Recent Work: Silverback

29 Feb 2008
Silverback

This is an icon I created for a mysterious app called Silverback being developed by Clearleft. While I can’t go into what it’s all about just yet, I wanted to post the final icon, along with the sketches that led up to it.

After Andy had the great idea for the concept, I started some basic doodles:

doodles

Then onto the the first proper sketches, scanned in, and given a ‘colour underlay’ in Photoshop:

silverback

Then direction changed to a less realistic gorilla, which progressed into the final icon. Here are those stages as an animated gif, from sketch to basic vector shapes, to final icon making the lab coat longer on the gorilla’s body:

Silverback process

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