Ragnarok Logo Contest Entry

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Participating Ragnarok Logo Contest

Hi everyone Steven here!
It's been a very busy week. I have a lot of projects and works to do but I managed to spare some time to participate in a contest held by Ragnarok. You could see the post of the contest by clicking this RAGNAROK LOGO CONTEST .

I wish you could read this post up until the end for you to know how did I came up with this logo design. I will also be displaying some techniques that you could possibly apply on your art and benefit you as well (for beginners only).

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Materials and Software

Adobe Photoshop CC
HUION H640P graphic tablet
ASUS X415 Laptop

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Process in Making the LOGO

STEP 1
First thing I did was reading some post about the Ragnarok Game. You could see them by clicking this Ragnarok Account as well as this Cartel Post . Upon reading some Ragnarok related blogs I took some notes of the words that I can use in creating the logo. And I associate some words with equivalent symbols like the following:

  • Chess = Board
  • Poker = Card
  • King = Crown
  • Battle = Skull

These are some of words that I think would be a significant reference in making my logo.

STEP 2

Without knowledge of really how the world of Ragnarok looks like. I grab this Card that was revealed in the

Ragnarok Post here.

This served as my basis of creating the logo. I picked some key aspects to this card design such as the golden color, the skull and bones, and how the character is made. Somewhat like a digital paint or in 3D.

I think that the skull and bones in the card really look cool.

STEP 3
After all of that, I begin sketching the first phase. You could see here the sketch of a skull that I represent as the battle that's took place in the game. These battle between Gods, Demi-Gods, Titans and extraordinary Human Beings. Which, I visualized that this skull is also wearing a crown. As what I have read the King that stays in the battle field wins the game Ragnarok.

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Skull Sketch
Adding Crown
RAGNAROK Crown

I also added something that represents the Chess Game which is the Chess Board. While I am sketching, I keep on changing the chess board until I found what I am happy for.

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Making Chess Board
Finalizing Details
Adding Horns

In the last sketch, I added horns. These horns are not only serving as a design that I put to make it cool but also represent the structure that make it looks like a SPADE. This game have terminologies from a Poker game so, I've decided to make it as a Spade type of Card.

STEP 4
After I finalized the sketch. I proceed to the Coloring stage. First, base color/masking. What is this? Here, I will teach you how to make masking layer in Photoshop. This is what it looks like.

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You could put a layer under your sketch layer. Name that layer as base color or mask. Basically, masking helps us so that all of our color layers will not exceed to the mask layer created.
Example.

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Without Mask
With Mask
Mask Layer

You could add any layer on top of the mask. Then Alt + hover your cursor in between those layers then Left Click on your mouse to mask it in the layer. That's what it looks like in the third image.

STEP 5

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Adding Shadow
Adding Details
Depth Shadows and Highlights

Here in this stage, I only used Multiply and Overlay blending options in the Photoshop. You could see it beside the Opacity option in the layer panel (default at Normal), change that to any blending options. In my case, these are the only two options I've used. Add layer on top of your Mask layer (I assumed you know how to mask already) Add color on top of each layers until you achieved what is your desired look. In my case this is the Semi-Final output. I already love this one. But I have to push forward for where my wild imagination goes.

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STEP 6 / FINAL
To give it a boost, I added glow in the skull's eye socket. Brighten the image and this is the final output.

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If you want to know about these cool Text Formatting please visit Cartel Post Framework I know you would love this guide as much as I do.

Hoooo! that was fun. You made it to the end of this post. I really appreciate your time and attention and I hope you learned something today.
'Till the next post see yah!
Thank you very much!

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Very dark indeed, I see Lucifer has a grip on your soul.

However, I do like your design all the same. My father has gifted you have great artistic skills. I wish you all the best in your contest, I think you have a good chance.

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Hey Jesus, I am a big fan of yours but saying that his work results are because your father bestowed gifts is a slap in the face of all the hard work, study and time he invested in art.

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My father provides the seeds of talent and each grows differently, some waste their traits and others study, practice and perfect them.

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Thank you very much for you time and attention and for your review as well jezus o//

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This looks amazing!!! The best one I saw so far! Cheering for you (even though I will also participate, the prize must go to the family! XD)

You were able to embody all elements of the game with finesse! And your art style complimented nicely the game aesthetic.

I personally prefer the step 5 over the final, I thought the overall darker shadowing and dark eyesockets fitted better with the ruthlessness the Ragnarok team claim their game will have

I also wasn't a big fan of the vertical black&white background on final version, a full Collor like the version on the thumbnail or step 5 worked better for me.

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Wohoooooo!! Thank you very much that was a great review! Ahhh yes! I also personaly like the dark one too hahaha well just sharing this one though not on a competitive side. Not really good at making logos 😂.... Ahhhhh noooo the logo is just the image without the background black and white there. It is just a testing how it works on both neutral colors so the final output I put it in between black&white😅 but I'm glad you really put the time to finish reading the post from start to end I love that!

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Oh man, this is such a cool design, I hope you win. But if not, then we already have a design for Cartel posts for Ragnarok. ;-)

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Hahaha just enjoying it wooooo! I love the text formatting in post, that greatly helps to boost another cool presentation. Thank you very much Flo!

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Oh man, the idea of the concepts are soooo nice. I really loved the Spades horns and the crown. It is a great logo brother! I'll be watching closely to see the results of the contest.

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Oh! It's a huge thanks to you for tagging me in such contest brother, I've been busy a lot lately but still manage to create an entry. Feel free to view others as well, they're great too!
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This is awesome, great work on explaining how it is done

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Thank youvery much for stopping by and reading about how the logo progress I really appreciate it! o//

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Haha brother this is too cool this has to be one of the top choices for them. Really pulling for you fam let's get it.

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Haha! Whatever outcome it is! I fully support the winner because it is their own way of judging and we don't have to be so competitive bro let's just share some fun while doing what we love. Stay tuned for more artworks to come. I bet you will be facinated with the next post haha at least I'm optimistic with that.
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WOW, this is super cool!

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Woooo! Thanks for stopping by buddy you're super cool too!
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This is a cool design. I enjoyed your process.

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