I really enjoyed the simplicity and fluidity of this icon. It is nearly symmetrical, but doesn’t quite connect on the right side. Although just two pieces, it almost looks like a frog or a face, making it identifiable as something other than letter forms.
I think this was my favorite icon, because it adds the human element of emotion to something so simple and basic. I like what narrative can be told from what literally started out as 6 tops of the lowercase “e”.
I liked this icon as well, as it seemed natural and tree-like. I think with the addition of color, this icon could be even more effective (a light, pale green would make it seem more natural I believe).
This was one of my strongest patterns from the first set of 5. I liked the sort of checkered pattern of the faces. I decided to use this design as basis for the second 5 sketches.
For this rendition, I first inverted the colors, and then made one of the faces a simple white stroke rather than filled in. I wanted to make somethin stick out, without being centered or symmetrical to offset the original pattern, making it a bit more dynamic.
For this rendition, I decided to go for organization and symmetry, based on various sizes. I like the idea of it, but once done with it, the singular column of repitition seemed rather static and uninteresting.
For this rendition, I decided to take my previous rendition, yet put it at an angle, and extend the sizes down even further. Although still symmetrical, I think this design is a lot more visually interesting than the last. I like how the largest faces are cut off by the 8x8 border: although not actually seen, it gives our minds something to do and complete. I believe this to be my strongest alteration to my original pattern.