This is my logo draft for a company by the name of Greenscape. The premise of this company is that they go to different homes and businesses, schools, etc. This relates to my topic because it can be used to remodel training areas and make them more efficient and green.
I looked at a few different logos to get some inspiration for this. I am from Portland so I wanted to lay out the city. When you have a good view of the city you are able to see the Willamete River as well as Mt. Hood. To create the logo I first used the elipse tool. I held down shift and dragged so it would be a perfect circle. Next I moved to the mountains. I just used the normal pen tool to create the jagged peaks. Next I Used the text tool and selected the font and size I preffered and dragged it into the circle. Originally I was not planning on adding the river but I figured that would be a nice touch. I used the pen tool to create the river. Next, I wanted to create a compass around the logo. I used the line segment tool to make the small mars for all the directions. I just used the text tool and dragged it to the proper spot.
One of the issues that I ran into was coloring the river. I was not sure how to auto fill the color. I will have to learn how to do that on the final draft. All the elements of the logo were created in illustrator. For the final draft I would like to add a bit of shading to the mountains as well as the river. Also some of the compass markings are a bit off-center and that Is something I need to fix. Overall, I think I have a solid draft to create a captivating logo.