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#1 JJSCOTT

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 01:17

I have been wanting to work up a actual Michigan logo that uses a wolverine for a while... the new Big Chill weasel finally got me goin though.
Here are a couple I worked up that are just kinda plain right now... I am working to try and incorporate the winged design from the helmets as well.
I wanna add some more shading to them I think but...
I am having trouble trying to work with the color scheme set up though... any suggestions? I wanna stay away from using off colors like brown and black though.
Any other suggestions? Should I focus on tweaking the right or left or go back to the drawing board? Just head or more to it?
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 01:23

These are a couple of the Wolverine logos Michigan has used years ago that may help generate some suggestions or ideas.As well as the one in my avatar that is what they are using for the special Big Chill game jersey
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 01:42

Those are really nice looking. I love Michigan hockey and would love to see the far right one on a jersey. Maybe try one with a hat similar to the old wolverine head to throw in a little tradition with the update. Still amazing though.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 02:20

The one on the far right has a lot of potential. Work on the mouth, maybe snarling and showing some more teeth, and it will look really good.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 02:39

I'm getting too much of an "anime" feel from #2 and #4 because of the super stylized mouth, but I think #3 has a lot of potential if you try to get a more accurate snarl. I like the light yellow band of patterning on the forehead. That's unique and well done. :)
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 12:05

That actually looks very, very good. I think they should incorporate a logo like this. I also like how you kind of put the wingman helmet design on the faces :)
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 12:13

I really like the one on the far right, but would recommend getting some darker strokes or shadows on the inside of the face. You could try shadowing around the eyes and perhaps making a more prominent or growling mouth. Lastly, you may want to lighten up the highlight some more. I like the correlation to the "wings", but it may get lost on some mediums...lightening it will also help contrast and break up the color on the face.

LOTS of potential here...and this is coming from a rabid Buckeye fan.


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Posted December 6, 2010 - 14:00

JJ,

What if u used the helmet stripe into the fur of the wolverine... like on top of his head where the lighter yellow is currently

idk, just thinkin outloud

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 15:20

I really like the one on the far right, but would recommend getting some darker strokes or shadows on the inside of the face. You could try shadowing around the eyes and perhaps making a more prominent or growling mouth. Lastly, you may want to lighten up the highlight some more. I like the correlation to the "wings", but it may get lost on some mediums...lightening it will also help contrast and break up the color on the face.

LOTS of potential here...and this is coming from a rabid Buckeye fan.


Thanks you had me until i read buckeye fan :P

I am working to to add more to it... this was just a quick outline and flats.

any suggestions on how i should approach the colors?
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 16:38

Last one looks pretty good, but try having the tooth coming from the top and not the bottom of the mouth.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 16:58

Maybe darken the blue a little bit, but the maize looks about right.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 17:58

seems like the far right is by far the more favored so I focused on reworking that one with some of the suggestions... here are 2 one a lil more plain and one with more highlights
what do you all think?
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 18:06

The mouth still needs more emotion. As for the light yellow highlights, I think they would be better if they were white. The light yellow looks out of place. Lastly, the navy blue outline around the wolverine should probably be thicker, to give the figure a darker, more intimidating feel.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 18:07

both are amazing! love the winged stripes on top of the wolverine head. Very cool.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 18:08

Its getting better but it looks more like a bear than a wolverine. Maybe round off the top of the nose a little. Heres a pic for refernce
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 18:48

lil more tweaking changed the ears and added a thicker navy outline.
here it is with the white highlights as suggested... its not bad but i think is too much white for a Michigan logo and to me takes away from the idea of the winged design incorporated on the head. dunno what do you guys think?
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 18:52

This is really coming along, JJ. The helmet design on the forehead is genious, kudos on that. The only thing that is preventing this piece form being perfect is the fact that it doesn't immediately come off as a wolverine, but as some sort of bear, like dmhtfld had pointed out. I think you made the wolverine a bit too bulky, especially in the snout area.

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 19:00

thanks CJ. yeah a wolverine is kinda a hard animal to do because it looks so much like a mini bear and isn't as widely used. I will thin out the snout a bit and see what happens. I am considering doing a full body logo as well using this as part once I feel I pushed this to its limit. my concern there is the wing design will become such a minor part but maybe it will be more immediately recognized as a wolverine. give and take i guess.

thanks for all the comments guys... its really helping to keep me tweeking it. I am a huge Michigan fan so this is a concept I really wanna push to be as good as I can make it!
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Posted December 6, 2010 - 19:39

First of all, I HATE HATE HATE HATE MICHIGAN!!! And it burns my soul to even look at this, but its pretty legit. The main things I see about it is its doing the Kobe face, and underbiting. Maybe if you moved the teeth around to side of the face, or flipped them to the top. oh and Michigan sucks OSKEE WOW WOW

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Posted December 6, 2010 - 19:48

First of all, I HATE HATE HATE HATE MICHIGAN!!! And it burns my soul to even look at this, but its pretty legit. The main things I see about it is its doing the Kobe face, and underbiting. Maybe if you moved the teeth around to side of the face, or flipped them to the top. oh and Michigan sucks OSKEE WOW WOW

http://2.bp.blogspot.../s400/kobe3.bmp



First of all,

I HATE HATE HATE people who think they have to bash the team that the concept is about, just because they'd like that to be known. And comparison to Kobe Bryant? Nice.
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I like the way the wolverine is progressing, but I agree, it look too much like a bear, maybe think about shortening (squashing, essentially) the head a bit?
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