For my logo, as i stated in the sketch, I am combining the nickname given to big riders with a human body. So I just like a reverse Centaur is the idea. I really enjoy the idea of this and it is something I have been thinking of during my rides lately. During intervals a person of my size has to think of literally anything except riding and this kept popping into my head.
This is my take on what a “clydesdale” looks like in a sprint to the finish. I have extended the neck of the horse to almost look a little gross because I want to portray how badly a “clydesdale” wants to win and how they will stretch their neck as long as possible in order to do so. I also made the eye of the rider a sort of crimson because I thought it looked nice.
The image is mostly black, which I believe will help the image scale to size. I have been thinking about making the horse head white with black design inside to add more…. depth? But For the draft I just went with black.
To create this design, I used traced an image of my legs, body and arms that was taken of me while riding and then shrunk the calves and arms. I was attempting to make the torso and thighs much larger without looking cartoonish.
For the head I traced a a horse head from 123freevectors.com (See link in the bottom).
As for the bike, I made that piece by piece with Adobe illustrator. I used the rectangle tool, the pen tool, and the shaper tool. I also played with the polygon tool.
Sites used for inspiration
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