For our production class, the second project was to create a graphic translation of an animal with the pen tool in Illustrator. I, of course, chose my favorite animal–the weiner dog! We had to find the highlights and shadows in an image and see what shapes were really necessary in portraying the essence of an animal. It wasn’t supposed to be an illustration (too detailed) or an icon (too simplified).
Here are some of my beginning sketches:
And the finished project: