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A Few NFL Concepts (Hand Drawn)(NY Jets posted 6/23)

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My first post on the forums! I've been enjoying this series. Your drawings are amazing.

 

Your take on the Seahawks is really great. The Mariners green looks really pretty on them; much better than the current colors. I appreciate that you kept the number font and brought back the old shoulder stripes.

My only potential suggestions are maybe also have a green pant option for the blue & white jerseys and perhaps bring back the sublimated feather pattern somewhere (maybe put it on the green alternate?)

 

I've also liked your new color schemes for the Chargers and Raiders for their relocations, and the Cardinals alternate.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

 

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2 hours ago, vtgco said:

My first post on the forums! I've been enjoying this series. Your drawings are amazing.

 

Your take on the Seahawks is really great. The Mariners green looks really pretty on them; much better than the current colors. I appreciate that you kept the number font and brought back the old shoulder stripes.

My only potential suggestions are maybe also have a green pant option for the blue & white jerseys and perhaps bring back the sublimated feather pattern somewhere (maybe put it on the green alternate?)

 

I've also liked your new color schemes for the Chargers and Raiders for their relocations, and the Cardinals alternate.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

 

First off, welcome to the forums! I’m honored you’d use your first post on my thread😝

 

As for your suggestions, I had considered green pants in the rough draft stage, but ultimately decided against them. I don’t know why, I guess I just never felt in love with how they looked with any combination, but if it gains popularity, I’ll definitely look it over again. And the feather pattern? It’s a little much too me, so I left it off, though your idea of using it on the alternate only might be a happy medium. 

 

And a little more info on the series as a whole, I have quite a few teams with rough sketches in the works, just waiting on time to get them all shiny and pretty for y’all, but I’ve been struggling with one particular team: the Carolina Panthers. They were one of the teams suggested to me a while back so I feel bad for having absolutely no clue what to do with them, but it’s the truth. I’ve got nothing for them. At all. So if anybody has something to get my brain kickstarted, I would greatly appreciate you. 

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So I’m still in need of help on the Panthers, so I decided I’d show what I have so far:

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So as you can see, there are 4 helmet color ideas, 6 jersey style ideas, and a couple pants. On the 3 right side jerseys, I based the stripes on the current shoulders with points based on the pant stripes in 3 slightly different styles. The 3 jerseys on the left are the bigger changes. They have a sleeve cap colored and a single over the shoulder stripe above it. Altered the coloring on the 3 sketches, the bottom being a design without silver, though silver could be incorporated if I worked it out further. Two of the pants are just an inverted stripe coloring of the current, and one is semi-based on the shoulder cap set of jerseys. 

 

So is there anything to go off of? With Carolina being a relatively new team and only having one uniform in their history I’ve been struggling on them, so if any of the rough drafts are a good direction to go or if there’s something you’d like to see that I didn’t think of, let me know 

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I like where this is going! Carolina had a very fascinating design history imo. I like a lot of the stuff here. For the helmet; they’d all work except for the white unless you plan on involving white more. I’d like to see how blue would work out but black and silver work more, unless you remove silver then you have the same problem as white. For the jerseys I like the alternating color per sleeve cap and stripe, or the top two left. For the pants I’d avoid white because it would be very alone in the design. But I like all the stripe options especially the far right! Can’t wait to see the final product.

 

Edit: you could also try UCLA type stripin but with claw marks that they’ve used in the past? I kinda just thought of it. I don’t know if it would look any good but it’s worth a shot!

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So I’m back with another team, the New York Jets! Haven’t finalized what I want to do with Carolina, so in the meantime, the Jets have been completed. 

 

Logo/Colors: 

I don’t like the current logo. At all. My solution involves combining the Jet portion of the 80s logo and the NY from the current logo set to create a new logo. The colors are slightly altered to a brighter, closer to kelly, green and white. No black in the color scheme, though it was considered being added for outlines.

 

Helmet:

The same as the current with the new logo swapped in and the colors updated. All the decals have a more metallic finish like the color rush

 

Jerseys:

Just two, green and white. The sleeves are hard to put into words. I tried combining eras by having the two sleeve stripes like the 80s uniforms, but the top stripe extends to fill the sleeve cap like the current set. The bottom stripe extends slightly onto the chest in the shape of the jet from the logo. For the numbers, I literally Googled “Air Force jet number font” and used one of the first results. I think the font looks classy but still has enough of a modern look to it to fit the rest of the more modern uniforms. 

 

Pants:

Two pants, green and white. The pants are pretty plain, a two stripe design with modern elements. The back stripe is the jet from the logo, and the front stripe is cut off at the end of the jet like on the sleeves. It doesn’t make sense in words, but once you see the picture it will. 

 

Combinations: 

With just two jerseys and pants, combos are limited. Green over white and white over green would likely make up 80% of the games, with all white being the other 20, though all green on rare occasions isn’t disallowed. 

 

Since that probably made no sense or you didn’t bother to read it, I guess I can post some pictures too🙄

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So what do y’all think? As always, comments and criticisms are welcomed, so let me know your thoughts!

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The idea for the Jets uniforms is quite good, but I think the logo (and thus the striping) is a bit off.

 

Your jet looks a lot like a spear or harpoon and not much like a jet. The wing is way too close to the nose.

I know you're trying to recreate the original, but when you lengthen the line and move it from sitting on top of the NY to in the middle, I think it loses the half-silhouette of a jet feel and just becomes a spear.

 

I think if you could update the logo to have both top and bottom wings, or put the jet back on top (either way, with the wings farther back) it would work better. This applies to the striping too.

 

Sorry to ramble. Everything else looks really good for the Jets!

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Does remind me more of a harpoon, other wise it looks good! Im glad you changed the green up too! The helmet is also good looking, especially with an updated logo!

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I love that old Jets identity/logo, so incorporating it into the striping is just really clever! It’s something that immediately screams Jets without going too over the top. And your skills are just amazing, too! Keep them coming! 

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Love these so far, the Jets is something they should look at for sure.

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I like these a lot. Much more creative than my version. I basically had the regular uniform but kelly green and air force number font. I would love to see these adopted as their real uniforms.

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I would have the pants stripe flipped so it comes out of the waistband. It kinda looks like it's stabbing the player wearing it. Everything else is great

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On 6/23/2018 at 11:39 AM, vtgco said:

The idea for the Jets uniforms is quite good, but I think the logo (and thus the striping) is a bit off.

 

Your jet looks a lot like a spear or harpoon and not much like a jet. The wing is way too close to the nose.

I know you're trying to recreate the original, but when you lengthen the line and move it from sitting on top of the NY to in the middle, I think it loses the half-silhouette of a jet feel and just becomes a spear.

 

I think if you could update the logo to have both top and bottom wings, or put the jet back on top (either way, with the wings farther back) it would work better. This applies to the striping too.

 

Sorry to ramble. Everything else looks really good for the Jets!

Now that you mention it, I can see this as well. I personally don’t see this as too big of an issue, but I’ll still address it here: 

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I tried extending the “wing” part of the silhouette further back onto the N instead of ending on the Y, so hopefully this fixes the harpoon issue. I probably won’t go back and change the uniforms for just a minor logo update, it would be a lot of work for such a minor detail, but any future images regarding the Jets will use the new logo.

13 hours ago, JTswag187 said:

I would have the pants stripe flipped so it comes out of the waistband. It kinda looks like it's stabbing the player wearing it. Everything else is great

Personally, I prefer to have my planes NOT crash nose first into the ground, but maybe that’s just me🤷‍♂️. Joking aside, I get where you’re coming from and that’s what I tried originally, but then it looked like it was crashing into the ground, so that’s why I had it point up.

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On 6/9/2018 at 6:30 PM, jn8 said:

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Time to update this list, with the Jets also needing white socks:

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Tried to get a lil fancy with the top stripe, hopefully y’all like it!

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