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I am working on a new web design for myself and thought about a suitable logo to start with. I know this design is more an artwork than a logo but I think it can be easily reduced to very few colors and simplier shapes. I am not sure if I will incorporate this one but so far I like it. These are my initials L.S. for Lily Seidel.

PLEASE, if you have some helpful thoughts about this design advise me of them! What do you like in it, what would you change? Any critical feedback is welcome!

EDIT: Wow, thanks for the numerous comments so far! There are many interesting aspects for improvement. But I have to mention (since many people criticized it) that the "Lilyas" writing is more meant as a signature/watermark and doesn't really belong to the artwork!


This is a vectorbased design completely done in Photoshop CS3.


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© Copyright by Lily A. Seidel 2009. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.
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:iconkatieblue:
I like the look of this piece. The color scheme works very well. I like the fact that it's a bit whimsical. But I don't think it will work as a logo. Perhaps if you simplified the forms a bit. You will loose most of the detail you've obviously put a lot of effort into if you scale it down too much. The forms are good though. I think it's an excellent start. The letters themselves could easily be self-contained. If you want "Lilyas" in there, I'd also figure-out another way to work that out. Maybe the "SL" with the name underneath? Kepp playing with it. :)
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It's a very nice design, no doubt about that. But would it work as logo? Honestly, I think for a logo that this may be a bit too much.
You'll have to take into consideration, that this logo will also be used for print like on a business card. And if it was up to me, I would try designing a logo that I could afford to print as well as use it in other mediums (ie. use a set number of colours like 5 max, etc). The fact also remains, if you're going to use this as a sign-off on your printed artworks, whether this would stand out more than the artwork itself or will it be completely hidden against a multi-coloured artwork.
My advise would be to stick to something simple and something that would work in all mediums :) Good luck.
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The-Love-Letter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
This looks amazing!
I am just starting in photoshop, illustration and indesign for college!
I'm inspired by this work.
One day, I want to make something like this!
Unfortunantly, I have no idea how to do something like this, yet.
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erraticstudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist

wow, this is really gorgeous! it's very clean, i love the design, especially the reflection. well done! :clap:
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bd670816 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice design
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:iconvickyinder:
vickyinder Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice design
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:iconankelwar:
Ankelwar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
It's so nice!! :love:
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:iconnalass:
nalass Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
great
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:icontemudjin1155:
temudjin1155 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Beautiful and relaxing to watch :)
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sonalibunny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
excuse me m new here but can u pls tell me something i love ur thing n i want T instead of L for one reason can u plssss help me!!!??
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hm, yes, I can help you. But usually people have to commission me.
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Megonondo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
i really love this
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PabloPicasso2006 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome :) I was reading some critiques, and I have to agree the blue ribbon draws alot of attention. First thing that caught my eye. I thought it was SL until I read further.

Awesome none the less! XD Keep up the amazing work.
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omeruysal Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
nice
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:iconselina:
selina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Nice, playful design
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:iconkedg:
Kedg Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009   Writer
i'd like to see this as a necklace
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I love it, I love it, I love it!
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ojad0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Digital Artist
the watermark looks shabby at best and the whole things is really low quality
a great start but it needs alot of work
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MzKitty45601 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elegant and so pretty :+fav:
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Oh God... you gonna be my inspiration for now -.o.
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cool! :D
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I just luv roses...so im gonna be happy for those "Magical roses" to see them ^.^!
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lorddelta Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Not that I need a website or I plan to copy...but this is great. I've been looking for ideas for a logo to give myself (wanted one for a long time)...so if and when I get it done I'll be crediting you. Not that you care at all I suppose. >_>

Oh well. ^^
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
I do care. :nod:
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Elandria Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
HAI! Just to let you know I'm featuring your art here --> [link] in my journal! Thanks for sharing your inspiring and beautiful resources and artwork!
:hug:
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Lilyas Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is very nice, thank you! :heart:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Pleasure hon!
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treyevan Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
excellent work, well done.
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daendusk Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student General Artist
The first word that came to mind was > Jazzy < not a word I normally use but I think it fits the first impression as it reminds me of the style of drawing alot of jazz artists seem to be portrayed in...at least what I've seen them in. Beautiful colors and design.
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Lilyas Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, I like Jazz a lot so it seems to fit. Thank you!
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daendusk Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome ^_^
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wildpraize Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY, VERY HOTT!!!!!
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Astarlen Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Photographer
looks awesome so far!!!
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Listoric Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very detailed ^^

It's not a "real" logo, as most of the critiques pointed out correctly, but it will work online as a header logo. But only then.

As soon as you scale it down or print it, it will have flaws, especially the details will get lost or cause some other trouble.

Someone said it reminds him of music, and that's absolutely true. It looks like a music note or "something that's playing a trombone or something. It looks like the "S" is holding the "L" and playing music on it. Which is leading into the wrong direction as it should express a (web)design "company".

Is the wrong coloured reflection on purpose? :P

Still, it looks really catchy, as said, it would make a nice header element. :)

Kind Regards from Nürnberg,
Marcus
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Lilyas Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I truly appreciate your tips for improvement. :nod:

The reflection is not actually wrongly coloured because the bottom is supposed to be a red glassy something which should tint the blue into a reddish tone.

Liebe Grüße zurück nach Nürnberg und vielen Dank nochmal!
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Black-Virusss Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
When I see it first I think it's S.L.
After read what you write they see that you want to make L.S.
Make S smaller and I think it's will look as L.S.
About the LOGO - It's AWESOME!!!
A LOT OF RESPECTS!!!
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Jaded-Zero Featured By Owner May 3, 2009   Photographer
I really like the texture on the L and the swirls that surround the letters. Very ornate, much like you. :D
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TheTine Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
cute! i think you should use it!
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Twethereal Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Photographer
That is gorgeous! I am thinking about getting into logo design myself and this one is inspiring to me. Keep up the amazing work!
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Lilyas Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Twethereal Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Student Photographer
You're very welcome. ^_^
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williamsosa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
woow, cool!
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WTFgirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Usually a logo should be something simple but easy to get caught in your head and you wind up seeing it whenever you close your eyes.
With what you have here the main part of it the L and S do just that though the little designs around it take away the simplicity.
This is a very beautiful piece.
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Spiritwalker6153 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Keep it just the way it is and don't change anything. It is clean, catches the eye and the art is inspiring.
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Serenityfhotography Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think you should do a tutorial on how you do your vector based designs so well or if you could point me in the right direction of how you learned that'd be fantastic.

Amanda

PS. Beautiful concept and design.
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, another tut, he he! Could be a nice future project. Thank you!
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fluidbrush Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
cool logo...good work

But i too think that visibility is a problem if u scale down the logo.
Me too doesn't like that bevel effect....
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes, that one is not perfect. Thanks!
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niponwar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
i see this more as a Digital Art than a logo...

Maybe if the forms can be easy outlined and placed as a solid color with different sizes.
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
At the moment it is more an artwork, yes. I will do some adjustments on it. Thanks!
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Usagi-Himeko Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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Amargus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
this is no a logo, is a illustration. the logo are simple and functional. anyway i thing is a nice illustration. :)
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