So recently, if I take an interest to sort of like figuring out a different technique on how to create mask a logo designs, as there is millions and millions out there, I’m sure, and if your mascot designer that I’m sure you go, you also have your own Current style to it, so I usually always, I think, the past two articles on how we’re like Symetra designs – and you know pretty much how to sketch and stuff like that.
So, of course, today’s article cheat, I’m just you – have a sketch and pretty much illustrate your mascot designs in like three simple, easy shapes, and I believe this way of processing it or like understanding your like sort of introducing you to mask a design mask out low Designs, if you choose to you, know kind of forward yourself into that, you know kind of category of design. It’s really really crucial for you to really figure out all these different techniques, because it’ll really help you like settle with your spouse.
So i’ma teach you guys that today so of course have a song with a sketch and I’ll throw the sketch into illustrator and it’ll. Really quickly illustrate it and I have to be really fun very simple, so hope you guys enjoy and let’s get this frickin thing going so, of course, to like on the article because a secret down below which I’m not sure some be yet. But maybe a know me I’ll figure it out when it’s time so whole thing is, do enjoy and, of course, if you guys want more tutorials, please just let me know leave a like on the article and all that cool stuff and yeah.
Let’s just get it just just get this thing done, alright, guys so pretty much myself with this sketch right. So I have a lion like roaring on my screen right now. I do also have this pre sketched out. So yes can just like sort of relax and understand where the I guess the direction is going, but I really want to show you guys really quickly what I’m looking for when I actually sketch out my mascot design.
So if we were to look at this, let’s say this: one entire shape right here was like number one, and then the next shape would be number two and then our next shape on the outside actually be number three. When it comes to how many shapes are there to kind of create your base to like creating an actual mascot design so right here, I’m looking at a picture and I’m just going to basically make sure I believe the most crucial thing about this.
If you trying to use a sort of technique, or even like like trying to figure out how to do a mascot, a logo design, try to make your, I guess you’re number three or Susan you’re number one shape is like, is, I guess, direct as possible to Make sure that it’s the animal that you choose so for me, I think starting off with the actual hair and the outside sort of like the easiest way for me to actually say that or to do that for, like the whole lion thing now, if I won, I probably had like went a little further out or whatever I put them more so kind of like a little stroke, pins or wherever you want to call them um just going to go ahead and just like so sketch this out now.
I already know, like I said I already have it planned out sketched already, but pretty much. I want to show you guys what I mean by sketching out a shape that kind of like make sure wars or make sure that you kind of have this like. How do you say this animal shaped out the way that you believe that animal looks on the outside, like if you were just thinking of a shadow for a shape for an animal? That’s pretty much! What you’re doing here and we’re just going to go ahead and move that up like this, we’ll move this like so, let’s just make that go all the way that way for now and then I’m using I’m moving my favor a lot.
I know, but I just won’t show you guys so this like black outline, is stroke. This will be one entire thing. That’s filled in so this just imagine this as if it was filled in all the way. So if you can imagine that you just know that this is going to be that black part, that’s on the outside number. Two right here will be whatever for that primary call that you choose to use, so this her to be the primary color.
But for me I just want to pretty much make sure make sure guys also use negative space in my pre sketch. You can see this little triangle here and if you see my picture that I have above or ever I have it in, like the article y’all. Probably you’ll see it somewhere arm. You see little triangle here, I’m going to use it as like a negative space sort of. So in my example, I can probably have right – or this is me in my sketch I’ll – have this like something like this like over here.
Then going up this way, I’m going to pretty much trace this. What I have over here again, so I’m making sure I keep this little like these little spiky things going on here, because that’s kind of illustrate – or I guess I would say – you’re you’re, pretty much matching that it’s pretty much hair right. So this is what I want to make sure I do. This little part will be his little ear. It’s pretty smaller.
It can be mess around with just we’re going to keep on going with. It, though, go ahead, and do something like this. Something like that and let’s just say we do something like this this time I don’t know we’ll figure that out when the time comes, but there we go right. So I basically did my little site, like my little sketch on the inside so, like I said guys, make sure you guys understand that the like the best and most like focus shape you should be focused on, would be number number one right.
