My friend - the Feisty Feline - approached me regarding the design of name tags that were supposed to be used for pets in their parish's upcoming event on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - which is the blessing of pets. Below are some of the preliminary layouts I've came up bound for comments and revisions.
I wanted the tags to reflect the solemnity of the event so for the first batch, I used toned down earth colours - sepia and olive, old Christian illustrations of St. Francis, and even tweaked a photo of a religious brother walking a pack of dogs. But apparently, it came a bit too formal for the occasion which my friend doesn’t really have in mind. So I came up with a second batch that reflects a fun design with the use of Pet Society characters (found over Google Image Search Engine) and a more playful variety of colours.
Here you can see the influences I've mentioned and the overall creative process I went through:
|Solemn and a rather formal approach.|
|A mash of the traditional graphics and playful Pet Society illustration.|
|Dominant cartoony illustrations but with a reserved color hue.|
(Notice the background I used: it was one of The Creative Dork's illustrations I shamelessly
copy-pasted and cropped without due permission T_T)
|Fun and playful cartoons and a color palette |
that ironically reminds me of an LGBT advocacy group. Yikes!