Communication Design – Creating an aeroplane icon

My first initial thought when designing an icon to represent a holiday was to create an aeroplane. This was mainly because that is one of the first idea that popped in my mind.

Below are screenshots of how I created my aeroplane icon:

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I first began by drawing the aeroplane using the shape tool. I only drew one half of the aeroplane then duplicated the shape before reflecting it so that it was symmetrical.

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 00.45.54I then coloured the shape in using flat colours that I found on

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I then added a drop shadow

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