For this project we had to recreate a sport logo either NHL, NBA or NFL team. One not too easy so that we could practice our new skills with the pen tool and other tools that we were taught in class. For my project I got approved for the Houston Rockets NBA team logo and below there is a sneak peek into my process.
Once the document was set up I had to figure out where to start tracing. I ended up having to add another reference copy on my artboard to have a guide.
This is the base for the logo. I thought it was going to be more complicated but the pathfinder tool is heaven. I wish I could say the same about the pen tool but I guess after more practice I will feel more comfortable.
The challenges besides controlling the curves with the pen was to organize the layering and to know what to trace next. After observing the logo with more detail I was able to have a plan of which way to go.
Almost done! I have to admit at the beginning the logo looked very complicated for me to reproduce it since I only knew a little about Illustrator but half way through I was reconsidering those feelings. I think next time I will be able to go for something more challenging.
and Done! Houston Rockets logo finished.