All About that Sticker Life

Originals can be found here: Katherine’s Behance Page

…and loving it!

In preparation for the project I am working on, I wanted to show you a professional artist’s sticker set! I am also going to be breaking it down for your as well.

The artist that I found is Katherine May Binamira. She is a freelance Graphic Artist living in the Philippines (link to her Behance, which is where I pulled all of the images that I will be breaking down today).

The Stroke

Circled in red, different stroke weights

Something that helps to unify her designs is that she uses a variety of stroke weights and shapes in each of the stickers. This variation helps to make each sticker retain that hand-drawn feel.

The Lighting and Shading

Red circles=normal shadows
Yellow circles=halftones

Katherine uses two different styles for shading. The most common is that she takes a darker hue of the base color and has it contour around the shape of the objects, to help give it a more 3-D feel.

She also uses halftones in half of them as well. She uses it when she wants to indicate that there is a different texture than the rest of the object.

The Die Cut Border

Red outlines to indicate die cut silhouette was added

And finally, to tie it all off, she applied a die cut border that is offset from the main sticker art. The Yak is assumed to also have a die cut border, but that it does not use white, adding a little variation to the repeated border style.

 

 

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