The wire-frame core of this design is a simple line rendering for a friend and reiki practitioner, who wanted a spiral set within triangles to lend the impression of peering down into a pyramid that had opened to reveal a conduit leading to something even deeper. As the original design was requested for small-scale logo use on things like business cards, I kept things simple and clean and only filled areas with solid colors. So the logo should work snappily that way. Yet as I’m partial to shading and multiplicities of color, I couldn’t resist slicing the wire frame into four pieces and overlaying them with textures to effect what looks to me like an album cover for a progressive rock band.
The background consists of two layers: a photo of a frozen lake near Hay Bay blended with a custom background image I call the Speckled Trout. The overall triangle image (a simplification of an earlier design created for the same friend) blends shots of clouds, sky and the roots of a fallen tree. The primary work involved Photoshop and Illustrator. For final tweaking, I used Microsoft PhotoDraw, one of my very favorite low-mustard applications.
Please note: The adjectival phrase “low-mustard” is a term I just made up. It describes any application that would likely be shooed away from any swanky dinner party where the Adobes are regular guests.
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