Icon Indecision (plus some HTML!)

I’m at the point in the Skillcrush course where I need to create a “simple icon” in Illustrator. I’ve been noodling around with the Bezier game – https://bezier.method.ac/ – to try and feel a little bit more in control of the pen tool. It’s helpful, for sure.

I’d like to create an icon for this site and also for myself, for freelance/side projects.

I haven’t gotten very far. I’ve done some sketches, but nothing that I’m crazy about.

I have to get this completed in 4 days, when my Illustrator trial runs out.

Yikes.

I also did some html-ing of the practice PSD I’m working on. In addition, working with git to create a new branch, merge it with the master, and then push it up to GitHub.  Looks like I successfully did those first two things, but am stuck on pushing it to GitHub. Skillcrush has a main “questions” email that I have written to multiple times – they are super helpful and get back quickly. So I’ve sent along my screenshots and will hopefully get an update on where I went astray, and then actually have an updated repo.

Tonight I just added all the text to the html. Next I want to link in the images. And THEN tackle stying.

Things I’ve Learned: Bézier Curves Can Bite Me

We’re getting a little familiar with Illustrator. I’ve downloaded my free trial, and our first task after getting familiar with the workspace was to copy a very simple logo. This involved using Bézier curves, which I quickly learned I do not have a natural aptitude for.

The side of my thumb hurts from mashing down on it to try and bend my curves into submission.

I was not entirely successful by any means:

wobbly
Wobbly.

There’s an online game https://bezier.method.ac/ to help learn how to work with the pen tool and those incorrigible curves. Think I’m going to be spending some time in there to try and get a little better.