Finding inspirationWhen I started playing with Illustrator, a few weeks ago, I saw the kind of amazing art work that could be created, but wasn't inspired enough to produce something beautiful and colourful. Instead, like many designers, I found inspiration in something that already existed... existed in a form that I think lacked function.
I really don't like the icon/symbol that represents disability - the wheelchair icon. It's technically a black line icon but what I see is a grey NHS wheelchair with big rubber wheels and casters, that is terribly heavy. So that inspired me to create new disability icons, that represent a different view of disability. I wanted my icons to represent capability and activity in a wheelchair... for the wheelchair to be a positive symbol, rather than a symbol of pity.
And so, you may remember, I created this...
Refining and progressing
- Adding in backgrounds - possibly have the background moving to simulate motion, but with the object staying in one place.
- Create an animation that tells a story - introduce some scene changes and text.
- Move away from black icons and create some actual images.