I began drawing logo sketches in 2011 on real paper using a real pencil, like in the good old days. Can you imagine? Paper…don’t make me laugh! I needed (or wanted) a new logo that would stand out and of course stand the test of time. Seeing it now after so many years, I am pretty sure that I have a winner. It still stands out and stood the test of time!
I know how to draw a tiny little as I have always drawn in school. Oh, rest assured, I wasn’t in art school or in an art class. I drew during math, physics, English, electrical engineering, French…you get the picture. I drew and listened to music with one well-hidden earphone all the time.
I drew anime most of the time back in 1998 and listened to game music, anime OSTs and underground rap.
After that I took a simple photo of the sketch with my smartphone and imported it to Photoshop. Then I opened up a new layer and started drawing in the lines digitally.
It took me some time as my Photoshop skills were limited, but I had learned a trick or two doing all my cover arts myself for all of my label’s releases as you can see right here.
I had this gradient color on it for quite a while, but I wasn’t sure if that, and the fact that the logo wasn’t flat (it had shadows), was any good.
It was only yesterday that I took out the shadows, took the gradient out and flattened out the whole thing, which I don’t regret.
Here’s the finished product…black on a white background:
What do you think? Do you like it? Do you also like creating logos and, how do you go about it?
As always, thanks for reading. 🙂