Japanese Whaleback Saw Logo
Recently I’ve been thinking of changing my logo. The current one was made a couple of years ago when I was trying to capture a focus on just do it yourself projects. I was contacted by John Zhu, and asked to hand draw a logo. This was my opportunity to imagine something a little different.
After some reflection I came up with two primary topics that influence me the most right now.
- Japanese Woodworking
- Military Design
I’m luck enough to own a Japanese Whaleback Saw, and did a video on it a little while back describing details of it.
When I went to the Atlanta Woodworking show the people I met knew me as the guy who had that massive Japanese saw. So starting with that I came up with a logo based around it.
For this request from John I thought I’d have a little fun.
Whaleback Saw Logo Rough Sketch
Inking The Logo With A Sharpie
Time to get rid of the pencil marks after inking.
Erasing The Pencil Marks
I’ve never really done any watercolors so I thought I’d try my hand at it. I started with a light coat of raw umber color and layered it for a darker color.
Brown Watercolors For The Handle
Lamp black was used for the saw blade using the same layering technique.
Water Coloring The Whaleback Blade
I liked the way that turned out, but it seemed to be missing something. I started layering red mulberry paper using white PVA glue.
Layering Red Mulberry Paper
Finished Business Card Sized Logo
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