Color: graphic icon


Designers often look to nature for inspiration. You can too.

Your mission: Design a graphic icon and apply colors to make it POP.
The basics:
Motif: A repeating theme that runs through a design brings order, but it doesn't have to be boring. Use the beauty of nature and the power of technology to dazzle the eye.
Color: Color is the most complex of all the design elements and the most challenging to use effectively. Make harmonious color decisions to appeal to a broad audience.
Feeling creative? Good. Get started  

To make your graphic a success, consider these critical design criteria:

  • Target market: you and your friends
  • Techniques to be used: experiment with color temperatures, saturation levels, and color relationships to create effective visual affects

Gather your materials

Software: Do you already have SketchBook® Express? If yes, you can skip this step. If no, download and install the software first.
Guides: This final package includes the step-by-step videos that will show you how to bring your design to life. Download video tutorials or watch them online.
Share design files: Download Autodesk 360 to share, edit, and view design files with your teacher and classmates. Includes 5GB of free cloud storage.

Are you curious about color and how it is created and altered?

Important information is available about hue, saturation, and value, as well as primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. Download the Color Properties document

Getting to a successful design

Learn more about the creative design process.

Make your design

Follow the guides you downloaded in step 2 to design your lotus graphic, or watch them online. When you are done, share your design in the gallery.
See how it's done.
Color: graphic icon
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Level: Beginner
Time: 1-5 hours