Sketchy icons

Sketchicons

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  1. Joshua Bullock Joshua Bullock

    Thinking of doing a hand-drawn icon set but with 8-bajillion sets already out there may not be room for any more. Have some shading issues I'll need to work out but still might do it just as a personal exercise. ;)

    about 3 years ago

  2. Sven Schebaum Sven Schebaum

    talented!

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    about 3 years ago

  3. Stelian Vasile Stelian Vasile

    I think it's worth doing it, man. They look very nice.

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    about 3 years ago

  4. Joshua Bullock Joshua Bullock

    Thanks for the comments.

    The real question would be how "clean" to make them once they're digitized? One thing about maintaining a hand-drawn feel would be keeping them rough.

    about 3 years ago

  5. Rui Melo Rui Melo

    I think if you can digitize what you have without losing the roughness, and organic feel of your linework it'll be perfect. No need to clean it up.

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    about 3 years ago

  6. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and likes for the icons. ;)

    Looks like I'm going to take a swing at turning this into a full set. Kicking around ideas now for what would make the first run. I figure social media icons are a given so here ya go!

    about 3 years ago

  7. Added a few more to the collection. Some I've over-rendered and odds are good the corp. logos will have to go with an official release but this should serve as a good start.

    about 3 years ago

  8. Gert van Duinen Gert van Duinen

    Don't bother the other 8 billion sets mate. It's how you present it. And I think these rock. Go for it!

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    almost 3 years ago

  9. A day belated once again, but posting the Tuesday doodle anyways: this round is more sketchy icons.

    Needed to do a network diagram and kept coming up with Visio templates when looking for icons. Turned out to be just as quick to sketch them, shoot 'em with the iPhone, and colorize them in Fireworks.

    over 2 years ago

  10. Birgit Zimmermann Birgit Zimmermann

    these look really good. what materials/pens do you use? it's just the right balance of roughness and cleanness. wouldn't change anything in the digitized version either.

    over 2 years ago

  11. Joshua Bullock Joshua Bullock

    @Birgit - These were done just using a Micron pen in my moleskine notebook. I was originally just doodling and decided to keep going so a lot of times I'll just grab what's available on my desk. I try to make sure I do a new doodle every Tuesday (Toodles!!), so some of that's done on Post-Its, normal printer paper, or lined legal pads.

    My true drawing love would have to be 120lb. bristol board on top of glass (such a smooth surface and cleans up ink easily), with HB softness in a lead holder or a Rapidiograph technical pen. Oh, and a can of Red Bull and some techno playing in the headphones! Yeah, probably something like that. :P

    over 2 years ago

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