Time for a new Dungeons and Dragons party logo! I’ve been creating some sweet logos for D&D parties lately, so I’m proud to show off my latest logo for D&D warriors Dwarven Anvil.
I started off this logo with a sweet hammer illustration, spending tons of time with stippling techniques to create shading. Stippling is a unique technique in vector art and looks great. I’ve done a lot of art with stippling, such as the Pra Rahu image in my portfolio.
I typically use brushes to achieve the effect, such as these awesome tattoo brushes from Artifex Forge (affiliate link, if you buy them I get a slice of the sale at no cost to you). In this illustration I decided to do the stippling work manually to see how it came out. I’m stoked on the result and it’s one of my best logos yet.
Here’s a detail shot of the hammer itself:
I showed a few progress pics to my artist friends in Community of Metal Designers and got some great feedback from master typographer Dominik Schäfer of Wappenschmied. Dominik’s work is phenomenal, and he seriously helped me step up my typography game on this logo. I started with a base font and a few alterations, but frankly it was pretty lame.
With some suggestions from Dominik, I worked on a bit of metal-style symmetry, thickened the font a bit and really took this logo to the next level. I created a sharper arc in “Anvil”, which let me move the hammer below the font for a more unique and fully coherent illustration.
This is one of my favorite logos that I’ve ever created, and the boys in the Dwarven Anvil party were super stoked with the result. Big thanks to Dominik and make sure you check out his work.
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