I was playing about, doodling some shapes, when I began to see this design appear. As the design took shape I decided it needed to be build digitally, to make it clean, but also it needed to be more than just a flat logo/shield on a page. I love art and design that has depth and a 3D nature to it, when you know it’s a 2D image it can still have that extra something. Here is a break down of the process I took to build the design, from sketch to the build up of the section in flat vector form, to the final version that added tones into it to create depth.
And here a couple of small detail shots, that hopefully highlight the layered nature of the logo.
So I love it when something ‘solid’ appears from a loose idea you have.