "The Wire" and thought it would be fun to illustrate the characters.

First up my mind map!

I came up with 3 idea's while doing this: "The Wire," "Guitar Heroes," and "Milwaukee attractions."

After sitting on it for a couple of days, I kept coming back to Guitar Heroes.

So that's what I started to sketch out first. Ideas include using a pick as the badge, fitting in their trademark guitar somehow, & figuring out the basic looks of the characters. Definitely a very rough sketch, didn't want to get too bogged down in details at this point.


So that's where I'm at for now. Looking forward to taking the next steps & hearing any critiques! Cheers!


Working on my first vector pass. Really struggling right now to get a look I'm happy with. Would like to incorporate their trademark guitars into the design somehow, but not really sure how yet. Type & banner & colors are more placeholder than anything.

Anyway, check it out & let me know what you think or any advice you might have. Thanks!

Another style I'm trying out. Still trying to figure things out, ha!

Here's a simpler version without the guitar as well:


Thanks for the critiques/suggestions! This is the best I've felt so far. Heading in the right direction finally I think, although I'm not crystal clear on my color scheme yet.

Anyway, check it out!


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