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Old 05-01-05, 09:24 AM
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I need a logo created from a sketch (will pay modest fee)

I recently got laid off from my real job, so I am working on putting together a website for a "side-business" that may become my main business.

I have put together a sketch of a logo I need created. It's rough paper and pencil and I need to solicit help to clean it up and digitize it.

Here's the logo sketch:
http://www.kaczanko.com/img/concept1.gif

Here's what I need:
- Clean up the logo and make it look icon-y and 3D
- Use the colors I identified on the concept
- Use thick(er) black lines for the outline of the shapes
- There should be 3D highlights on the figures
- It'd be great if the logo could scale so it will look good at both 200x200 and 32x32.

I'd like something iconfactory.com quality, professional looking and clean.

I would be willing to compensate the artist via PayPal. It wouldn't be much, but maybe $20 or so. The only condition is that you must send me a note saying that you release the artwork and it becomes my property since it will be used for a business.

Any questions, send me an email.

Thanks!!
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Add a "0" to that and I might accomodate you... since you will be making money off of it, eventually.
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Okay... soemthing roughly like this (in size and shape)?

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You call that "flesh" colored?

I might be able to help you out if someone else hasn't taken you up on it by Tuesday. I'm swamped right now.

Looks like Goldberg is on the right track.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Okay... soemthing roughly like this (in size and shape)?


Are they supposed to look the like 3 stooges? larry, moe, curly
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So you want a complicated, professional-quality logo for cheap. Mrs Danger is willing to create a black-line drawing that you can shade yourself, if you are willing to cover the Paypal fee.

Yes, she has published several coloring books.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
You call that "flesh" colored?


It is a little too green isn't it.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74


It is a little too green isn't it.
A little.

But the rest is pretty darn good as a first draft on short notice.
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Goldberg74. That's great for a start (on such short notice)

If you could fix the flesh color, and make it more 3d icony (a little like the MSN Messenger logo) it'd be great.

Were you serious about the extra '0'? I really can't afford that. I honestly don't know if this venture is going to take off. It's really something to keep me busy while I look for a job.

Nick Danger: I'd be happy to consider that too, if Goldberg74 wants more cash :P

Thanks all.
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Old 05-01-05, 11:08 AM
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Goldberg's is nice, I'd at least hope you'd decently compensate him if your thing takes off.
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Oh yeah, definitely. I'd also kick him any graphic design gigs that I may come across.

It's just right now I cannot commit to anything down the road.
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family portrait ?
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lo-rez .jpg

meh... something like this? Did it quick in Illustrator so it's vectorable. Probably have to play with the shading a little more.

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Originally Posted by devilshalo


lo-rez .jpg

meh... something like this? Did it quick in Illustrator so it's vectorable. Probably have to play with the shading a little more.

That's awesome.

Just a few minor things:

- Outline with thick-ish black lines like Goldbergs
- Make the bodies a little more 3D (the heads look great)
- Make the glasses a little thicker
- Put some "pens" in the pocket protector.

Thanks for your help!
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Wow, you're really picky for $20.
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Yeah, no shit. You're getting this work for a bargain.
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Old 05-01-05, 01:24 PM
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He intimated that he was going to work on the shading a little more, so I gave him a few more suggestions.

Geez. I know it's $20, but he doesn't have to help if he doesn't want to. Everyone knew what I can pay up front.

I guess people just like to flame.
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Originally Posted by RickerOne
He intimated that he was going to work on the shading a little more, so I gave him a few more suggestions.

Geez. I know it's $20, but he doesn't have to help if he doesn't want to. Everyone knew what I can pay up front.

I guess people just like to flame.
Let me put it into perspective for you: you can't get someone to cut your grass for less than $15. And that is something that will only last a week. What you're asking for graphical logo work for $5 more that will last pretty much forever.

I understand it's up to the guy, but if you keep giving more and more "suggestions," they may not do them.
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I realize how much this would cost in real life and obviously I would go that route if I could, but I can't.

Why do you think I am asking for help on a public Internet forum? There are people out there who like to help others out, like to do graphics for fun, etc.

If I had $200 to spend I'd go to a professional designer, but I don't. It's that simple.

That being said, I do have an idea of what I am looking for, how it will integrate into the site I have built, etc. I am not asking for much. Just a little kindness from a better graphics person than myself.

I am not criticizing any work anyone does toward this logo, just trying to communicate my vision for it. I am grateful to those ppl who are willing to add value and help!
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Good luck with your business. You'll need it.

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Originally Posted by RickerOne
I realize how much this would cost in real life and obviously I would go that route if I could, but I can't.
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If I had $200 to spend I'd go to a professional designer, but I don't. It's that simple.
This isn't a comment on your $20 or your request for help, but I think you're a little off in regards to logo prices. $200 would not get you a professional designer but would probably be the amount a hobbyist designer would charge. My sister is a professional graphic designer and charges $2000+ per logo. Best of luck on your business and it looks like some generous folks here at DVDtalk have already made some nice progress on your logo.
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Originally Posted by schizopak
This isn't a comment on your $20 or your request for help, but I think you're a little off in regards to logo prices. $200 would not get you a professional designer but would probably be the amount a hobbyist designer would charge. My sister is a professional graphic designer and charges $2000+ per logo. Best of luck on your business and it looks like some generous folks here at DVDtalk have already made some nice progress on your logo.
I did a bit of research and some logo shops on the net were charging around $200. Obviously this would give me no design iterations and/or modifications.

Honestly, I would do it myself if I was more digitally artistically inclined

The artwork people have come up with have been great so far. I honestly expected this thread to die with no responses.

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Oh yeah, definitely. I'd also kick him any graphic design gigs that I may come across.

It's just right now I cannot commit to anything down the road.
No I mean actually give full compensation in the form of money to this person down the road if your company takes off.

I'm curious how you are building a site if you couldn't design the logo?
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No I mean actually give full compensation in the form of money to this person down the road if your company takes off.
That's the beauty of it! For $20, the person designs the graphics AND forfeits ownership, so he doesn't have to compensate at all! (And yes, I understand most designers don't retain ownership, but in lieu of big payment, ownership would be an interesting possibility.)

Honestly, I cannot see any reason a person would do a graphic design for this "payment."
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