This is my work in progress personal logo. I've got inspiration from the old medieval flags...
I'm quite happy with the cloth, but I have to work a lot on the golden bar. I also have to texturize and improve the "3D-ish" aspect of the flag.
I would love to hear your thoughts and criticism! :D
over 2 years ago
Fantastic! The stitching is outstanding! I have 4 tiny suggestions to perfect this:
1. The blue is very very vivid. Colors on flags (especially Middle Ages) won't have had such bright inks, so I'd desaturate and maybe even stain it a little.
2. The texture of the square part of the cloth isn't reading as well as it could. I'd experiment more with textures to find one that really sells it as fabric. I think desaturating the blue might even fix this (bright colors can distort the appearance of texture)
3. Cloth Deformations
It's as stiff as cardboard, add some fabric deformations.
4. Letter Shadows.
The shadows on the letters look a little hard. I'd soften them just a tad (blur by +1 pixel) and drop opacity 10% - 20%
Robert, thanks! I will try to improve the logo, based on your suggestions! ;-)
1, 2: Yeah, I'll fix that!
3: I totally agree with you on this. But the truth is that I don't know any technic on how to deform the shapes to follow the lightning and the shadding, if you can understand what I mean. I would love if you tell me any way to do that, as in your flag wallpapers!
4: Maybe it's not good, but the "shadows" kinda justify the stiff cardboard appearence. I actually not used them as shadows, I used to simulate a "3D-ish" aspect of a very thick cloth - while thick, the cloth wouldn't have much fabric deformations... But I'll try to improve that too!
Thank you, again! :D
by Gabriel Levcovitz
Based on Robert Padbury's suggestions, I end up with this. Thanks, Robert! :)
I was lazy about that golden bar, so I just gave up. But I like the blue/silver combo.
Maybe that's the final version, but I'm ready for any other suggestions!
over 2 years ago
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