Colors – An App For Children
I really love the idea of teaching children. It seems like a lot of fun. The things you learn as a young child become common sense that will benefit you in adulthood. Childhood education is essential. I am not a teacher, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to teach children. The idea I had for my project was to create visuals for an app that would help children learn. I chose to create visuals that went well for an app because I feel like children today use tablets a lot more regularly.
In the beginning, this app was going to be about numbers, words, and colors. I realized that although creating an app with numbers, words, and colors would be fun, creating an app with all of those aspects may be a little bit too much for right now. I narrowed down what I wanted my app to be about, and I chose colors.
I chose to create an app about colors because I knew I wanted my app to have visuals with different colors. I felt I could accomplish this best with Adobe Illustrator. I recently learned how to use Adobe Illustrator really well. I also really love lots of colors, so that made my decision to make visuals for an app about colors even more easy!
Color in the Lines
I knew what I wanted my app to look like, but I had a lot of rough drafts.
The visuals for my app looked like this for awhile.
It wasn’t until I told one of my friends about my app and took their advice that I really got inspired and changed my app completely. The idea I was given was to talk about colors and then go over each color individually. This was really fun!
I talked about each color, illustrated different objects that were these colors, and talked about shading. When I finished making these visual designs, I showed my friend this new rough draft. She gave me some more advice.
My friend told me that my visuals had potential – a lot of them had too many words, and more consistency was needed. She pointed out that if you are a kid learning about colors, you probably don’t know how to read too well. I took her advice and decided to take out a lot of words I had used. I wanted my app to be more visual and simple.
The Final Picture
I ended up changing a couple of things from my second draft. My final piece has a lot more visuals and less words. It looks more simple.
The Next Time I Color
I am really glad I did this project and feel pleased with the end results! I know my work is amateur, but I’m glad I chose to make visual illustrations for a children’s app about colors. I learned a lot of wonderful things from making these visuals. I learned that as I make visuals for a kid’s coloring app, I need to go back in time to when I was learning about colors and relate my-now-self to my-then-self. I also learned so much about Adobe Illustrator! I learned a lot about making rotations, alignment, and the eye-dropper tool. I hope to continue to learn and improve.