"Born under a waning moon, Maris was named for the lunar seas. Taking inspiration from the darkness of night, the brightness of stars, and the depth of oceans, Maris composes music that expresses the desire to return to a home that never existed and cannot exist in this world. Maris enjoys long naps on the beach and eating dead plants."

I wanted to create a simple logo based off of my Guild Wars 2 main character, a Sylvari ranger with a mushroom cap head, to use as the logo for my "music sketches" Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mychotomy

Some pencil-scratching, bezier-curving, and gimp-filtering later, I arrived at this "first draft" version. Though not quite what I envisioned, I found this version surprisingly pleasing (I'm not lazy! Baka!) so I stuck with it.

My GW2 character is female, but I intended this image to not have an apparent sex so that it could represent either one. At your first glance, what sex did you consider the character to be?

Programs used: Inkscape, GIMP.

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Given that this is meant to be a logo, you did quite well. It's simple, conceptually impressive, and technically consistent. Most notable is the implied symmetry. The slight variations in the cap's radial design, in addition to the ideal composition of the logo's face and the texture, give the logo an organic, personal nature. This aptly reflects its inspiration; I can fathom this work being used as a logo for music sketches, or for any other like purpose, really.

This could conclusively stand alone, but that makes it all the more curious for me to see where you may develop this sketch. If anything, the background would probably receive attention, although I do not see any need. (Some have questioned my aesthetic sensibilities. Then I question theirs... blah blah, subjectivity, blah blah...)

Incidentally, I did not consider any sex at first glance; I do not view design in that manner.

Krichotomy responds:

I've considered "stamping" the design on some sort of background texture. Other than that, I have no further plans for the design.

Seems like a t-shirt design.

Krichotomy responds:

Yeah, I guess it does. :)

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