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Good evening all, I just finished up this primary mark which is to be a portion of a presentation I will be making in a week or so (I am in the midst of creating a full body version for alternate applications) but wanted to get some C&C from all of you to get a general reaction/feel for the look and what not. Some background, this is actually the fifth logo sketch of a hawk that I completed, since I did not feel the rest were up to par with what I wanted to achieve, there was one that came really close and another that was ok. If I have time to post them I will, but for now?

soeschger_hawk.gif

The fuzziness in the image is there is due to a digital watermarking technology I am trying out to see if it is worth the investment, sorry if it bothers anyone but you can't be too safe anymore.

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I agree. The watermark is much too dark. It is very hard to make out the image. The best approach that I have found is to make your own watermark in Photoshop or Illustrator, intersect it with your shape, and lay it over your image at around 20% transparency.

This is also quite small on the eye, but from what I can make out, it is very good. Birds are difficult to draw, and very difficult to make them look specific and/or unique. You have done both. the execution is great. It is simple yet elegant, and it looks unmistakably like a hawk. Great job.

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Good selection of colors and coordination. Great concept of a Hawk. Watermark a bit dark - otherwise great job.

I look forward to seeing your other work. If you have any Cardinals please post :D

Welcome to the CC Boards - hope your stay is a pleasant one!

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hey tempest, thanks for dropping in the reference pic in for the hawk, all my reference images are still on my laptop and i am currently without it. i acquired almost a 50 different reference images to put into the design blender to get the look i was looking for in this logo.

from the harris hawk to the feruginous hawk to the red tailed hawk, up until this project i did not realize how many different species and subspecies existed. let alone the subtle differences among some of them, it was quite a learning experience.

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Hawks do not have straight beaks like eagles.

Actually...Eagles don't have straight beaks either.

eagle.gif

This is what an Eagle looks like when he's intent on biting off Tom Brady's balls!

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Nice, clean design. I think that maybe you should develop some secondary and tiertiary logos. There are numerous other hawk logos with similar colors out in the world that this doesn't stand out as unique. I think other logos and wordmarks would help you achieve that.

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here was the version 2, i did not feel it was fierce enough, brooding yes, fierce no

soeschger_hawk1.gif

here was the version 3, head on is tough, it was close to what i wanted but was also far away

soeschger_hawk2.gif

here was the full body version 3

soeschger_hawk3.gif

i may find a use for version 3 as an alternate, but who knows, i'll figure it out as i finish the proposal and guide. hope you like the stuff.

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I'd actually like to see your first, main hawk larger, so i can get a feel for line thicknesses and such, before i kneel and ask you to unzip like fiasco, there.

Lines feel a little thin to me. Also, i'd like to see some more white added, like on the beak,a nd in the eye.. the all grey makes the whole thing feel desaturated somehow.

The shapes look great. Very nice start.

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