Wow. Nothing like the last damn minute. I took an extra day off work to have a three day weekend. How was I productive in that time? Well... not in an art way. That's for sure. It's ok though - I've got a beautiful woman
who's able to be in town for a change, and we had a lot of fun (and got to hang with kar0na
to boot!) so I'm really not complaining.
But here I am... at just before midnight - when I have to be back at the office at the crack of ass o'clock tomorrow - trying to cram a long weekend's worth of art in before I go to bed. Uh huh.
I fixed the dragonbones.net crest that I did a while back. I hadn't realized that it was b0rked until I looked at it again this weekend. Can you tell what I changed? Here's the old version
and the new version
. 10 points if you see it.
Why fix it? Well, I wanted the crest to be a decent example of the sort of thing that I was trying to describe in my last post
about custom crests. xtingu
pointed out that it was a little confusing what I am offering, so here's an attempt at a better description:
I want to offer custom crests as an option for my creative services. What could these custom crests be used for?
- tattoo flash
- corporate identity / logo
- website graphics
I want to make them fun and fresh, which (for me at least) leads me away from the old standards (pun intended of course). I want to add something of a modern feel to these things. An example might be tribal designs instead of ivy. Golf clubs instead of swords (ok - so that's a little bit sad, but you get the idea).
So what's next? Well, to those of you who've jumped to the call, please post a response here with a description of a crest with your wildest ideas. Go nuts and assume that nothing is impossible. That's not to say that I'm going to do them all to the exact specifications, but this is
an experiment. One minor stipulation for this stage - black and white only. I will likely add the option for color later, but for now I'm working on black and white concepts.
Next up? The Little Warriors. Nope - I haven't forgotten about the little buggers. It's just tough to find more than a couple minutes in front of my PC. As some of you may note, I've made some adjustments to the Little Viking. I moved his shield and rolling pin to mimic those of the warrior behind him. I think that it adds a huge level of 'bond' between them. It now looks (to my eyes at least) as though the two are linked. I've also been doing a bit of work on the little one's face as I've been told he looked a little too Chucky
to be cute. We're getting there folks. Unfortunately, that will have to be it for tonight as I have to get some sleep for work tomorrow.