It's harder than I expected to draw a simple shape that so many people have illustrated before, and still have it feel unique. Or maybe it's just that I have no right working in Illustrator...
Working on variations with different blade counts, too.
over 3 years ago
Nicely done, sir. The subtle curves of each blade totally nail it.
The simpler you try to make something, the fewer variations possible. Therein lies the value of constraint.
At least, that's what I tell myself.
Nice looking shape indeed :) And you are right, not that simple to create. Even I would have to think about this for a bit before I toss it into a simple tutorial. It would certainly involve some Pathfinder options for 1 single element, and then a 60° 'copy' rotation (via cmd+d, 4 times in row).
@Shaun you sound very smart :)
Thanks folks :)
@Shaun: You're exactly right, of course — it's easy to make something too complex. Also, I could learn something from your mad illustration skillz.
@Veerle: Speaking of "mad skillz," I've died and gone to illustration praise heaven to have such a comment from you :) I'm sure I made this in the hardest way possible, not being familiar enough with Illustrator, even after years of playing with it. For example, I didn't use the copy rotation, I manually rotated two copies of the first blade and then flipped the three (easy with an even number of blades; odd blade counts, not so much).
It looks great - reminds me a bit of the Aperture Corp. logo from the computer game 'Portal'.
Get this as a temporary tattoo by Jason Santa Maria, here: http://beta.tatt.ly/products/aperture :)
almost 2 years ago
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