The one that’s on the back and then pretty much it’s going to completely either make or break what you want to have so for me. I also usually do basket designs when I sketch them out. I was just like symmetrical thing where I have like that. The I go in the hair going or whatever and then like the nose or whatever it’s going on. I usually have that symmetrical, but symmetrical logos are not like. I want to stop doing those.
I want to sort of branch myself out or like learn more and like I said I found this like really cool little technique. I’ve seen people do it, I’m, like you know what like, why not give it a try, so pretty much what you do on the inside for that one like number two shape here. You just want to figure out like negative space like this right here is going to be his mouth areas, or your teeth will be and stuff like that on.
This is where his nose can be, if you even want to, would you put like a little triangle here as well, see like that’s where the nose is going to go, but this little negative space here is the nose is so space here, so the mouth and Teeth and so you just want to make sure you have that back shape and it really like generalizes, the actual animal that you choose right and then that’s for the eye. I’m going to go ahead and just say the generic sort of like circle shape whoa.
I’m sure you have this in Illustrator as well, but go some like this. Just something like that for now I’ll just say: that’s the eye. You can work with it for now. Let’s just let it go. Oh that’s the eye for now, but basically I want to let you guys know that is. It is almost. Is this easy right here to set yourself? Will you had a pre sketch like what did you do before that? I looked at the picture and I pretty much said exactly.
I pretty much is exactly the same thing. I didn’t take much time on the pre sketch at all. I started to make sure that I have a certain direction and also that you can see what I was talking about before. I even finished it so that right here this so just really really quickly like review it. This number one will be that one back shade. That’s going to be solid color, and it’s going to that. Your one base color shape that’s going to be on the outside right, and the number three like I said by the way, is basically that stroke is going to be on the outside.
Like so there’s going to be a stroke on the outside, it looks something like this right, something like that all right. Let’s just say this is the stroke and this stroke is that number that number three shapes or this stroke all the way around that number three shades that’ll, be that nice little gradient color, whatever the color you choose to be on the outside, and the number of Two here is that one shape, like I said I kind of defined like define.
Scuse me, the animal is well on the inside, so he was going to you. Don’t want have to fill the entire thing like, usually I would say to myself all right. I have to make sure I got to go outside here over here like trace all the way around, but if you just kind of focus on just the main parts, I guess to the actual mascot design itself, then you’re pretty much in there. So hopefully that makes you like it helps you understand just as much like I’m looking at the picture.
Right now is well. I probably like make this go out like this way more, but it’s all it’s all just like the sketch is not always going to be. What your outcomes going to be, obviously, like I myself, I’m a prime example of that, so this sketch it’s we’re going to change out. I’m probably going to make this like I’m going to actually put these in here, make those arrows come out more this way. I want this to come out more that way.
I want to actually, of course, fix this, of course fix my eye. We’re going to get smaller as well, probably small and push it up so use arrows. Use your sketch, however, just know that your sketch is not going to illustrate what your product is probably going to be. It can give you a generalized idea, because once you put everything in Illustrator and start going to smooth lines and sort of like what you’re looking for this will be totally easy.
And if I find this method, just really really cool. And this way of thinking about it just a lot easier. So hopefully I helped you guys out and like I guess, starting out you’re your mascot, because you might be like I feel like I can do this by. I just don’t know where to start. Hopefully, this will help you guys out, so I’m going to go ahead and take a picture of this, I’m going to email to myself and I’m going to throw it into illustrator and then we’re going to go from there.
So hope you guys enjoyed that and yeah see you in a second alright guys. So I went ahead and I threw in the sketch into illustrator. We are in illustrator CC 2017 and so pretty much I’m just going to go ahead and start this thing off. So, of course, we’re going to start off with a new layer and the first shape that we’re going to be focusing on is number one, the one that has little stripes through it, and I told you guys that was the back plate.
That was like the bones of the actual mascot, the bones. Really, I couldn’t think of any of the word. Okay, so just a quick little rundown, of course, I’m using the pen tool in order to create our nice paths. Now, if you guys don’t know, there’s a fill tap right and there is a stroke crown which is located right here. I have it turned off at the moment. Turn your stroke pack off. You only have to do.
Is choke pack stroke path off? Maybe just click on this little red line going through where it says, none that will turn it off and I’m going to also turn off my fill as well just for now, because I don’t need to see what’s in the inside eye thing like that, I see Well, I see which is just the stroke line right here right, so I’m going to go ahead like I said I focus on this number three or see me number one down here up here, no over here in this location, so I’m going to go ahead and Start pissing off right over here and we’re going to go ahead and is go for it.
