Bradgate Country Park
This is the result of a recent SkillShare.com class. I like using SkillShare as each lesson doubles as a design brief and it is good way to try something new with an end goal in mind. They also encourage you to show your processes and talk through the project. The brief was to create a logo or badge celebrating the place where you live. This page is essentially a re-post of my project page from SkillShare.
The place where I am from has a large amount of green space and communal parks. So I decided to do an ode to one of them. The one I picked is famous for a few things, mostly ruins and deer. The ruin I picked is called Old John, its a folly built in 1784. It was actually built to be a ruin, which is slightly odd. However, the unique profile of it and the fact it can be seen from a fair distance away meant that is was the best choice for this piece.
Below are my iterations on "Old John". I had a different style in mind when I set out, but going through the iteration process and settling on the one I wanted essentially set the design for all the other elements.
The next step was the deer head. I got a photo of the type of deer and laid circles over it's head to get the basic form and shape down. I wanted it to be completely symmetrical, so I picked the side that suited me best and mirrored it over. After that it was just a matter of tweaking the shapes and applying some suitable colours.