Working on a "modern" heraldic lion to accompany a logo i'm doing. The earlier shot called "Daniel" was a preview of the type.
Let me explain the concept of the logo to you guys!
Daniel is a Photographer/Cinematographer and will soon be making his entrance into hollywood as a freelancer. I've tried to make his logotype look super modern and classy, so he can stand out with his contact cards.
After i did the type i was looking for a logomark that could go along with it and started looking for what could resemble a "good eye", i've found 2 animals that fit that discription and one of them is the lion, which i chose to explore first, here's why;
1) The lion has a sense of authority and majesty over it, which goes along great if you want to present yourself as an A+ player (which Daniel really is, seeing his work)
2) In the manes of the lion i made a reference to the shutter of a camera, connecting good sight/good eye with the work Daniel does
3) The biblical figure Daniel was thrown in front of the lions, a fitting mark seeing how there are a lot of serious competitors in Daniel's field.
Let me know how you like it, im not 100% sure if the body of the lion looks alright! :)
about 2 years ago
Great rationale behind this design Richard. I like the idea of an aperture forming the manes. In order to let this feature stand out more, I think you should try to make another 'blade' out of the lion's chin. Not sure if this works, but maybe it's worth trying.
Also, I can see why you're not 100% sure if the body looks right. Personally I'd shorten the body and decrease the size a little bit in order to let the aperture blades stand out more. Just my two cents, hope it makes sense.
Nevertheless the design is awesome and I like the idea.
Shortened the lion a bit, and it helped a bunch, the lion looks a lot bolder now. Awesome how you were able to see that from a photo that's made with perspective. I've got a lot of respect for that :)
I can't quite visualize what you mean with the chin thing...
Hmm, how should I describe...
Ok let me try to explain the initial idea I had in mind: your aperture now consists of 4 blades. By making a 5th blade, you could replace the chin to make 1) the aperture more recognisable and 2) even the lion very unique. You know what I mean?
There are so many awesome things about this. First of, we need more in progress sketches like this on Dribbble, we also need more sentences starting with "Let me explain..." so we can have accurate feedback. I think you're spot on with the camera shutter on the head, and separation of parts are just genius, so well balanced, I would love to see this on a canvas with black background.
And props for the dot grid book. Well done!
almost 2 years ago
keyboard shortcuts: ← previous shot → next shot L or F like
Show and tell for designers
What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.
Copyright © 2009–2013 Dribbble LLC. All screenshots © their respective owners. Shipped from Salem, Mass. USA.
Follow Dribbble on Twitter