I decided to go with a puffin for my pin design. My best friend and I went to Iceland last summer and I was able to see one of these bad boys in real life although I didn't realize what I was looking at at the time and just thought that the bird kind of looked like Toucan Sam.

Step 1: Reference Pins

I used Jon's Pinterest board for reference. I wanted to see what pins were out there and how much detail were in them.

Step 2: Favorite Apple Metal Pin

I like this pin because it reminds of Monument Valley. It also seems like something a beginner could do with enough time.


Step 3: Rough Sketches

I don't have any rough sketches. I drew a puffin in my sketchbook using basic shapes then I moved to Illustrator.


Step 4: Final Pins

I can't decide between these two. I like the circle background which also has a complementary color to the Puffin's beak. On the other hand, I think it would be cool to have just the Puffin as a pin. I hope you guys like it as much as I did creating this in Illustrator!




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