DBS Satellite Dish Technical Illustration
For people who know me or who have been following the blog for a while… you know my professional background is in Technical Writing and Illustration. I also have been a forum moderator at the DBSTalk Web site for many years now. As part of some recent logo redesign for that Web site I wanted to recreate the previous logo design as closely as I could to have a baseline for comparison purposes. I needed to do this because the original high-resolution source was lost and I did not create that previous design.
Long-story short, the previous Web site logo design for DBSTalk used a Dish Network Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) dish as a cornerstone around which the rest of the logo was created. Before working on any actual logo work, I first created this vector illustration of a Dish Network 1000.4 DBS rooftop dish assembly.
Even though I didn’t end up using this in the new logo redesign, I was pretty proud at how this turned out. I may even upgrade the satellite dish on the ‘Sects cave-teepee at some point just to see if anyone notices! 🙂
Please let me know what you think and remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as a Technical Illustrator, please use the Contact page and provide me with as much information as you can about your request.
Okay, it’s another popular craze in which I, yet again, am not partaking… but it’s getting harder to deny Pokemon Go is a thing. Too many people making the news using the app on their mobile devices for me to ignore it any longer. So… I have a few ideas what I can do and have some fun with the concept. But first, I needed to recreate their official logo design, and that’s just what I did this weekend!
Whenever I’m planning a parody of something, as usual, I like to start with a clean reproduction of the original as I’ve done here with the Pokemon Go logo. It’s actually a pretty dynamic and attractive logo, and I hope I’ve served it well with my recreation. You can expect to see some form of parody show up elsewhere on my blog in the not-so-distant future… count on it! 🙂
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Oasis Title Design Work in Progress
A long time ago I wrote something I called an experiment in prosetry… It was poetry masquerading as prose, or so I liked to tell myself. I didn’t really do anything with it, but I revisit it from time to time. Recently, mainly since starting my blog, I started thinking about how I might be able to tweak the story a bit and perhaps make a short illustrated story out of it.
I have some visuals in mind for parts of the story, and other parts are less refined. I never seem to have the time to really work on it or sketch anything out like I’d want… but I finally sat down the other day and worked up this one thing.
The idea here is that on the opening splash page, the title of the story would appear as part of the art. It’s a thing you see a lot in comic storytelling, where names or titles are worked into an opening or closing panel of a story. I basically wanted to just see if the idea in my head would work as well on the page. So, I created this mainly as a proof of concept and hopefully to serve as a reminder that I really need to work on the actual story sometime! The design itself might have to be reworked to match the rest of the story art, depending on the style I end up using for that, but I think it mostly works in the way I wanted it to work.
Let me know what you think, and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Batman vs Superman Movie Logo Revisited
As I mentioned when I posted my recreation of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie logo the other day… I went back and made those cutouts around the “S” shield full cutouts so that the logo can be used on any background, and not just a black one as I had originally done.
With this updated version, on a white background, you can more clearly see how the “S” shield is formed within the bat symbol.
Batman vs Superman Movie Logo
The more I kept looking at it, the more interesting it became. Speaking, of course, of the logo from the movie posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For some reason, and on not much sleep, I decided late last night to tackle this… so tackle it I did!
As I was drawing this, I was having a hard time visualizing everything that was going on with that “S” in the middle. For some reason I couldn’t wrap my brain around it after staying up all night… but I kept methodically plodding along until it felt finished. When I woke up this morning after about 8 hours of sleep, and looked at this again, I was pleasantly amazed at how I now easily understood the construction and that somehow I had managed to capture it correctly with my brain on autopilot!
The only thing I didn’t do… that I might do later… those cutouts for the “S” in the middle aren’t really cutouts. It all looks better with black behind it, so I did it that way… but in truth, these should be cutouts so you can see through them to the background behind… whatever that might be. I’ll probably tweak it and make a version with true cutouts later just in case I need it for something else.
Let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Carolina Panthers NFL Team Logo
Congratulations to the Carolina Panthers for making it to the Super Bowl this year! Only one loss all season, and that to a team in their division with whom they split games… so basically they beat everyone on their schedule so far at least once. That, and the itch to draw, prompted me to recreate their official NFL team logo this week.
It is fun to design new logos, but I also enjoy recreating vector versions of logos that I like. Sometimes these things also sneak into comic strips or parodies that I do, so don’t be surprised if you see this pop up elsewhere now that I have a clean rendered version.
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Fist of Justice Title Logo Revisited
You might remember a while back I posted a pin-up submission I did for the Fist of Justice. As part of that creation, I had to also draw a version of their logo design. I have since gone back and tweaked that logo a bit to make it more accurately reflect the design they use for the comic book.
It’s always hard to let go of something as being done and sometimes there is a good reason for that, as I believe this version is stronger than the version I originally used for my pin-up submission. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Flash Aaahh… Logo Fun for Us
On someone’s Facebook timeline last week something Flash Gordon related came up… and then I had the Queen theme song from that 1980s movie stuck in my head. For further logo creation practice, and as an attempt to exorcise the musical demon from my brain, I decided to recreate the logo from that movie!
Eagle-eyed fans will note that the proper movie logo design actually has the “Flash Gordon” text in front of the centerpiece. As I was drawing this, I decided I like the look of the logo with the centerpiece overlaying the text instead. So, technically this isn’t a 100% recreation as I put my own spin upon it.
Let me know what you think and, as always, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Uterus Corporate Logo Parody
So… there was a discussion on Facebook that I found myself involved in, regarding government attempts to regulate women’s choices. Someone had made a funny meme suggesting that perhaps if women were to incorporate their bodies that our government might then be less inclined to try and regulate them! So, along those lines… I couldn’t help myself and I created this Uterus logo to add to the discussion:
Obviously a parody of the Toys R Us logo, it just sort of fell into place once the idea had formed. While the actual topic of discussion is a serious one that I wasn’t meaning to make light of, some of us were trying to bring a little humor into the conversation. I try to keep my blog light and not go too deeply into serious stuff, but please don’t mistake that for not actually appreciating that there are serious things that a lot of people just aren’t working properly at addressing.
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