So if you guys don’t know if click and drag will just give you guys neck so arch. So if I click once right, if I just click once it’s not going to give me any sort of twists or turns or shape like you know, I can’t actually turn the shape or curve the shape. So what I want to do is I want to click and I’m going to drag my mouse toward, like. I guess the bottle up to my mouse pad to give myself a nice curve that will curve me more to left hand side but also giving that nice sort of, like, I guess moon shapes kind of curve going on right.
So if you guys don’t know already, if you were to simply click on the anchor on your pen tool just like so it will create a new kind of anchor, which is basically, if I just want show you guys like wiggle. If I click over here, I’m trying to move this over here, this would have on a curb on this side, because this extended curve, this little anchor point here – is still a secondary sort of, I guess anchor, where it’s kind of showing you guys.
If I were to click over here, it would curve pretty much halfway through here as well right. So, as you can see, so I just click on the anchor. This will reset that, and I just click and drag again without the unnecessary curve on the outside or following these extended flights here. So I’m going to continue now going on and it’s going to continue doing the same exact thing. You know I have this there just like I’m sort of following my uh, my sketch a little bit, but I’m also following what I want to do as well.
Some like this, and I’m just going to make this one go in more because why not and I’ll make this come like that, and then I could do so break here and I believe this house is going to go like that. Yeah, okay and then we’ll do this one like this yep, okay and then this here, I’m going to bring it in like so, and also this curve right here is almost like a little S curve, so the others never s curves.
I was talking about that when I do like curves for like color correction stuff, like that so nigga s curve, i’ma click drag correct and if I just click right up here, this will give me a very, very simple S curve. That’s exactly what I want. So if you guys do not know already, if you extend this more over here, you would get more of a curve. So let’s say if my curve is like, oh like how like how you see it with a green line right now, I can extend that as well.
So if I click again right where I want to have that, I can even just hold alt ctrl click on this handle. Here I call the extended point: what it’s called handle shirt and I’m a click and just drag this back in toward the actual center path. Here or ZZ set our anchor here and I’ll. Give me my curve that I want back as well, so it’s very easy to make curves like that as well, so this curve right here, I’m going to simply actually I’ll do that what multiple just like! So I move this curve like that there we go and I give myself those nice little teeth now, I’m probably not going to be doing all the whole teeth thing anything like that, but I want to make sure you guys get the base.
I guess I guess the the basic of the thing shirt we’re going to go with that um we’re going to go ahead and just do something like this and then we’re going to go ahead and just come up here and I might actually start putting in some. Some little curves in because I don’t want to just have it very just bland like that on the top, so I’m going to go ahead, just add in my own little stuff. So I already told you guys the sketch is probably not going to be exactly how I want it to be, but this right here I’m going to go and just turn on my fill down and put this on a nice colored Levi how to color before right.
Here this nice little black here so I want to go in just add myself lay of nice little. You know two little spikes on top as well. Simplify you say imply hair there we go so right now at this very moment. The whole point of what I was saying before is number one, which is this first shape that we’re doing is to make sure you make this shape as memorable or Susie as memorable or as or as what is the word, I’m looking for as uh as accurate.
We’re just going to go accurate as the Amba you choose like me, like you, can see a line in here a little bit right. It’s not like a bunny, it isn’t like a bear. It kinda looks like a dragon’s the moment, but you add you get the the bare bones of what the shape course is with the animal you have with the shape so make sure this right here. The sketched out number one spot in the Sketchup. Excuse me number one shape.
This is the shape. This is the path that you want to make sure is perfect and great and good, because the inside can always be messed around with the outside. You want to make sure you have that sort of bear bone like base shape, so that’s that first part of the sketch. So if you want to down and put my sketch above this black path here sees me this black shape and there’s a low, my pasady on the sketch and there we go I’ll lock this back up just right again: okay, so now above my layer, three, which I’m going to call this number one.
This is the first shape line. It’s called a shape. Number one right, I’m going to make a new layer is going to be shape. Number two shape number two: that’s a dollar sign go boom, all right shape, number two. So the shape number two, like I said, is right here right. So this all this right here is shape number two. So I’m going to go ahead and start off rate here. I guess now we’re going to go for it so, like I said this is like a little ear now we can always go back and sort of mess around this and sort of fix things like I said this is just the sketch.
