I’ve taken a graphic design class in high school, and I’ve definitely familiarized myself with creating artwork on photoshop; however, I’ve never sat down and designed a logo for someone else before. When I got asked to create one for a blog, I was equal parts nervous and excited. What was I going to do? How was I going to design it? What if it wasn’t any good?
After a quick moment of panicking, I began doing some research and finding reference pictures. I also began sketching way more frequently, so I could get used to drawing the full human figure. Once I felt slightly more comfortable, I began working on the actual logo.
The first sketch I made was awful. I absolutely hated it but it was a good warm up. This was also around the time where I threw out all my reference pics.
Starting my new sketch, I decided to go with a full figure. I spend a lot of time trying to get the body to look natural, and I spent way too much time trying to figure out how she should hold the piggy bank.
After finishing the sketch, I scanned it into my computer then opened the image on photoshop. I adjusted the brightness and contras, colored in the image then began looking for fonts. After finding a nice sans serif and a cursive font, I threw the text together with the photo.
The ending result made me feel extremely proud and when I shows it off to the blogger, she was extremely excited! Spending time on this gave me a huge confidence booth with regards to my artwork and definitely made me feel accomplished.
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