This job was a perfect one for me to try - Hélio Perdigão, black belt instructor at the Clube de Jiu Jitsu de Lisboa in Portugal asked me to design a new logo from scratch and he wanted a crow (symbol of his city) standing in the classic Gracie pose. Yeah! Jiu jitsu animals - or as I now dub them, 'Jitsanimals', are so my thing.
So, I start off with the obligatory pencil sketch for approval:
But we agreed, the crow, who we nick-named 'Crowrion Gracie' seemed to look better zoomed in just torso and head. The next stage was to play around with all sorts of surrounding circles and triangles with various fonts and colours, until finally, a favourite emerged. And here it is...
Crowrion sure looks mean, I hope he's raven a good time!