Every once in awhile a good friend contacts me to do a little graphic design for him on behalf of a customer. I enjoy creating and lately I may not have been badgered all that roughly by my muse to do much of anything creative but I feel that if I play around in Photoshop or play around on Pinterest I might find something to inspire me.
So I agreed to do this logo for him for a local company in his home state. (When everything is said and done everything will go up on Exquisite, by the way.) He sends me their current artwork via email and it's this cute little line drawing with text stating the company's name. I about died At first I was completely flabbergasted as to what to do with this little line drawing, especially since the size is not all that big enough to really do much with it.
I started by cleaning up some of the lines and then copied the layer and changed the blend ode to overlay in order to make it darker. Doing just that helped quite a bit, it looked much cleaner. Still, anytime I zoomed in to work on it the amount of degradation was crazy. It's a small logo and it's going to be on their website so I suppose it doesn't have to be all that large, right? I'm working with circular text, which I'm loving how it's turning out. I'm also going to work on a banner logo in case they'd prefer a header instead.
I plan to have Little Lady redraw the logo in a larger version since she saw it and wanted to color it. Since she isn't able to draw digitally at this time (she said it, not me) she can draw a larger version, color it, then we'll scan it and see how it turns out. I think whatever she does with it will turn out amazing.
I think the one Professor for my Web Design truly challenged me when he told me he didn't think I could pull of creating an ad with a black background. When the final version was turned in he was truly impressed. To this day I do whatever it takes to challenge myself when creating graphics. From the most simplest of images to the most complex designs, I try to put all the emotion and thought I can into each project. I learn a lot from tutorials over at Planet Photoshop and many other places on the internet. It makes me glad that there are people out there who willingly share their knowledge with so many others. Being in a creative field could be considered competitive, but not in the same way as say sports. Each and every person sees each and every thing in the world differently. This makes it much more interesting to see what comes of their design, no matter what the medium it's created with. What did you create today?