I have the opportunity to be really creative and enjoy Illustrator with this project.
If you don’t know already, my name is Lance. And, well, the projects and posts that I have presented here are themed “All About Me.” It’s part of my Communications 210 class.
With “Lance,” a couple of cultural references are ripe for visual representation. Lance Armstrong, the shamed medal winning cyclist is one figure who I could play off of for my logo. The fabled Sir Lancelot is another.
As I skimmed through source material provided by us that illustrated simple examples for our logo presentations, I became stumped. Like, seriously, how can I summarize my entire personality in one image.
Then, my inspiration appeared out of that veil of frustration. Why not play on other figure’s personalities?
So, my draft, which is admittedly rough, presents half of the logo. That half is incomplete as well.
My drawings, which are not presented on this blog, consist of my name in print – a literal lance (weapon) piercing the text – beneath a silhouette of a knight and horse.
The “idea” of the text is presented below. In order to better grasp what the silhouette will look like, which is absent from my draft, look up the Dark Horse Comic logo on another search engine.
When I began to work on my logo, I realized that I do not have the skills to produce that kind of imagery. So, I’ve reached out to graduate friends of mine for guidance in my pursuit of developing my logo. They have agreed to coach my efforts.
My intention is to develop this logo and use it as a way to advertise the fabled persona that I hold.
Many people, upon first encounter with me, immediately associate the figure of Sir Lancelot with my name, jokingly. Then who I am currently begins to reveal itself.
The idea of being playfully deceptive entices me and seems fun. I look forward to gaining hands on coaching from friends and presenting my finished piece next week.
Hopefully, I will expand out of my Illustrator comfort zone. That currently lies in the “I’m gunna make a bunch of boxes and see what happens” area.
I’ll kill it. I know.