Icon Design

Icon Design

In addition to drawing mutant eggplants and Roomba fan art I also do quite a bit of icon design. It’s very meticulous but ultimately satisfying when you come up with just the right tiny picture to represent something.

homestyle_sheet-01

These monoline icons represent the roofs of nine popular American home styles.

new-icons-wip

I really dig the way monoline icons look on mobile devices and retina screens. I think the reason monoline design and thin lines have become popular is because the technology allows it; 1px lines would often appear blurry or nonexistent on old CRTs. Now they look super sharp. These actually have a 2pt stroke because I wanted to show the rounded stroke edges.

 

nestiny-icons

Some simple, flat multipurpose icons.

franks_icons

These were commissioned for a business paper.

#100daysofcharacters 60-80

#100daysofcharacters 60-80

Recently I took on a challenge to draw 100 characters in 100 days. Here are some picks from days 60-80. It’s too late now, but you coulda seen this challenge happen in realtime on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram, if only you’d followed me!

0804_wizord

I used my palette generator to pick the colors for this doodle.

0803_triangle

The golden triangle. Photoshop. Actually, all of these are Photoshop, so I’m gonna stop saying that.

 

0803_squid

Another generated palette doodle.

0801_mouseman

There’s a guy that works at my nearby FedEx Office store that looks just like this.

0731_space

Catstronaut and space pig??

0731_skull

A really sloppy skull I drew when I was on an airplane and my battery was dying.

0729_cat

Kitty!

0728_sorceror

Cute little wizard. I love the highlights and her gap teeth. Again, using a generated palette.

0727_plantlady

Plant lady using yet another generated palette. I wouldn’t have picked that “hospital peachy-pink” on my own, but it looks nice against the navy.

0726_plantguy

Li’l plant buddy!

0725_chicken

This is a gamecock (a, uh, sports mascot) that I drew for a family friend.

0724_boy

 

0723_roomba2

 

A creature roughly based on the combed tool I use to pull hair & debris out of my Roomba’s bristles.

0721_me

This is me, after attending a Pokemon Go event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

0805-olymps

Drawn during the opening ceremony at the Rio Summer Olympic Games. I loved the ceremony, especially the hundreds of dancers wearing neon wigs and the way they incorporated animation into the show.