A friend of mine contacted me a few weeks ago to commission an illustrated logo for a company he's working with. The client, Pyro Peptides, had a great vision of what they wanted and let me run wild with the concept.
It was simple and perfect. To paraphrase; "We want a ripped arm, like Bane from Batman, holding a peptide molecule with some flames in the background. Go crazy."
It' s every illustrators dream logo, and better still, it was approved on the first round.
It was illustrated and inked by hand, then traced, tweaked and colored in Illustrator based on a PSD color guide. I even threw in some Kirby Crackle for good measure.