I spent a lot of time with family over the holidays. While with them, I wanted to expand my Photoshop skills. My uncle makes the best fudge. He’s joked in the past that he should start his own fudge business. So, I made him a logo he could put on some packages. I also dreamed up a book cover using my cousin Chrisinda’s eyes. Literally, I dreamed about this design while staying with them.
For Uncle Eddy’s logo, I wanted to make sure the logo represented the best Ed I could imagine. He loves Derby, KS and he has lived there his whole life. The colors I used for the trim and font are Derby high school colors. Also, when Eddy makes his fudge, it is usually a family effort. They are a very close family with huge hearts. The chunky font for the fudge just seemed to remind me of yummy ice cream or the round pieces of fudge Eddy makes.
I used pictures of them and sketched their faces individually with my handy surface pen. This took a ton of time and Eddy’s real eyes were too small. He looks a little more cartoony than the rest. Originally it was just going to be a black and white sketch of him and his trucker hat (that he always wears) but I later decided that since the name had “family”, it should include them. After I had almost everyone sketched I learned about some techniques I saw on youtube, where you can turn a picture into a cartoon or making it look like a pencil sketch with filters and such. That may have made the process take less time and make the faces seem more realistic. I think I will have to remake this one later.
The idea for Chrisinda’s book cover came after one night where all the girl cousins stayed up late to watch Maleficent. I was playing around with photoshop while we were watching the movie. I woke up the next morning with a very similar image in my head. I’ve been trying out different double exposure techniques and this one is my best so far. It seems like a cover of a book I’d read. Is Chrisinda, dead or alive? Did she go on a personal journey? Did she have an impact on the world? Read the soon to be book to find out.