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hettinger_rl last won the day on November 21 2014

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About hettinger_rl

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    Using Pencil & Paper, Ungulate Logos, Wildlife Art, Native American Art, The Outdoors, Drawing Education
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  1. hettinger_rl

    Here are the alternate eyes: I'm really happy with the fact that there is a menacing look to these, but it doesn't have to look like it's roaring as many grizzly bear logos do.
  2. hettinger_rl

    I had some folks ask about a Kentucky version, so here's 2:
  3. hettinger_rl

    I have a version with different eyes, I'll post it tomorrow.
  4. Here is a logo concept for the Montana Grizzlies. A bear is another mascot that every designer should try to draw up. I took inspiration from their current bear's face and smoothed it out some. Rendered it in their current Maroon/Silver and the vintage Gold/Copper.
  5. Building on this, maybe try just a silhouette. Think of the American Eagle, A&F, Hollister logos.
  6. Noel in photoshopped mavs jersey #3 Lou Williams in game #12 Cousins in game
  7. hettinger_rl

    I agree. Here is a simpler version that may fit better with Northwestern's style.
  8. In a sense yes. I was making my wildcat concept and thinking Northwestern, K-state, Arizona, Villinova, Kentucky...... huh wonder which mascots AREN'T used over and over.... but ones that WOULD be viable for other schools or pro teams to use (if they weren't SO typecast to their school).
  9. hettinger_rl

    Thats what I thought too. I added the white with purple option too, that one seems more viable than the white fur/border look.
  10. True, good point.
  11. I know my description of what I'm thinking is hard to interpret. I'm thinking in terms of colleges that are big on the national scene. IDK maybe this whole topic is going to be too vague. Gophers were named for the politicians in Minnesota... but the image would be unique. Buffaloes as a name is unique... but the animal image as a mascot is widespread. IMO Racers is another way of dividing mustang/bronco/colt/stallion
  12. This is hard to describe, but kept me up at night..... What are your top 5 college mascots that are surprisingly not used by many other colleges or top tier pro teams. Exclude mascots that are unique for geographic reasons only. (example; Tennessee Volunteers; unique because Tenessee is the Volunteer State) and high schools beacurse they copy about everyone. Maybe my list will clear it up too. Texas Longhorns - Longhorn cattle are tied to Texas, but are a widspread breed. Florida Gators - Florida has a high population of alligators but they live all around the gulf. Wisconsin Badgers - It's a fierce animal that would work great as a pro mascot. Mchigan Wolverines - See above^ Arkansas Razorbacks - See #3 I understand that tradition plays a big role in this, but think of how many mascots overlap in the NCAA or the top pro leagues.
  13. hettinger_rl

    Every self-respecting sports logo artist should have a wildcat in their stock folder (also, bulldog, eagle, tiger, etc). Its a very common mascot and therefore difficult to create in a unique way. This concept is basically a Northwestern Wildcat. but the design would meld easily into any wildcat brand. The only feature that I'm unsure of is which "light area" color works best (white, light purple, lighter purple). White Light Purple Lighter Purple White with Light Purple Border I kinda feel like the white is too harsh and the light purple blends too much, so I'm leaning towards the lighter purple.
  14. Shock Top has a more youthful look:
  15. Works for me.