Thursday, February 19, 2009

a matrix of icons

Upon transforming the icon drawings to a vector format, the images have become cleaner and are hopefully on their way to becoming clearer to read. I was able to make quick decisions on details. For instance, the dog's whiskers that were once the subject of my adoration, have been removed; I felt the freckles were an unnecessary detail and instead added a dog tag to help the translation of animal companion. Also, I simplified the shape of the boot and placed one on a different plane to imply movement. A friend encouraged me to add a silhouette of a head to a coin of the money cup icon. The coins were previously translating as bubbles.

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