@Hellfire-1 Not at all mate, your ideas are great!
Hey guys, just checking in again to give an update about what Ive been up to for United Insomniacs. I think Im gonna make this sort of like a developer diary because I like sharing : ). So lets get started with the first update! Ive already created the logo (above) using Adobe Photoshop and a couple of stock images. Its pretty simple, pretty much because I cant really draw to create something a little more creative : P. Basically I just took a picture of a pillow and crosshair from Google Images and threw it into Photoshop. I think it captures the idea of screwing over sleep for gaming : P. Ive designed this logo in mind with being the avatar of the channel so Ive also created a logo that includes some text:
I kept it fairly simple as well owing to keep it similar to the first logo. The font is just Orator Standard with some stroke and shadow added on. Plus theres a little texture that I added behind the logo. So what do you guys think of them? I know theyre not the greatest around, but Im proud that I made them on my own : ). I gotta really consider learning how to draw one of these days though, itll definitely be a helpful skill: P. After finishing the two logos I moved onto creating a YouTube channel background and ended up with this (right click + view for a bigger image):
I settled for a Skyrim theme because both my friend (who is working on the channel with me) and I enjoy Skyrim a lot : P. Plus the render I found for Skyrim (Dovahkiin as you can see) was absolutely awesome! Only problem I had about using it was that it took me forever to find a matching render to go along with it because none seemed suitable. I found this pretty awesome render of Lich King Arthas maybe even one of the best Ive ever seen. But unfortunately I couldnt use it, it just wasnt suitable . If you guys have any suggestions as to how I can improve anything, do tell Im all ears : ) . Thats it for the first update, heres a link to the channel if any of you guys are interested in checking it out. Its still very much a work in progress right now as Im busy working on a video intro. More on that in next update.
Not to mention, I don't want you to think I'm trying to alter your project! All the talk of logos just got me thinking you know? :)
Also, as an actual logo with text, I've been toying with the idea of a sheep with bloodshot eyes and a controller, although I've been fidgeting with a design on paper, I can't make it come out on the computer yet. My reasoning behind that is the "counting sheep" method of countering insomnia, and the bloodshot eyes representing the obvious failure to fall asleep. The controller would tie it into gaming. I don't know if "counting sheep" is universally understood though... That's just an idea I had in my head, but keep yours! I like it just as much. If I come up with any concrete examples, I'll show you, but I've got to work all day tommorow (Sunday, yuck), so it'd not be till late Monday if I find out if it's viable.
I've found it's just a matter of knowing people honestly. I searched YouTube for people that had amazing logos, and then contacted them asking who created it. This led to another person, who I also messages asking if they'd be willing to make a logo for me, provided I gave them the credit. I did this for about 8 different people before I found a guy who was willing, unfortunately, I don't have the name on me, it was listed in my channel, but I deleted it. :( I'll see if I can dig it up though, it may be on my computer still somewhere.
@Hellfire-1 Any resources you can point me towards to improve?
I like logo with text, but I'm not a huge fan of it as the avatar... I think it's because of all the empty space on the edges. It'll probably grow on me though. Being 100% honest though, I had no clue that was a Pillow in the background, I thought it was a flag, until I read that it was a Pillow. :P The actual YouTube background, I don't like because it's just empty space and two renders, but I know from experience that backgrounds on YouTube are almost impossible to like. I had a Starcraft 2 Casting channel that I had a wonderful logo for, but hated my background. Ah well... That shut down about a year ago anyways.