I started randomly sketching Sonic characters, and I decided that I wanted to make them into a Final Fantasy logo.
Here’s the official Final Fantasy 11 logo, so you can see the style I was mimicking.
First, the sketch:
Then I inked all the lines …
Then I added another layer and added big chunks of shading, also known as shadow pools. I haven’t done this style in years, and I kept having to do it over until I remembered how it works.
From here, I couldn’t figure out how to make Painter select and shade only the black stuff, so I dumped it over to Photoshop. Lifted all the black to a new layer, locked the transparency, grabbed a big fat airbrush and went to town.
From there, all that was left was to find the Final Fantasy font and make the text look all nice and official-like.
And there you go! A Sonic version of a Final Fantasy logo.