Hey there! I’m Daniel the designer behind Kreatank. I’m back with my second tutorial, this time we’ll do something way different then before. This tutorial also can be find on logolemon, you can also find there tutorials from other great designers. The logo we will create is a circular stylized fox using a Circle shape the Pen tool, Pathfinder and some gradients. This is a modern logo that is more for web use because of it’s variety of color gradients, but of course it can be applied for print use as well. What makes this logo unique is the abstract illustration of the fox that is fitted into a circle and the gradient use that give it volume. For this tutorial you should have a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.
Let’s jump into it!
1. Just like before, first step is the sketch. After you have your sketch you start illustrating it. File / New, set your document as you like it and then place it into the document File / Place. ( my settings are 1200px both width and height with RGB color mode) I usually lock my placed sketch or image so they don’t complicate my working process Object / Lock / Selection.
2. Draw a Circle shape and then over it draw the strokes with Pen tool, these will cut the circle into different shapes using Pathfinder / Divide. (this will make the shapes inside the circle separate ) Draw the shapes that are outside the circle once again with Pen tool. These will be united just like you can see in the images using Pathfinder / Unite. ( for uniting the outside and inside shapes of the circle you have to select the 2 shapes and then simply unite them so they become one shape )
3. Choose your colors or gradients. The ones I used are for the Orange/Red part #860033 #f9533d and the other one is white and a soft grey. Then using the Gradient tool set your gradient angles.
Congratulations! Once again you just made an awesome logo and in totally different style, that means you got skills! You can start the experimenting with what you just learnt.
If you got stuck anywhere feel free to comment and I’ll help you out.