Ryan Nelson

Multifaceted Designer

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Giraffe Animal Mark

As I was finding inspiration for this project I came across the Giraffe. I'm not sure why I chose the giraffe, it holds no special meaning to me, but it was different and also proved to be a challenge.

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I looked through a number of images and came up with these as my guide through this creation. The image in the lower left acted as the main image for the mark, where as the other 2 as references.

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I began sketching and used a similar approach as we all saw in the instructional, very curvy lines with intereting intersections.  For the most part this worked great, the long legs and neck were very easy to construct, but the head was a different story. Small and long, the lines took some finessing to create a pleasing shape.

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With a little work this this became my basic mark.

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I then continued to refine the design really trying to emphasize the curvature of the body.

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Once I was satisfied with the curves I combined the larger shapes and then introduced the cutouts to complete this animal mark.

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From here I created a number of versions.

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Once completed I then created the grid on two separate iterations.

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Once I was done with the animal mark I created a more realistic giraffe from one of my previous versions including the giraffe animal pattern pattern. 

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And then to complete the design I placed a large stroke the giraffe.

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