Jem Pomak

Graphic designer from London, UK

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Tiger & Fox Mascots

I really enjoyed this course. I must have watched the course 3-4 times just because I enjoyed seeing how Fraser works!

This is my reference image. It was a good image, but the angle of the tiger's head was not the best, so I knew it would need a bit of tinkering to get symeterical. But for a royalty free image, it more than did the job.

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I drew the lines on as Fraser did.

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At this point I printed out the lines out at 25% opacity and drew over them.

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Vectorised and refined.

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Reflect and redraw (this was a great tip that I learnt from Fraser, not to be worried about drawing everything from scratch again, I would usually try to 'fix' bits, which would have me tweaking beziers for ages!). I think this helped me to refine the art.

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Colour, shading and detailing.

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Final logo:

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I thought the colourway was a bit 'typical', so I got inspiration from He-Man and decided to pay homage to the under-appreciated Battle Cat. I think I'll attempt to complete the badge at some point and add some type. I think 'The Battle Cats' would be a pretty cool team name!

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I decided to have another go, as I felt the tiger I did was over detailed. To work as a mascot, it needs to be simpler. Simple isn't easy, every stroke needs to convey something. 

2nd reference:

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Line work:

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Rework in pen, make to look more badass:

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Vector refining:

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Colour shading and detailing:

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After some feedback (thanks), I've worked it up a bit more to look a bit more sporty. I used sharper angles and simplified it.

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