Another special day for weekly challenge ! After continuously practicing on drawing and illustrating these few days, I think I am addicted to these stuffs ! I still remember the time when I was still a sophomore student in the university, I was planing to take double majors on Computer Science and Industrial Design. Haha, but I didn’t take action in the end and still stayed on the CS fields.
After so much passing times, I am curious about the reason why I had such a plan in my mind then. Does it mean I love design ? Not sure, but it may take time to verify hmmmmm
Whatever ! Here comes today’s design challenge, this time I got a plan in my mind that I want to practice sketching and icon-designing, so after scanning dribbble, I found a simple logo here :
Branding | Exploration “Heated Speech”
This time, instead of jumping into illustrator directly, I planed to do a rough sketch on my sketchbook first. (Yes, I bought it few months ago but I didn’t use it to sketch anything haha) This is what I got finally :
Yes, it’s fire with some sharp curves and that’s it ! So after doing this prototyping, I used illustrator to make a real one based on it !
In this logo, I spent so much time on drawing baselines on intersections of curves to make sure I can make the original sketch to real. In addition to this, in order to make it look really real, I realized the color is god damn important. So, I also spent more than half an hour on picking colors for the logo and took other’s works on the internet for references.
From my side, this part may be the most difficult part when designing this logo. I am not good with color so I had no any idea about what color to use ! (You would definitely agree with me when you see my wearings -_-) But as a programmer, we all have to solve problems on our daily jobs, so I decided to use some default linear colors and add some additional colors. Although I still don’t know how to choose, this is a good start for me, isn’t it !? haha
I think that’s all for today’s challenge ! Here comes some random sketches by following some online tutorial on how to draw objects. Hope you guys like it and any feedback and suggestions would be appreciated ! Stay tuned with my next work
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