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    .The Challenge I took on the task of designing a new mascot for Keystone College. Two challenegs came along with that task. Firstly, I needed to… Read More
    .The Challenge I took on the task of designing a new mascot for Keystone College. Two challenegs came along with that task. Firstly, I needed to convincingly render a giant without any objects in the foreground, or background to compare its size too. Secondly, I needed to create a mascot that appealed to both kids and students since Keystone College is such a family friendly enviornment. The Solution The first thing I did was I took a few days to gather the finest examples of mascot logos from Division I colleges and professional sports teams. From that I figured out what style I needed to draw the giant in. I knew I wanted the mascot to have a massive jaw, and substantial under bite along with a furrowed brow. But, in my early sketches the giant looked to dopey, and thick headed. So I took a few hours to study animals and picked out traits to use like the broad protruding brow of a Gorilla, the sizable canines of a Tiger, the poised death stare of a cougar, and of course the muscle of The Hulk. To make him more kid friendly I rounded the sharpness of his teeth, and refined his eyes. He needed to look engaging and intimidating; but, also poised. I couldn't have a big orange giant walking around sporting events striking terror into the hearts of children because he looked like he was about to attack the next person he saw. Read Less
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