Today I have started to design little thumbnails. There aren’t too many but it’s definitely progress. I have attached them below.
I do need to be careful about making it clear that it’s not ‘TV’s’ and I forgot to write the veterinary every time, but I think other than that everything went well. I think I prefer the logos that have the letters overlapped or joined together. I think I’m going to try to start incorporating some animals into the thumbnails as thats what I said I didn’t like about the original design.
I really enjoy drawing thumbnails as its a time when I don’t have to be so serious about the designs and I can just get my ideas out onto paper where I can see them better and weed out the bad ones.
It is a relatively quick exercise but I definitely think it’s necessary as it helps you get a clear idea of what you want and what you don’t want. I definitely think its easy to get lost when you are on illustrator and just stick to the things you are familiar with as there is just so much to learn, but if you have an idea (thumbnails) you will be able to create what you see on the page and you’ll figure your way through all of the tools on illustrator until you get what you are looking at on the page.
No doubt I’ll come up with some more ideas later and I’ll create another post.