I know, I know. Beasts of Delphos. I know! I will get back there. Crossconversting some parts of the text to HTML proveth tricky. Besides, I spent most of this week down with what I strongly suspect was the flu, and not just any flu, but H1N1 itself.
Why? Well, it hit me fast, and it hit me hard. Wasted no time at all stampeding directly into my lungs, and it partied there most mightily. It certainly wasn’t a cold, and given the pandemic status of novel H1N1, well, you know. The odds are in my favor, if you want to look at it that way.
Anyway, I’m looking at some possibilities for a logo rework on something, and drew a couple things into my trusty Moleskine at the local café this evening. I figured I’d share them with you. To begin, we have a quail.
Naturally this is the inked rough. In final form, if we decide to use it, I’d end up essentially tracing the shape out in Illustrator so it would be pure vector start-to-finish. As you can see, I’ve been inspired by* local aboriginal art.
Here, we have some mountains.
Same kind of deal. These are actually more or less representative of the kinds of mountains/hills/bluffs/promontories we have around here — a caricature of the landscape, in a way. This is hinted at in my acute physical rehab ad; while we do have a local mountain range, this city is actually in a basin amid several mountain regions, and so what you see locally is typically a semi-eroded mesa surrounded by alluvial dross and basin-fill.
Why was I scribbling this on a Friday evening? Well, we may or may not see, fairly soon. More prosaically, what seemed to be a casual deadline (“Oh, a month or two”) has rather suddenly concretized into the middle of next week. Eep. It’s a damn good thing I’m damn good.
Meanwhile, I have a good starting point to discuss my process, once I get more involved in that process. At the moment it’s no more evolved than these sketches, of course. The real fun won’t begin until Monday, when I start scanning and roughing out some comps.
* This is a euphemism for “I shamelessly ripped off the design and artistry of a much older and often-venerated culture to suit my own ends.” Lest you think this somehow creatively dishonest of me, please do note that the Romans started it by co-opting Greece, Egypt and pretty much everyone else they liked/conquered.
Not saying it’s a good thing. Just saying.
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