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Works: 3D to Completed Icon


This artwork was created to demonstrate my method for turning a 3D render into a polished illustration. It’s not really meant to be an icon but I did resize the artwork and package it as an icon just for fun.

The original 3D render (left) compared to the final artwork (right).

The original 3D render (left) compared to the final artwork (right).

This object is an effects unit for an electric guitar. This particular model holds sentimental value for me as it was the first guitar effect that I ever bought. I still have it and I used it for reference when creating the 3d model and polishing the final illustration. I hope you find it interesting.

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Works: Press Logo


Moleskine scribble and the completed press logo in icon style.

Moleskine scribble and the completed press logo in icon style.

When I moved PixelPress Icons to a blog format I did so with the hope that it would be easier to post some of my artwork that wasn’t necessarily GUI orientated. This is the first post that fulfills that.

I have always wanted to have a great and literal logo for this site but I’ve never been satisfied with anything I’ve designed: I am primarily a digital illustrator and logo design (along with pretty much everything else) plays second fiddle to that.

What follows is a rejected design from 2007 that I liked enough to render in Photoshop but not enough to use. The press depicted is inspired by a small printing press that was in the family home of a friend. It was based on the mechanical principles of Gutenberg’s first press with little innovation.

Ultimately I decided that forced perspective was not a good idea for my logo and I couldn’t fix the design to my own satisfaction. I’m dusting it off and showing it here just to have it see the light of day, for once.

Rejected PixelPress Icons Logo c. 2007

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