Draw an Abstract Geometric Structure in Adobe Illustrator
When it’s time to refresh the visual identities of Adobe software, we look to Behance for artists and artwork. Recently, Laurent Bompard’s illustration experiment caught our eye, and it’s currently the identity for Adobe Animate CC. Here, Bompard, an art director and graphic designer living in Vienna, Austria, explains in his own words how he created the design.
It started as an experiment with geometric shapes that I built into a multi-layered isometric structure. The absence of perspective creates an interesting play where the orientation shifts continuously and invites the viewer to adapt to an ever-changing image.
Because I was just experimenting without a plan in mind, I had left a couple of imperfections (misaligned shapes, mostly) that were tedious to fix at a later stage, as I had to sort through hundreds of overlapping shapes. Fortunately, you can Flatten Transparency in Illustrator, which allowed me to simplify the artwork into flat individual shapes that I could then more easily align to the isometric grid.
September 6, 2016