This is my draft logo. To begin the process of creating my logo, I started off by looking at some of the websites that were posted on the instruction page for the assignment as well as some websites that I found through Google. The links to the websites I looked at are:
Because the topic of my blog is About Me, I knew from the start that I wanted my logo to be constructed somehow out of my initials, which is what led me to the websites of personal logo designs. After looking at a couple websites, I started sketching and brainstorming on a piece of paper. One of my sketches was of an A minus the horizontal line with an S over it so that the S line connecting the curves of the S replaced the horizontal line.
As soon as I was content with my sketch, I moved onto Illustrator. I started by using the pen tool and setting the stroke to 10 pt. Then I made a line at an angle for the A shape. I went to the stroke settings on the line and set the caps to rounded. After making that line, I copied and pasted it and then right clicked, went to transform, and pressed reflect. I connected the lines at the top ends to make the A or upside down V shape and then grouped them by selecting both of them and going to object and then group.
To make the S, I made one anchor and put another one directly below it where I wanted the first curve of the S to end. Without letting go of the mouse on the second anchor, I dragged it to the right to create the first curve. To make the second curve of the S, I just clicked over to the left. I made sure that the S had only a 10 pt stroke so that it matched the upside down V. Then I dragged the S on top of the upside down V and scaled it so that the top end of it connected to the angle of the upside down V and so that the bottom end connected to the bottom left end of the V.
I selected everything and grouped them together. Then I used the live paint bucket tool to fill in the blank spaces between the S and the A. I just used whatever colors that I felt looked good together and I chose vibrant colors so that my logo wouldn’t be bland. In the left most spaces. I made them gradient with lighter shades of the colors that I chose on the left to make it look like there was a light source. Then I added a drop shadow on the whole logo so that it didn’t just look flat by going to effect, stylize, and then drop shadow.