A little over a year ago, I was befriended by a distant relative from Germany on Facebook, and added to a group full of "Otterbein's". One of the members of the group added the Otterbein family crest and I found it to be a little outdated. 

Without removing any of the major symbols from the crest, because each symbol has a specific meaning, I made the crest more visually appealing. 
This is the original Otterbein Crest. 
Based off of the original, I began sketching
Through the sketches I did some from studies to make the otter more dynamic and fun.
Heres the Final, I free hand sketched it on a Wacomb tablet. 
Each Symbol and its meaning...
 
Otter- One who lives life to the Fullest
 
Wings- Swiftness and Protection
 
Helmet- Strenght and Protection
 
Wreath (around shield)- Triumph
 
Gold (Yello)- Generosity
 
Green- Hope, Joy, Loyalty in love
Family Crest
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Family Crest

This project was a personal endeavor of mine. I redesigned my families crest to make it more interesting, while also adding some symbolism that I Read More
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