Whittier S

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About Whittier S

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    Writing when I should draw, drawing when I should write

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Hartford Whalers ('93-'97), Milwaukee Brewers ('78-'93), Portland Timbers ('15- )
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    Columbus Crew, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Twins

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  1. Whittier S

    DC Baseball - Nationals alt concept

    Why do you delete all the previous pictures? It takes away a lot of the meaning of the thread because then people can't follow the progress of the concept.
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    Bigred's CFL (Winnipeg added)

    RedBlacks should wear that home jersey now.
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    Jacksonville Jaguars logo and wordmark concept

    I'm never a fan of zombie eyes, but beyond that, this does a great job of combining the old and new, picking the best elements from a franchise whose design history is very hit-and-miss.
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    Bigred's CFL (Winnipeg added)

    This is a great Alouettes concept. I usually hate their uniforms for being too far out there, but this is just enough.
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    Griff's First Sports Concepts (New York Baseball 1/32)

    Honeycrisps were created in Minnesota and it's a huge point of pride here. That's why I don't think it fits.
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    Generic Knight Logo

    Concur on the line weight. In gold, it looks like it could be a Vegas logo, since you've got a prominent V in the design.
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    Hardest City for Fictional Concept Leagues

    Colorado Springs has more lightning than any other US city.
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    Minnesota Wild Set

    I agree about the striping and color balance. Green and red against each other is naturally jarring because they're complementary colors.
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    NBA 2K18 Custom/Rebrand Teams

    I see the gun, too.
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    Colorado Avalanche Update

    Just to let you know, I can't see your older images; they say "imgbb.com bandwidth limit exceeded." I recommend imgur.com, I don't run into that problem there, or several others (but NOT Photobucket.)
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    MLB: The Defunct Saga - Toronto Giants Added

    Mostly on point, but I'm not digging the swoosh under "Kansas City" in the wordmark.
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    Driveball Super League (Driveball In Japan)

    First, I'm sad that you feel like you're wasting people's time. You're definitely not; otherwise, people wouldn't be talking with you here. I feel especially bad because I've been the primary contributor to this thread, and the last thing I wanted to do was to intimidate you into not designing. As to an Inkscape tutorial, if you click help, you'll find Tutorials in the menu. I'd start there. What's nice about their tutorials is that, rather than just watch a video, you can interact with the program right within the tutorial. Also, if you don't normally draw with pencil and paper, I highly recommend it as a foundation. Don't even worry about learning to "draw right" right now. Just draw. Draw things you see, even if they don't come out "right." Draw from photos. Draw from memory. Doodle. The more you draw, the more your skills will develop, and the more those skills will transfer to design. As to whether you could just write your sports histories rather than illustrate them, that's totally fine to do. I'm not sure whether here is the best place. One idea might be to hold contests where you write a story and people compete to come up with the logos for the teams, but all contests have to be approved by the moderators. The advantage, though, to designing the work yourself is that you get to see your imagination come to life in a way that can be shared with the world. That, to me, is the thrill of designing concepts. It takes time to develop skills, but it's time well spent. Take your time. There's more time in the world than you may think.
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    Carolina Hurricanes Logo Concept

    I get the reference to the Research Triangle, but concur with all above.
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    Driveball Super League (Driveball In Japan)

    I'd work on refining these before moving on. It can be sooo tempting to just move on to the next concept--especially so when you're in a series because you want to see the whole series come into being. If you take these first three concepts and refine them, then what you learn in the refining process will carry over to the remaining concepts. I'm sitting here watching an old episode of Project Runway and they literally just said, "Design is solving problems." So consider how to resolve the problems here and then move on. And remember that this is a process we all go through, including the most seasoned and spectacular designers on here.
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    Driveball Super League (Driveball In Japan)

    You learn by doing ? I'm not telling you to not post until you get an art degree or something. Virtually everything posted on these boards needs revision. We're here to help each other out in that process.