So for while now, I’ve been playing with an ultimate frisbee club based in Boston, called the Hungry Hippos. Anyways, there was an interest in updating our disc design, so I was happy to oblige.
I drew this in PS with my Intuos tablet and then vectorized in Illustrator to get the lines as clean as possible. Because of the way the image is printed on the plastic, I couldn’t include too much detail in the illustration. Overall I’m pretty happy with how it came together. Check out the final illustration below:
We went through a couple of different versions, and below you can see the initial design proposals. I really liked the first one, with the hippo peering over the surface of the water. I liked the simplicity of the design, but everyone else responded more to the third design. I wanted to carry over the horizontal plane of water into the third version, but ultimately decided it was best to abandon it. It was a cool design element in the other versions but didn’t mesh well with the perspective in number three.