Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - student project

I designed an elephant logo for this class project. I'm pretty new to logo design, and while the gridding technique is an excellent tool, I decided to keep it relatively simple for my first try. Below are the reference image I used, and the rough sketch I came up with.

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - image 1 - student project

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - image 2 - student project

An elephant's face and ear is a good opportunity to place a golden ratio, and as you can see I added another for the tail later on; otherwise, the rest of the logo is made up using simple ellipses and circles. Though I definitely see areas which could use improvement, I'm quite happy with the final result.

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - image 3 - student project

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - image 4 - student project

Elephant Logo Using the Golden Ratio - image 5 - student project

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed it!