I was assigned to make 3 different icons for:
the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Imagination and Cognition, and the Social Development Lab. Right now, we are still in the first phase of this project which is to create rough sketches and wait for approval from the Art director in charge, Allen Quigley. The following are the sketches I made as suggested by Allen for each lab.
1. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab = Brain (left)
-I had one drawn a brain illustration in a previous ESL online class I worked on before. I did something similar to that and used it as a reference for this brain.
2.Imagination & Cognition= Unicorn (middle)
-I drew horses for a chinese class I worked on in the past. I used that experience to work on this unicorn icon. It is still a bit rough for my taste but once we get approval, I’ll make sure to make a more refined version like the ones i did for the Chinese class.
3. Social Development Lab = Schematic face (right)
-Schematic faces are meant to be simple line drawings that make up the basic features of the face and show how a person can interpret facial language. So I had to resist the urge to draw characters with exaggerated facial expressions and instead kept to simple faces.