Note to self: when doing a pattern on a super-short deadline, don't get hung up on doing a beautiful spot illustration for every icon. Today's pattern took way longer than it should have.
I was too concerned with each icon and wasn't thinking much about the pattern as a whole. Which is too bad. I'd love to go back and play with color and scale to make this more cohesive, but I'm out of time.
That said, I like the actual art a lot. The idea was to depict a nerd who gets so swept up into nerd-books that he takes on the role of major characters in his imagination.
I wanted one icon for each character. I didn't think that through because I'm completely unfamiliar with Harry Potter and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so I had to get some help on icons that might fit those stories. Luckily we got a bunch of nerds up in this studio...
Check out my blog for some closer details of everything. I think the 20-sided dice is like the best thing I ever drew.
P.S. Don't be mad if you read any of these books and I called you a nerd. I am King Nerd of Nerdsylvania. I revel in nerdery.