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Personal Icons

Final Badges.

UPDATE Apr 25:

I don't think this will be the final badge shape, but I wanted to explore this direction to see if it would overpower or help the icons. 

UPDATE Apr. 24:

Shanfan had suggested that the world and dog should reflect the flat dimensionality of the other icons. I agree so I put together two versions of the dog icon. I think I like the first, but am open to suggestions.

This new version of the world minus the geography aspect is better than what I have originally posted. I also want to incorporated some sort of basketball graphic. I have played and love basketball. It may be a hidden icon somewhere on my site.

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I keep looking at the icons on the white in my earlier post and keep wondering if white is the direction I should take the badges. I am one to work out all of the options though, whether in my head or on paper. This  shape for my badge fits nicely with what I want to do with these badges. 

The ones that are working best for me are the backpack, the radio, the desk and the pen, pencil and knife.

Suggestions?

  

UPDATE April 23:

Working on some more images. I keep wanting to go complex on certain items, but scle it back on others. Not sure whether I should take it in a more complex way or keep it strictly shapes. 

Maybe they are still working well together. I think the desk and book may be more simple than the backpack and camera. Any thoughts on whether to go more in detail or more simple shape?

UPDATE:

I really enjouy natural, subdued tones and shades, so I feel good about the selection that I have, but I wouldn't mind trying some new bright, bold colors. 

In terms of the illustration, I am keeping it simple, for now. I may end up putting in some more secondary details that you would notice after looking more in depth at the illustration. I like a certain complexity, but also really love the simple use of shapes.

My badge container is reflecting my logo. (To be updated soon)

Close Up #1:

Close Up #2:

Close Up #3: Will become a map of some sort. 

These are my intial sketches for the badges. I have a pretty clear idea of what the overall usage of the badges will be, personal icons for my portfolio, but I will need to figure out which sketches to use for the ten. 

My inspiration styles:

Color Inspiration:

Badge Shape Inspiration:

Circle with ribbon for text.

Circle with main image breaking out of shape.

Crest.

Irregular shape.

Those are my ideas and inspiration. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks. I will post my progress later this evening.

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