This is just your first attempt. You’ll have so many variations, and I got myself on my logo designs. I usually take maybe like three days on them – maybe a couple hours here, they’re on each day, just because I want to do it for like premium stuff like that. So I know it takes a long time to get that file perfect sort of like look that I’m looking for. Let’s see other one here and truthfully, it’s not like something that you can probably do in like one second, so understand that there is going to be a like a learning curve.
Scuse me, but it’s I swear to you. It’s not it’s not as hard as it might look and even like I’m saying this and I’m not the best myself. But I know in my heart that I’m going to get good as long as I keep trying right. So I’m going to go ahead and just I’m going to add another curve in there. Why the hell not something like that, or even oh, how about this after this curve? There is something like this and then almost straighten this thing out now we can just go straight into there.
I don’t know we’ll see. I can always measure out this more I’ll move that around for now, if you guys not know like, I just always hold control. We want to move a point. I think I want to move, you can click on by holding ctrl just so you guys know, and I’m going to do something like this, and this is the little nose part that I was talking about. Let’s just do that and then we’ll come in here, just like so all right and then we’ll do this last two little or Sunni, three, a little little spike to the top, which is indicates his hair right and do some like so and then connect it after This one right here, all right so very simple right this is the shape number two I’m going to just connect it now right so for shape.
Number two I’m going to have this color here, I’m going to turn off this as well, so now shape number two has something like this. So, as I said before, this cheat number two is pretty much the part where you want to get the onliest the essentials. Basically, inside of his his head, basically right, I’m also going to measure off this a little bit. I want to move this little further down. This way, try to feel some more space, um that’ll.
Do my something like that right. I think it looks a little bit better and I can mess around with that as much as I want, but I want to move this as well right. I already got some things coming in my mind that I want to do. I want to also move this little further back. It’s too close to that nice, not with the curve a little bit. I think it looks pretty good so right now else is I got talking about the negative spaces area so right here where this nose is supposed to be right.
I want to make sure I have that space looking very, very accurate to what you would suggest that there’s a nose also in here right. So if you zoom in backwards to me, if I zoom out you’ll, see it zoom in backwards. Hello, if I zoom out you’ll, see there’s like a nose shape there and there’s also empty space for the mouth here, um, which I might not be doing, because I have a lot of trouble with mouths, but I can get you some.
I like some. I like design something like that right, so let’s go ahead and just focus on the eye really quick. So actually this is number four places the first shape right. This is the second shape. Let me just do the third shape for now right, so the third shape is actually go on the bottom. However, so this is shape number three and shape number three after the number three I’m going to quickly do.
Is I’m going to go to shade number one again, I’m going to click on the actual shape with my actual directional tool right, I’m going to turn on a stroke for a second I’m going to put a gradient on, because I can, let’s just put on a Green, let’s just choose any colors for now. We just want to see what the colors are and I’m going to stroke here right here, let’s table and just put on my width up my height scuse me and we’re just going to go ahead and make sure we’re sensor on the outside correct and, I would Say to myself I think this size stroke is pretty good, so I’m going to take that into account I’ll hide everything else or lock everything else and go to shape.
Number three click and I’m going to go ahead and now to start off from here and I’m pretty much going to make sure I follow these basic love. It excuse me, let’s turn this off, make sure you follow this stroke on the outside. Just to make sure I have the same width but just understand it, you can do whatever the heck. You guys why I like realistically, should be here if you want to keep it completely like symmetrical to what’s going on the inside.
However, I want to put it there because I feel like it. What I always get the width and make sure I have like them with maintained around the entire actual logo, doesn’t look really weird, that the wicks are different with the strokes. But if you want to put different stroke widths in different areas, go for it like it does not matter. It’s your design right. So I’m going to go ahead and just quickly go on the route outside of this and make sure we got that.
Looking pretty okay, there we go so now when I just really quickly click on the stroke again and I’m going to head to put in that code that I want right here. This is a nice little gradient, I’m going to go to back to shape number one and then turn off the stroke here, because I have the stroke now in the back and there we go right. So this whole tutorial is all about making the mask out in three shapes.
