Hunger Games Districts

Hey all -- I'm Arielle. I'm a designer and illustrator looking to diversify my portfolio a bit and strengthen my illustrator skills, and this class seemed like the perfect place to do it! It's my second Skillshare class, really looking forward to diving in.

I enrolled in the class before Christmas ago, and was promptly stymied trying to come up with ideas for badges. I've been on a Disney kick lately, but I really wanted to get into something different. Once you're too deep in a rut though, it can be difficult to dig yourself out. That and other personal projects put this on the backburner for awhile.

Some of you may have seen this before Christmas; cycled through a few mediocre ideas, decided on 12 days of Christas, and then got thoroughly caught up in the holidays and well, we all know how it goes. So I've scrapped all that, and below you'll find my new ideas. Starting fresh! 

MINDMAPS

Starting over with mindmaps. Fun, fun. 

Been watching a lot of TV lately, so of course that came to mind. I always have been and always will be obsessed with Disney, so of course that came up. Other ideas that stood out were a bucket list series of merit badges, mythical creatures, and the 12 districts of the Hunger Games (it's been done before, but that doesn't mean I can't put my spin on it). 

Continued some more in depth mapping of my favorites:

I think the bucket list idea just isn't as playful as I'd like to be right now. I think the mythical creature one could be fun if they were presented in a weird way, need to think on that more. I LOVE the Epcot World Showcase idea, but I'm trying to get out of my Disney rut and do something different, so I may come back to that one if I decide to do a second series (probable). I think right now I'm going to run with the Hunger Games Districts and see where that goes... Right now I'm mostly focusing on honing in on my Illustrator skills, and I like that the content is very prescriptive. We'll see how sketches start coming together... 

On to sketches next, which I'll hopefully post soon. 

SKETCHES

Started sketching out ideas for the Hunger Games badges, and really loving it so far. May come back and revisit the other ideas at a later date, but I thik for now I'm going to run with this one. Here's what's coming together so far:

Really digging the two shapes that are starred right now. I want it to feel a bit militaristic. The ones below feel too Superman-y or too obviously police-like. 

 Starting to think about the imagery specific to each District. Luxury is tough... It's kind of an abstract idea. 

So far I'm pleased with where things are going... Going to head into Illustrator next to start toying with more concrete badge shapes and individual badge content. Hopefully another update this weekend!

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