21-day drawing challenge: day 3

For day 3, we were give a reference sheet and asked to “draw what we saw”. I ended up seeing, among other things, a couple of dogs, a somewhat angry bird-like creature, some sushi, a funky-looking toe, a person ready to go fencing. There’s even a little stick man surfing.

My reference sheet, filled in

What did you see?

 

Random Thought for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On decisions–
There’s an old saying– “It’s better to fail trying something than it is to succeed doing nothing.

It’s one thing to change a decision once it’s been put into action and its results can be evaluated. It’s another to constantly make second-guessing decisions without ever putting any of them in motion.

The former shows flexibility, strength of character and the potential for growth. The latter a paralyzing fear of the unknown.

Given those options. I’ll take the former any day.

New Yahoo! logo– thoughts

So, I opened up my browser and this is what I found…

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The new Yahoo! logo.

Now, I’m pretty sure this has been covered elsewhere, so I’m just going to give my initial thoughts.

Looks like they “hipster-ized” this logo.

Here’s the old logo for reference (no that it was better, but at least it was quirky and had personality).

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Yahoo!? More like “yikes!” to me.

Update:  Shortly after I wrote this, and while going through my feeds, I came across this post from Yahoo!’s Tumblr. The short version? They’re doing a “variation on a theme” logo a day, until they unveil the new logo on Sept. 4th. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what else they have to show until the big reveal next month. Stay tuned.
Oh, and here’s a link to their post. It has a short video explaining the whole thing, although I’m still not clear as to why they’re going through this exercise…

 

Brooklyn Nets logo: Can I do better than Jay-Z?

So, the internets is all up in arms with the (now) Brooklyn Nets and the newly-unveiled (previously leaked via Twitter) logo. I like the concept as a whole, although I have my issues with it.

So, I decided that, over lunch today, I would take a stab at tweaking the things I felt were a bit weak, especially with how the type was addressed. It’s far from perfect and still needs some polishing (making the geometric elements nice and symmetrical, etc.– remember, this was cobbled together over lunch today), but overall I’m satisfied with the result of a half hour’s worth of effort.

Anyone else have any thoughts?Image