Really this right here is the bear boat. It’s literally, you can see the line. You can see the Stroh’s you can see the inside of the actual. You know the different features that is going to have so realistic. I can stop here, but I wan na quickly show you guys what whole like the whole eye situation there, but just know that these three shapes is what’s going to really make the actual mascot correct.
So, of course, there’s eyes there’s different like I can do something like on the inside here. If I wanted to, let’s just do something right now. I want follow this angle here, make a nice little curve there right. If I want to have some more color on the inside, if I choose so do something like this and then just connect it like, so I can’t swim like that and then just use the stroke. This blue here come like that.
Going on to indicate you yet again, more hair going that way. So that’s just one of the little little thing I can do as well as like. Maybe like this. I don’t know, let’s just uh, my mouse is tripping. Oh God, there we go. I think I caught it. I think. Oh okay, we’re good! Alright, do something like that and then so. I’m like this right and that’ll indicate like a little nose right there right, okay, looking good so far, so really quickly! I’m not sure you guys this whole eye situation, um, not my best eye, but I’m going to go for it.
We’re going to call this with this. What is just add on right, I’ll, lock that really quickly now we’re going to make the eye so the way I usually make my eye was just basically like a honeycomb like a half circle right, I’m going to turn this off for a second, so nice little Half circles: just you know, click drag make a nice little simple, like little smiley face going on there and then just click and then drag towards.
So I want to have like a more fatter area towards the face right here. I guess the right size of face and pretty much that’s that I’m going to fill this in with a black right expose. It was black now what I’m going to do now is I’m going to go ahead and okay, we’ll go with it for analysis. It’s just the whole tour purposes thing, so I’m Prince Li keyboard. It gives me the ellipse tool right. That’s what I want the ellipse tool I’m going to make.
It basically make a perfect circle by holding alt and shift clicking images dragon right. So with this perfect circle, I’m going to take this perfect circle and just bring this like right around here where the eye is, I’m a should click on both of these actual shapes. Now I can basically I’m clicked on both of them. If I press shift M, which is the shortcut for the shape builder tool, I’m going to go ahead and click on the inside, where this little plus button is it’s going to be a plus button? If you held alt, this will actually get rid of different shapes, but what I want to do is I wan na make sure this is a shape.
That’s cut out of the two shapes that is made, which was the circle and now that’s a shapes. I’m a click just like so now that I basically have two different parts: I’m going to have this little like it’s going to be your eyelid or our Susan II, our iris, and this part right here, is going to be like that filled like white spot. What is that called oval or biology? Okay? So I’m going to go ahead and fill this.
Excuse me make this white I’m going to go ahead and make sure I put this white O shape below my black eye shape and I’m just going to go ahead and move this just like. So we can mess around this as much as we want, but I want to make sure you guys get the point uh something like round, there’s pretty good for now. So that’s that right there right – oh god, okay, let’s just uh, put on that angle and then we’ll do that for now.
Okay! So now for this part here, this looks I’m going to put this on the bottom. I make a new layer on the bottom of the pass here and I’ll. Take my pen tool, I’m going to go ahead and just like click drag click. I’m not going to follow this exactly like that, and this is going to be like another like piece around. His eye that just makes it look cool, ah like some like this, like that and then I’ll get rid of that and fix this like that, um, okay, that looks okay, I’m going to give her this little sketch thing now and I’m going to make this outside.
Actually going to make this outside black and this blue, there we go okay, so I’m going to shrink this down a bit first, this right and we’ll mess about this and shrink this all together. That way, it’s not ginormous and put it somewhere around there. I think that’s pretty good, so really I can go a lot further than this. I might even mess around since or like the whole final image thing, or sees me like to begin the article like what you’re going to be learning today in today’s tutorial, whatever what I want to at least show you guys and like really like, illustrate how easy It is to sort of start your mascot design, I’m not saying that kind of as it easy I’m not saying that I’m great at them or good at that, or anything like that.
I’m just saying I’m learning and I want to teach you guys everything that I learn, because I know you guys are going to teach me a lot of things as well. I go so look what I did. I’m like okay how’d, you do that and we become friends. So it’s one of those things. So hopefully you guys you did enjoy today’s tutorial. Hopefully it helps you guys out and starting your mascot designs and maybe even I guess, brightening your.
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